Headup and Devespresso Games announced the release of their roguelike fantasy adventure Vambrace: Cold Soul, available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.
Originally launched on Steam for Windows PC and Mac earlier in 2019, Vambrace: Cold Soul is the second game of Devespresso Games, who created the indie cult classic The Coma: Recut, now with a major departure from the survival-horror mechanics and features a new focus on rich narrative and deep strategy. Weaving a tale of gothic horror from the minds of Minho Kim and T.L. Riven, the gameplay features multi-class party building mechanics, punishing roguelike expeditions, and an immersive story with high replayability. Vambrace also boasts Minho’s signature hand-illustrated graphics that is sure to please 2D and retro game enthusiasts.
Players take on the role of Evelia Lyric as they embark on a series of expeditions that will truly test their leadership capabilities. Assemble a team of unique characters all with different strengths, abilities and fighting styles in order to defeat the evil that awaits. Craft new items from old loot to ensure the team is properly equipped to face new challenges and threats. The path will be fraught with difficulties and the unexpected, each of the game’s seven chapters will require a perfectly balanced but different team in order for the player to progress.
About Vambrace: Cold Soul
The King of Shades has cursed the great city of Icenaire. Now cast under a permanent blight of frost fall, its former residents have returned from the dead as mad Wraiths. Survivors take refuge deep underground where they lead a desperate campaign against this unearthly power. Woefully outmatched, they are forced into hiding as the King of Shades amasses an army of the undead above them. One fateful day, a mysterious stranger appears in the city with an enchanted vambrace.
You play as Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering the cursed city of Icenaire. You must choose party members who will lend their unique strengths to your cause. Embark on expeditions and use perceptive allies to avoid traps and strange encounters. Leverage the strengths of fighters and magic wielders to survive deadly combat. You may be Icenaire’s only hope…
- Embark on an epic fanasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters
- Complete sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins
- Assemble your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits
- Craft items and armour from precious materials gathered on your trips that will unlock new skills and enhance stats
- Make crucial decisions – one wrong turn can seal your party’s fate
- Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death
- Find codex pages to expand upon the world’s history and mythical lore