We just announced Brut@l for PS4 at PlayStation Experience!

Hello!

You may have noticed we tend to keep quiet on social media but today we’re very excited to not only be at PlayStation Experience, but to have the chance to share the main stage during the Sony press conference to announce our latest title, Brut@l, a retro themed roguelike that we’ll be launching onto the PlayStation 4 in early 2016.

BrutalMage
The M@ge character from Brut@l

In Brut@l you will choose your hero: Ranger, Mage, Warrior or Amazon then descend into a procedurally generated world constructed entirely from ASCII. Your goal? Reach the 26th floor, vanquish the fearsome Guardian of the Dungeon and claim his crown.

What does a world constructed entirely from ASCII look like you ask? Well, in all honestly we thought you would! This trailer we revealed at PlayStation Experience should (hopefully!) answer all your questions!

The game will also feature systems such as Crafting, Enchanting, Potion Brewing as well as a leveling system that allows you to choose skills that complement your playstyle. Each of these systems we’ll breakdown into more depth over the coming weeks and months to give you a better idea of what to expect as you traverse this Brut@l ASCII dungeon.

As well as evoking a sense of nostalgia in many gamers with our art direction we wanted to re-live some of the best gaming moments we’ve personally had over the last decade, there  was only one way to do that, local co-op. Share the adventure by exploring Brut@l’s dungeon with a friend and lay waste to the hordes of enemies that stand between you and floor 26, evoking the nostalgia of all night gaming sessions from years past. Just don’t blame us if your buddy keeps all the good weapons for himself!

To top it all off we’ll also have a level editor, allowing you to craft your own ASCII themed dungeon floors and share them with friends. We’ll be sharing more on this in the future and we’re very excited about the idea of players creating their own content and sharing it with the world.

This Is Brut@l

We’ll be doing regular blog posts so hit that favourite / bookmark button!

Finally we’d love to hear from you so make sure to follow us on twitter and facebook to keep up-to-date with all things Brut@l and Stormcloud! Send us a hello, preferably in ASCII, and let us know what you think of Brut@l!

Brut@l is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4 digitally in early 2016.

Author Richard Wood
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Comments (6)

  • Nick (UK)
    December 6, 2015 at 11:10 am
    I watched the PS experience last night and was blown away by the art style, this game looks absolutely fantastic! Are you able to play as a single player or is it co-op only?
    • Profile photo of Richard Wood
      December 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm
      Hi Nick! Sorry for the delayed response, just back from PSX! :) There is Single Player, Local Co-Op and a Dungeon Editor :D
  • LK901
    December 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm
    Wow! This looks like fantastic fun, a must buy for me. But tell me, what is this based off of? I'm a long time player of NetHack and ADOM, but this does not look like it it is based off of those. +1 for getting to PSX!
    • Profile photo of Richard Wood
      December 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm
      Hi LK! We used Brogue as inspiration, it's not a direct 'sequel' or based off of the game, however we used our love of Brogue and similar titles to help shape Brut@l.
  • theroonco
    December 7, 2015 at 4:03 pm
    This game looks amazing, congrats on the reveal! I can't wait to learn more about it (or play it!)

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