Devolver Digital has revealed a new melee online RPG called Absolver, from the developers of Watch Dogs and Ghost Recon at Ubisoft. You can check out the game preview in the player below. Absolver’s being developed for a PC and console release for later next year.
In Absolvers, players awake in the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire with a mysterious mask on their faces and faint recollections of an esoteric ceremony. The mask is the creation of the rulers of the lands called Guides, and they’ve played people there to determine if they are worthy of becoming a part of the elite corps of Absolvers. They will wander the land and encounter other prospects. Here are some of the main features from the game (courtesy of Devolver Digital):
- Fluid Real-Time Combat: Position yourself in one of four tactical stances during real-time battles and execute devastating attacks, dodges, and parries. Movement becomes your weapon as you engage in solo duels or intense three-on-three melees battles.
- Customizable Style and Flow: Players will define their character’s playstyle by picking a combat style, a weapon of choice, and arranging attacks in their Combat Deck to design their unique and personal attack flow.
- Online Multiplayer Action and Narrative: Prospects and Absolvers will seamlessly encounter others in the world, generating unique stories that emerge through player interaction and choices. These moments are filled with tension as intentions to battle, trade, or befriend are never clear: trust is always a leap of faith. Encounters will have lasting consequences and transform into meaningful relationships as you make friends or enemies and find mentors or disciples.
- PvP and PvE: Explore a rich and dynamic world including dedicated PvP battle arenas where champions will receive spoils of victory and progress in the ranks of the Absolvers, and PvE dungeons in which players cooperatively battle to retrieve rare loot and equipment from the depth of the Adal mines.
Absolver is due out in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.