Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an upcoming dungeon crawler based on the Battle Chasers comic series that makes use of traditional JRPG combat with a few twists, such as the “overcharge mana system.” Its dungeons are procedurally generated and filled with loot, puzzles, secrets, and traps. It also features “hidden dungeons” and “rare bosses,” among other features. As it is based on the Battle Chasers comic series, it allows players to pick any three of six characters from the comics and begin their dungeon delving adventure.
Today, Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic unveiled the game’s intro cinematic, which was created by Powerhouse Animation, the studio that created Netflix’s Castlevania series. Based primarily on the Thundercats’ title sequence, it’s a rather nostalgic tribute to the classic cartoons that came before it and one that is still fairly unique in the realm of video games.
Alongside the trailer, the companies also unveiled a new character, Alumon the Devil Hunter, who is described as follows.
“Once a member of a sacred order of monster hunters, Alumon was banished from the order and now operates alone as bounty hunter, taking contracts and doing odd jobs for money, from exorcisms and assassinations if the job requires it (and sometimes even if it doesn’t).
Though Alumon possesses the traditional magic and light-based abilities of the Battle Priests of his order, he has taken his study of the dark arts further than most. Many of his spells and abilities call upon dark magic, often bringing harm to himself or others. Meddling with these dark powers has physically changed Alumon, so he is easily recognized by his frost white hair and serpent-like eyes. For that reason, Alumon usually wears a mask.”
You can find the intro cinematic embedded below. Battle Chasers Nightwar is currently available for pre-order on Steam and GOG for $26.99. It is set to launch on October 3rd, at which time the price will increase to $29.99.