With a description that includes “Spoilers: You’ll probably die trying,” Necropolis is sure to be a not-so-death-defying dungeon crawler this summer. Unfortunately, its release was recently delayed due to Bandai Namco obtaining the right to release this game on the console. Though Harebrained Schemes developer Mitch Gitelman will still be independently releasing it on Steam. Gitelman explained that the reason for the game’s delay is due to the fact that certifying the rights to release on console takes more time as far as preparation goes.
He went on to say, “While we really hate to slip a release date, we know from experience that doing a console release right adds a significant amount of development work. So we believe this is absolutely the right decision.”
Necropolis is a 1-4 player dungeon crawler that takes the idea of being in too deep to a new level. There is a permanent death mechanic. Die and get sent right back to the beginning as yet another unnamed adventure. Your new character won’t be skulking the same dungeon after every death. It will always be newly regenerated for a completely unique experience. But the players won’t be up the river without a paddle, per say. There will still be plenty of weapons, armor, and upgrades to pick up as you make your way, not up, but down the seemingly endless halls of Necropolis.
No longer set to release on March 17th, Necropolis will be popping up sometime this summer for the PC, XBox One and PlayStation 4.
“Necropolis has all the makings of a smash hit – the kind of Roguelike that hardcore players will brag about beating for years to come.” – Hardcore Gamer