Zen Studios has announced today that it’ll be bringing its horror-themed, strategy RPG to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the Epic Games Store on April 29th, 2020.
Dread Nautical is a tactical, turn-based RPG with roguelike elements with an eerie, yet charming, atmosphere. A strange combination, but OK, why not. These are strange times anyway. What’s really strange is Zen Studios stepping back from the pinball machine to make something a little different, as noted by Zen Studios’ Vice President of Publishing, Mel Kirk.
“The release of Dread Nautical to consoles and PC speaks to Zen Studios’ pursuit of developing a broad range of well-polished games to redefine our studio as more than just Pinball Wizards. We’re proud of everything we’ve brought to the pinball space, but are ready to take on new challenges in the broader gaming space”, says Mel Kirk, Vice President of Publishing. “More importantly, we are incredibly excited to allow our dev teams the freedom to create games they want to play, including titles in the turn-based RPG genre like Operencia: The Stolen Sun and CastleStorm II.”
About Dread Nautical
Mysterious, supernatural forces have overwhelmed the luxury cruise liner known as the Hope with malevolent monstrosities aimed to wipe out any guest in their path. After choosing one of four unique characters, players will traverse twenty, randomly generated decks of the ship, seeking food and other supplies. Along the way, they’ll encounter 11 other colorful survivors, who may choose to join the fight based on what the player input and savvy social interaction. Properly planning which companions to bring, how they attack, and what skills to upgrade are the keys to escaping this “vacation” alive.
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