Realm of Ink early access launch set for May

Realm of Ink

Publisher 663 Games and co-developers Leap Studio and Maple Leaf Studio have announced a release date for Realm of Ink, their painterly roguelite action-adventure game.

Realm of Ink is launching in early access for Windows PC (via Steam) on May 17th. A full release is planned for later in 2024 on PC and unconfirmed consoles.

“We are incredibly excited to be releasing Realm of Ink onto Steam Early Access and taking the next step on our development journey” commented Dai, CEO of Leap Studio. “While we aim for a flawless official launch, as a newly established independent game studio, we acknowledge that our experience and resources are still growing. We recognize that only by relying on genuine feedback and suggestions from players can we continuously refine our product and deliver the best gaming experience possible.”

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus a new trailer:

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!

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