Publisher 663 Games and co-developers Leap Studio and Maple Leaf Studio have announced Realm of Ink, a painterly roguelite action-adventure game.
Realm of Ink is in development for Windows PC (via Steam) and unspecified consoles, and has a release set for sometime in 2024.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
From ink and brush, life springs anew, In death’s embrace, souls remain still.In the Realm of Ink, the puppets awaken
You will initially play as the swordsman Red before progressively unlocking other characters. With the help of the ancient Scriptbound Fox and the immortal power of the mysterious Fox Blood, you will defeat four Bosses to reclaim your own destiny. During the journey, the long-lost Ink Gems are rediscovered; the truth of the Book Spirit is gradually revealed; soon Red and others discover that they are just fictional characters in Realm of Ink. Everything seems to be destined: the old world will collapse while a new world is forming, and the awakened spirits will be meant to reshape their true selves amidst countless cycles of destruction.
Exquisite Ink-style art
From the verdant Buddhist forests, the frigid enchanted Monkey Kingdom, the gentle yet terrifying waterland to the ancient and reverent ruins of Mausoleum, each of the four themed stages is distinctive. But beware, behind the beautiful scenery, there are numerous lurking demons and hidden perils.
What secrets lie in the pasts of the three protagonists and several dozen NPCs? Embrace the challenges and uncover the truths!
Various combinations and builds
Ink Gems have assorted appearances, and they will reinforce one another. Use them to explore diverse build of martial arts schools and master powerful skills of Yin and Yang to defeat enemies with a single strike!
Hundreds of rare magical treasure trigger various unique effects and provide distinctive attribute bonuses, empowering your martial arts schools and allowing you to effortlessly defeat all enemies!
You can also engage in long-term character development outside of combat and unlock new combinations of moves and combat styles. With a dual-cycle system inside and outside combat, you’ll have a fresh experience every time!
A journey into the unknown, composing of distinctive stages
Explore a variety of battle stages and routes where you can collect Ink Relics, fortune and magical treasure as well as duel with the boss. In this exhilarating journey into the unknown, you will enter various stages and encounter a diverse cast of NPCs, making the entire journey full of surprises!
Fight alongside your intimate Ink Pets
Mysterious in origin and adorable in appearance, the Ink Pets will be your companions. As the Ink Gems level up, your Ink Pets will also undergo a transformation, becoming more powerful to fight alongside you!