Deliver judgment as an inquisitor or command minions as a general of evil in these new demos.
Dungeons 4 is set to release November 9, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam). The Inquisitor is set to release February 2024, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam). Both demos can be found on the game’s respective Steam pages.
You can view the announcement below:
Publisher Kalypso Media along with developers of ‘Dungeons 4’, Realmforge Studios, and ‘The Inquisitor’, The Dust S.A, have just announced the release of demo versions for their upcoming games, Dungeons 4 and The Inquisitor. The Dungeons 4 demo is now available on Steam and the Microsoft Store (for Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S) and will run until the game’s release on November 9th. The Inquisitor will also have a demo, launching today and ending alongside the official Steam Next Fest on the 16th of October.
Dungeons 4 will have a demo taking players through the first four devilishly difficult campaign levels, including all the cunning cutscenes and nefarious narration found within these first few chapters. They will also meet Thalya, the General of the Absolute Evil, and some of the iconic minions from the series. The game promises all the real-time strategy, and dungeon-building Evilness™ of the previous three games, along with new enemies and challenges.
The Inquisitor, which was recently shown exclusively to press at Gamescom, will also have a playable demo where players will meet the titular inquisitor, Mordimer Madderdin, for the first time. They will see the harbour and marketplace within Koenigstein and investigate the rumours of a vampire among the citizens. They will also meet compelling characters, participate in the Grand Tournament within the city, and witness the enigmatic Unworld, where the truth can be pieced together from shards of memories. The Inquisitor is February 2024, to Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and PlayStation 5.
Dungeons 4 Features:
- Everything is better with Dwarves™: The Dwarves have arrived to build their underground strongholds and the hardy little fellows (although they don’t like being called that) compete with the Ever-Expanding Evil for space and resources.
- It makes your Dungeon great again: Dungeons are up to four times larger than before and there are many more creatures who wait for the All-Commanding Evil’s orders to conquer the Overworld. Now the time has come for massive armies and truly sprawling dungeons!
- Ripe for the taking: The Overworld is bigger than ever before. Gain Evilness by beating Mini Bosses like the obsessively harmonious Unicorn and use it to transform the Overworld into stunning biomes of pure evil.
- New and shiny: An ability-based Perk system for Thalya, the Absolute Evil’s trusted *cough* and most loyal subordinate, grants her impressive new powers. The Absolute Evil can now enjoy taking over the world, governing the creatures and slapping subordinates even more with the customizable Evil Hand.
- Minions, everywhere: The Horde, the Undead and the Demons wait to do the Absolute Evil’s bidding, with more creatures than ever eagerly following the gesturing Evil’s orders, and Snots will play a much more prominent role this time.
- Many ways to tell the story: A long campaign, narrated by the beloved English Narrator from previous titles, as well as several skirmish maps all to challenge your rule as the Absolute Evil.
- Change the world: Spread your Evilness across the Overworld to bring lush and green environments over to the dark side, now shining even more vibrantly and beautifully evil as you spread your evilness across many new biomes.
- Work together, slay together: 2-player co-op multiplayer with both players managing one Dungeon together. All skirmish maps and the campaign are playable in co-op.
The Inquisitor Features
- Be the ultimate Holy Judge and Jury: Your role as an Inquisitor is to maintain order and enforce the faith in God. But the world is full of sinners who have lost their way. Decide the fates of those you judge in multiple story-driven cases and missions. This is a world where morality and what is right have long strayed from each other. So, will you show mercy or undying belief in The Holy Law?
- A morally tainted, non-linear tale: This is a dark and gritty story centered around a religion preaching revenge and violence. Multiple branching story choices will test your morality. Choose your path and decide what kind of Inquisitor you will be – one of pity or one of retribution – and ultimately what mark you will leave on this world.
- Enlightened sleuthing: Mordimer has unique skills and abilities that allow him to solve the various crimes and mysteries that have befallen Koenigstein. Track down and interrogate suspects. Discover the hidden truths of the city and its inhabitants. Piece together the evidence and make your final judgments.
- Delve into the Unworld: Unbeknownst to those around him, Mordimer has the ability to enter the mysterious Unworld. There he can discover the deeper secrets that suspects have tried to hide in their souls. But there is a grave risk when venturing into this world and the dark force which reigns supreme here will do everything it can to destroy you for stepping foot into its realm.
- Persuasive interrogations: The 1500’s remain a cruel era of justice. As an Inquisitor, you have free rein to use whatever methods and tools deemed necessary to persuade suspects to reveal ‘the truth’. These optional interrogations date back to the times of the real Inquisition and it’s up to you to decide if and how much force to apply to those under your investigation.
- Let your sword do the talking: Sometimes a tongue just needs to be cut right out in order to loosen it. A full sword-based combat system means various cases will let or even require you to use brute force. Master your blade, find your openings, and use your enemy’s weak points against them.