Good Shepherd Entertainment and developer Shiny Shoe have announced the release date for deck building rogue-like Monster Train.
Hell has frozen over, and you must protect the last pyre from being extinguished by the angels of heaven across multiple battles at once. Pick from one of five monster clans across ten levels, and build your deck from over 220 cards.
Upgrade your champion and your cards, and choose your route through hell and react to random events. There is also real-time multiplayer for up to eight players, daily challenges, and the ability to create your own challenges to share.
You can find the Strategy Trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deck building, with three vertical play fields to defend.
No playthrough is ever the same
You’ll never play the same deck twice!
* over 220 cards
* 5 monster clans with each very different gameplay
* Each clan has 10 levels to unlock, bringing new cards to your deck
* Upgrade your clan specific champion multiple times
* 88 artifacts
* Upgrade any card twice
* More than 21 unique random events
* 25 covenant (difficulty) levels
Visit powerful locations
To take back hell, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations give different benefits; upgrade your champion, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses or duplicate any card in your deck.
Strategize to fit your playstyle
With five clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favourite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.
In the Hell Rush multiplayer mode, eight players compete in a frantic real time contest. Each player has the same resources and opponents to create a level playing field. With the clock ticking it’s a test of who can make the best decisions under pressure. Only a true speed demon can remain undefeated.
Take on a new challenge every day with a hugely modified run due to gameplay mutators. Compete globally and against friends, and climb the leaderboards with a skill-focused scoring system.
Design your own unique challenge and share it with friends. Each custom challenge has its own leaderboard so you can send your friends straight to hell.
Monster Train launches May 21st on Windows PC via Steam.