Rogue Spirit Will Arrive On Steam's Early Access On September 1st

505 Games and Kids With Sticks will be releasing Rogue Spirit into Steam's Early Access a little sooner than expected on September 1st. If you couldn't tell from the artwork below and the trailer we have for you here, this is a Studio Ghibli-Inspired 3D roguelite title that will have you fighting a terrible emperor from beyond as a spirit prince. You'll glide around controlling enemies and inspiring allies in a fight for the land that is currently under tyranny. Enjoy the content here before the game comes out on Wednesday.

Rogue Spirit comes to Steam on September 1st, courtesy of 505 Games.
Rogue Spirit comes to Steam on September 1st, courtesy of 505 Games.

For thousands of years, the people of the Kingdom of Midra lived in relative harmony and peace. From generation to generation, the oldest of tales were told over and over again. The stories told of the great Chaos: A Demon King who was sealed away by a hero of long-forgotten ages. Over time, the residents of the land turned the tale into a legend, then a myth, until it was all but forgotten.

Days passed by in this peaceful slumber. The denizens' obliviousness to their own terrifying past weakened the chains of the prison containing the Demon King, until one day they finally broke. The Chaos awakened and the horrifying nightmares of the forgotten past came back to life. He was once more known to every inhabitant of the land – child, adult and elderly alike. He sowed fear in the hearts of the brave, as an inevitable war came along with him. Those who could fight did, and fell. Those who were not strong enough to fight were possessed by demonic energy. The Chaos left no warrior's body alone and absorbed it into his army. Leaving no hostages behind, he incorporated inhabitants across all social classes and sorts, from lowly beggars to the noblest lords. His power grew to be so unimaginable that no mortal could stand against it.

As a final resort, the Last Ones, monks of the Forgotten Monastery who still have a memory of what once happened, performed the ritual of summoning to bring back from the spirit world our Hero who sealed away the Chaos in the distant past. You play as the Ghost, the summoned Spirit of the Prince of the Kingdom of Midra, wandering your land. Passing through your kingdom's villages, forests and marshes, you'll have to defeat and possess your foes to acquire their skills and adapt your combat style to different circumstances. Each defeated enemy is an opportunity for a body with better chance of survival.

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