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  ​​​​​​​OPEN THE DOORS TO THE NIGHTMARE REALM AS CROWN TRICK LAUNCHES TODAY
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10/16/2020
 


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

Friday, 16th October 2020 – Team17 and NExT Studios have today launched adventure RPG roguelike, Crown Trick, for PC and Nintendo Switch™, in which players join protagonist Elle on a perilous journey through the procedurally-generated dungeons of the Nightmare Realm. Featuring an eye-catching, hand-painted visual style, Crown Trick introduces a unique turn-based, synchronous mechanic where foes and traps only move when Elle does. Strategic thinking is key to overcoming and escaping the dangerous labyrinthine dungeon of the Nightmare Realm.

 

Step into the dungeon with the royally beautiful launch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZJ26LYzlik&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Team17

 

A clear strategy is key to successfully overcoming the Nightmare Realm, whether exploring its many rooms and corridors, or fighting some of the 100 monsters that players may encounter on their deadly run. Crown Trick’s synchronous gameplay means players have the choice to stop and assess the situation at any time, setting the dungeon in motion only when they move. Players can also use skills, Familiars, and weapons, and combine them in a multitude of ways for devastating results, while the procedurally generated dungeons ensure each run is unique and engaging.

Crown Trick key features:

  • Engaging strategic gameplay: Monsters and traps move only when the player moves; carefully thought out strategies are key to escaping the labyrinthine dungeon
  • Fight how you want: Create and develop a unique combat style with 40+ active skills, 60+ passive abilities, 30+ usable items, and 170+ special relics, all of which create different ways to cut through enemy encounters
  • Learn from enemies: Gather elite ‘Familiar’ skills by overcoming enemies ready to unleash on others deeper in the dungeon
  • Different dungeons every time: The procedurally generated maze ensures players have unique experiences every time they enter the Nightmare Realm.

 

Stephen Lin, Producer at NExT Studios, said:

“Our ambition for Crown Trick was to make an engaging roguelike that revolved around a compelling, strategic, synchronous turn-based system, and we have absolutely delivered on that. Combined with Team17’s support and experience in bringing games successfully to release and acclaim, today represents an important day for NExT Studios as we launch Crown Trick onto PC and Nintendo Switch. We’re looking forward to seeing how everybody runs the dungeon and tries to escape the challenges of the Nightmare Realm.”

Crown Trick is available to buy right now on Steam and Nintendo Switch. To keep up to date with all the information on Crown Trick please like us on Facebook, follow us Twitter, and join us on Discord.

Assets are available to download from: http://bit.ly/CrownTrick_Launch_Assets

For more information please contact: 

Jon Wilcox – Senior PR Manager – Team17

[email protected] / +44 (0) 7932 900 998

 

Rebecca Nicol – PR & Events Assistant – Team17

[email protected] / +44 (0) 7944 096 906

About NExT Studios

NExT Studios aims to make differentiated, high quality and reputable games via multiple approaches including but not limited to original idea incubation, advanced technology application as well as external collaboration. We experiment with new designs, create new experiences, research new technologies, work across platforms and game genres, to explore future possibilities in gaming as a unique media and keep pushing the boundaries.

About Team17 Group plc

Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Moving Out, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

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