Join an epic family of heroes as Children of Morta reveals its release date and a new trailer for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. Publisher 11-bit studios and developer Dead Mage are thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated roguelike RPG. Children of Morta will be arriving on PC this September 3, 2019. The Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will launch on October 15, 2019.
To celebrate the launch date announcement, you can check out the all-new trailer below.
Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful Mount Morta into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Will you be able to sacrifice everything to save the ones you care for? Children of Morta is a story-driven action RPG about a valiant family standing together while the world around them is devoured in darkness. Lead the Bergsons, with all their flaws and virtues and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes.
Children of Morta copes with themes closer to our daily lives than one would expect. It is a story of the simple emotions we all know so well love and hope. Longing and uncertainty, ultimately loss and the sacrifices we are willing to make to save the ones we care the most for.
Children of Morta will be available digitally on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. The boxed editions from Merge Games will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4. Also, in PC (in Europe and Australia) alongside the digital releases.
About Children of Morta
The Bergson family has guarded Mount Morta for generations but now face their most dangerous trial. Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful mountain into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Take part in their journey and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes.
An emotional roguelike with gorgeous pixel-art, Children of Morta combines a powerful narrative of familial ties with intense hack-and-slash gameplay in an ever-changing world. Choose the best character for your playstyle. Craft new items for your adventure, and fight to find out what is the real source of evil.
Every family member serves as a different class.
- John, the father. He would do anything to protect the ones he loves so he bears a shield and is a sturdy tank character.
- His son Kevin. On the other hand, is more cautious and withdrawn, so devs decided he would work best as a stealthy character who uses invisibility to avoid the enemies.
- His sister Lucy. She is young and bursts with energy, so she is a cute but very dynamic and deadly fire mage.
- Also, players will control elder daughter Linda, a ranged character with a bow, and the cousins, Mark and Joey.
Every character has its unique play style and developers did their best effort for all of them to feel well-balanced and fun to play. This design approach in Children of Morta applies to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC alike.
About the design
They use two methods that should encourage players to use different characters. One is the fatigue system. The Bergson’s stand against the ancient Corruption that is slowly devouring the land and the heroes themselves. So, from time to time, your characters must rest if you’re using them frequently. This forces you to pick another family member and test their skills in battle. Also, we got family traits. While gaining experience you’re not only leveling-up given character but also unlocking the skills that are applying to the whole family. This way they made sure that no character feels useless in the endgame and the player stays incentivized to try out different heroes.
The last thing is they’ve tried their best to ensure that the players didn’t feel like the family narrative is fading away while they descend into dungeons. So even if you’re playing single-player mode, other members are there for you to support you during random encounters and events. That builds a great feeling of belonging to the family throughout the whole adventure.
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