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  Embrace Your Dark Side - Daedalic Entertainment Announces New Tactical RPG Iratus: Lord of the Dead
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02/19/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Hamburg, 19th February, 2019 - Daedalic Entertainment and new development studio Unfrozen invite everyone to embrace their dark side in the new fantasy RPG Iratus: Lord of the Dead. Players assume the role of the resurrected necromancer Iratus who is trapped inside a dark dungeon prison and seeks vengeance against those who imprisoned him.

An inversion to classic heroic tales, Iratus: Lord of the Dead lets players use heroes they vanquish to create fearsome monsters for their personal army. With a heavy focus on tactical combat, Iratus is set to be a complex and rewarding experience for those with dubious ethics and a love of dark fantasy.

The announcement trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/OqMkW95JEW8

In Iratus: Lord of the Dead players use bones, flesh and other... squishy parts from deceased enemies to create monsters which they personally control and customise, with more than 50 different skills to choose from. As players defeat enemies and venture further into the dungeon, Iratus’ power grows too with different alchemy, magic and tactical talents to unlock and utilise.

Challenging turn-based battles are a matter of life and (un)death in Iratus. When defeated minions perish in battle they vanish from the game forever, so you will need to proceed carefully in the gameworld and learn the strengths and weaknesses of all enemies faced in order to succeed.

Key Features:

 

  • Join the powerful undead necromancer Iratus on his path to freedom and vengeance
  • Deep and challenging turn-based combat with permadeath
  • Grimdark fantasy atmosphere with stylish 2D graphics
  • Create minions from enemy bodies using a powerful crafting system
  • Choose from alchemy, magic and strategic powers to enhance Iratus’ combat abilities
 

Iratus: Lord of the Dead will launch into Early Access in summer 2019 on Steam.

The trailer and other press assets can be downloaded here.

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For UK media enquiries:

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7828 692 315

Andy Griffiths – Renaissance PR

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7739 339 080

For Italy and Australia media enquiries:

Aaron Seaman – Renaissance PR

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7889691181

About Daedalic Entertainment:

Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops computer and video games for all platforms. The studio focuses on interactive literature and character- and narrative-driven games like adventures and RPGs. Daedalic Entertainment has a staff of more than 70 employees. Since May 2014, Daedalic has been part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies.

Daedalic has won the German Developer Award 31 times (“Studio of the Year” 2009 and 2013, among others). In 2013, the studio won the prestigious German Games Award for “Best German Game” with “Chaos on Deponia”. Daedalic Entertainment is also the eleven-time winner of the German Video Game Award and the European Games Award.