Finnish developer Vak Games has come up trumps with the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming game Kingshunt, as well as announcing the game’s release window.
Kingshunt is a 5vs5 third-person team-based combat game. Players choose their hero and, depending on what side they are on, defend or attack the objective. Each game is set across two phases with changing objectives, and at the end of each step, the attackers must defeat the defending Guardian – a powerful A.I controller beasty that blocks the attacker’s progress to the next stage. Teamwork is vital to make progress.
The defending team has to hold back the attackers at all costs, and again, teamwork is the key to success. If you’re interested to see how the game plays out for yourself, you can sign up for the Alpha gameplay test via the game’s website. The Alpha will only be on PC, and it’ll release on October 23rd, 2020.
The game blends harsh combat with tower defence as the defending team can build a range of towers to keep the opposing Undead from progressing. Characters all have their own weapons, skills, and fighting styles. Earning Rune points during battles will allow players to upgrade their characters and enhance their chosen play style.
“When we set out to create Kingshunt, we knew that it would not be easy. Nothing worth doing is ever easy! Hard work and dedication are key ingredients to success. Still, when you surround yourself with passionate people, like so many in our community and those in our studio, you make the journey one worth taking.”
The gameplay trailer is up above, and there’s a small selection of screenshots down below. For my money, Kingshunt reminds me a lot of Awesomenauts if it was set in the Lord of the Rings universe. A possible recipe for a winner, then.
At the moment, there’s no firm release date for Kingshunt, just the vague window of 2021. Likewise, we don’t know if this will be a PS4 or a PS5 release, or both, as the developer has only said “consoles” and PC, rather then specifying any particular platform.