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
Release date: late summer 2014
Age Rating: TEEN (ESRB)
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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 http://games.cinemax.cz for more info.