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Enter The Keep (3DS) – Footage and Screens

Enter The Keep (3DS) – Footage and Screens

by Jeremy HardinJune 2, 2014

June 2, 2014 – Cinemax, an independent studio based in Prague, has unveiled the first gameplay footage and in-game screenshots for The Keep, an old-school dungeon crawler with a real-time combat for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system today.

In The Keep you will embark on a quest to explore caves and mines filled with monsters to slain and puzzles to solve underneath and surrounding the tower of evil sorcerer Watrys.

Video footage captures the following key aspects of The Keep:

Exploring and puzzle solving – the caves and dungeons are full of surprises. There will be deadly traps, elaborate mechanisms guarding secret passages, trapdoors and treasures with powerful weapons and supplies.

Real-time combat – a battle against enemies with a gesture based combat, but swiping the stylus horizontally or diagonally is not enough. Defeating enemies means that you have to break their defences hitting the upper or lower body or focusing on their head. Every enemy
requires different strategy and every weapon class offers unique combos.   

Rune magic – utilising touch screen you can rearrange runes on a 5×4 board and then chain them together to cast powerful elemental magic (Fire, Ice or Lightning) with the stylus. Runes are scarce but there are a lot of spells, so be careful to pick the right combinations.

What you can’t see in the early alpha footage is the difficulty. The Keep will offer something for newbies in the genre, seasoned adventures and for those who like to tackle with proper challenge – every difficulty level will have a Permadeath option.

Surviving in The Keep won’t be easy, but with the help of powerful weapons and armour, gaining strength by using specific skills of the hero and the right combination of magic and a melee combat you will overcome every obstacle and eventually defeat the undefeatable.

The Keep is coming to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS this summer.

Title: The Keep
Platform: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Genre: RPG
Release date: late summer 2014
Age Rating: TEEN (ESRB)

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About Cinemax
Cinemax is a leading independent studio based in Prague with more than 40 titles published on various platform, including Steam, iOS, DSiWare, and well known for commitment to quality and excellence. Visit for more info.

About The Author
Jeremy Hardin
Jeremy's love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80's when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he'll answer, "the day I beat Zelda 2." To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers. Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

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