Devolver Digital and Eneme Entertainment’s upcoming, isometric RPG called Eitr has been slowly making its way around the web. It’s a game steeped in Norse mythology that carries some strikingly similar combat to hard-as-nails action-RPGs like Dark Souls and Lords of the Fallen, while taking on a haunting presentation of darkly animated pixels.
The game is about eitr… a disease that is infecting Yggdrasil and thus infecting the world. It’s up to players to take on the role of a shield maiden (whose name hasn’t been revealed just yet) to stop the eitr from destroying the world. The shield maiden is not affected by the curse and it’s up to players to find out way. You can check out the pensive gameplay trailer for Eitr below.
In a previous interview with IGN back in August, Eneme revealed that the game would not have music, but that the game’s background ambiance and the enemy sounds would work as a way to remind players that the shield maiden is all alone in a dark and frightening world that is being enveloped by a treacherous and unyielding evil.
You can check out the footage below.
More recently, Eneme Entertainment had an interview with Fextralife where they discussed not only the difficulty of defeating bosses in the game, but also how after defeating the game players will be able to go back and do it all over again with a New Game+.
Who doesn’t love an action-RPG with a New Game+?
You can check out some of the game’s content and the interview with the video below.
It’s an interesting looking game for sure, and despite being centered around Norse mythology, it takes a very distinct and separate route about the subject matter from the recently released hack-and-slash adventure game from Thunder Lotus Games, Jotun.
However, both games do share similarities in that the main characters are females, there huge jotun bosses to overcome, and both games are isometric RPGs in a sense.
Anyway, the game recently popped up on a thread on Reddit, and sadly I completely missed the game back when the PS4 trailer had its debut back in August. Thankfully the game is now the radar and in the database and hopefully we’ll be able to see more of it soon.
The game is scheduled to release for PC and PS4 sometime in 2016. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website or by checking out the Steam store page.