Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 26, 2021
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  Share on Twitter RSS

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
Baltimore, MD – July 29th, 2021 - Independent developer Room C Games in co-production with Croteam and in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil have revealed 3 new heroes for their rogue-lite RPG game The Hand of Merlin.

These new heroes include the deadly mercenary Tariq al-Ash’ab,a berber mercenary. Tariq embodies fancy footwork, and with his Bladedancer passive, he becomes stronger for each nearby enemy. Second is hermetical survivalist Isabel of Orreaga, this tough hermit carries heavier defensive attributes than most of her class and utilizes the new Blight ability, an alternative way of healing. Last but not least, mysterious illusionist Alain the White, geared to be a more utility-oriented ranger, with his Fey passive punishing enemies that miss, and the new Decoy skill, that summons an inanimate target to draw enemy fire. The new hero characters have unique skills and abilities that will offer creative new strategies and more variety to The Hand of Merlin.

The Hand of Merlin features in the latest Steam Daily deal from 10AM PST July 28th - 10AM PST July 30th at 40% off. The game is also a part of the Award Winning RPG bundle with up to 70% off.

For more information regarding the latest updates and patch notes check out the games dev blog on Steam here.

About The Hand of Merlin

The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend clashes with sci-fi horror. Players recruit three mortal heroes on a desperate journey from Albion to Jerusalem to explore richly-imagined medieval lands on the brink of apocalypse assaulted by an otherworldly evil. Written by Jonas Kyratzes (The Talos Principle, Serious Sam 4) and Verena Kyratzes (The Lands of Dream, Serious Sam 4) The Hand of Merlin is a story inspired by Arthurian legend but with an unusual twist that introduces a wholly unique sci fi element to its storytelling.

Utilizing squad-based and turn-based combat, players can employ tactical cunning to use cover, set up ambushes and coordinate attacks with ranged,melee and spellcasting combat to conquer both human and demonic foes looking to do them harm. Additionally, players can utilise relics they purchase or are rewarded with, some of which are imbued with magical power.These abilities will be important as players weigh the risk and reward for the paths they choose.

In The Hand of Merlin choices are permanent depending on the decisions players make as they carve a path across the lands of Albion, Marca Hispanica and Al-Andalus. Combat is inevitable and mastering the tactics of squad-based and turn-based combat is essential to survive in a world where evil never rests. Players can seek out towns to improve their arms and armor, or trade with hermit artisans in the wild. Renown is the backbone of progression and can be used to level up party Heroes, and players can choose between a randomized set of new skills or improved attributes to balance out the combat prowess of their party to improve their chances.

 Versus Evil on Facebook

 Versus Evil on Twitter

 Versus Evil on Instagram

 Versus Evil on Discord

About Versus Evil
Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games Fist Class Trouble, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer. For more information visit 
About Room C Games 
Room-C Games is a spin-off studio started by some of Croteam's most talented game engineers and core team members (The Talos Principle, Serious Sam). They are a small 9-person dev-team based in Zagreb, Croatia, composed of an (almost) equal number of industry veterans and passionate young blood with a simple, but challenging mission – to enrich players’ lives with memorable gaming experiences.