Paper Mario Meets Diablo In New Action RPG Book Of Demons

Independent developer Thing Trunk released the announcement trailer to their upcoming (And for now, PC only) action RPG Book Of Demons via their youtube channel yesterday, giving fans a glimpse at the game’s 2d paper-based theme. As the first game in their “Return 2 Games” series, Book Of Demons takes place in a world made completely of paper, which must make it hard to find any equipment with fire resistance.

    What makes Book of Demons stand out from the rest of fantasy hack & slash games are its many twists in the basic gameplay mechanics, paper cut-out graphics, unprecedented accessibility, and a dark theme intertwined with a fair dose of humor any fan of classic games should enjoy. The character system is built around a card system that supersedes and unifies items, skills, and spells. Current hack & slash games employ countless statistics that change the mechanics by a percentile in a continuous fashion. Book of Demons features multiple discrete player and monster mechanics that can be combined in a virtually infinite number of interesting ways to create near endless replayability.
  • Paper cut-out graphics
  • Upgradable card system that unifies items, spells, and skills
  • Unique movement and fighting system for more strategic gameplay
  • Flexiscope™ system that adjusts sessions size to players’ liking
  • Endless end-game mode with 100+ challenges
  • First truly accessible hack & slash
  • Randomized dungeons
  • Single-player campaign with 3 character classes
  • 60+ different monster types
  • Lots of humor

Thing Trunk has promised us that further details – as well as a more in-depth gameplay trailer – are forthcoming. Until that time comes, you can follow Book of Demons’ progress through the developer’s official website.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

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