Lone Ruin is the second release under the new Originals publishing label from Super Rare. Grapple Dog, an action-platformer, was first released earlier this year.
Advertised as a spell-based roguelike twin-stick shooter, Lone Ruin promises to focus on replayability. Players will assume the role of an explorer as they adventure through a ruined magical city searching for a mysterious ancient power.
In addition to the press release listed below, a trailer was also made available.
A City Corrupted – What once was a buzzy civilisation and people living in harmony with the magic surrounding them has long since been driven mad and twisted beyond recognition by the very magic that used to help sustain them. What could have corrupted this city?
Having heard the legends, you, a gifted spellcasting explorer, arrive at these hostile ruins a millenia later with the goal of seeking this ancient power and finally cleansing the city of the corruption it was consumed by all those years ago. The answer probably lies in the center of Lone Ruin… if you can make it there.Outlive the Ruins – Fight your way through blood-pumping battles and more than a whole host of enemies and multiple bosses in several distinct, hellishly vibrant areas. Don’t let the horrifying creatures get the best of you!Spells Aplenty – It’s dangerous to go ‘lone, so pick the spell that best fits your play style to survive the hazards of the Lone Ruin. Maximise your destructive magical setup combo through the many upgrades and customisation options available as you venture deeper into the ruins via your chosen path.Survive the Chaos – Looking for a different challenge? Take on the Survival mode for a timed, wave-based game mode. How long can you survive against the rising difficulty and increasingly tougher foes
This is the second game from developer Cuddle Monster Games. Their first title, Hell is Other Demos, is an indie arena roguelike released last year.
Lone Ruin will release digitally on Nintendo Switch and Steam on January 12th, 2023.