The release date of Thymesia – the Souls series action game that uses pathogens as a weapon, has been officially revealed with a new gameplay trailer.
Souls-style RPG Thymesia has revealed its release date through a new fast-paced trailer. Started by FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls and codified by the Dark Souls series, the “soullike” genre denotes action RPGs with challenging combat, intricate lore, and terrorist bosses. . Elden Ring is the newest piece of FromSoftware’s Soulslike line, but other developers are always inspired to create their own original experiences.
Ever since the Dark Souls trilogy created popularity for the series, Soullikes has become a popular project for indie game developers. Games like Lords of the Fallen and Salt and Sanctuary put their own spin on the typical FromSoftware formula by adding new mechanics, changing combat styles, or even adopting unique camera perspectives. Meanwhile, FromSoftware continues to create its own unique titles like the faster-paced space horror adventure Bloodborne or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The recently released Elden Ring pushes the genre to the next level by successfully transforming the Soulslike formula into a massive open world. Meanwhile, Salt and Sacrifice’s demo proves that indie developers still have plenty of ideas to contribute to this ever-growing genre.
The release date revealed in the Thymesia trailer, posted to YouTube by developer Team 17, shows the effects Soulslike has had on the game. Set in a desolate, plague-ridden kingdom and let the player take on the role of a powerful doctor, the game seems to borrow heavily from Bloodborne’s image. However, Thymesia’s fast-paced swordplay seems to remind many people of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. A unique tool that allows players to steal pathogens from their enemies to craft powerful weapons and transform into crows that increase speed in battle. Thymesia is scheduled to release on August 9, and fans of the Souls series may want to keep a close eye.
While games in this genre are known for their incredible difficulty and emphasis on death, Soul series players shouldn’t be too intimidated by new players. Many games in this genre, like Dragon’s Dogma and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order engage players without discouraging them or making them give up because of the complexity. Even titles like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, which can be daunting for first-timers, include mechanics that help teach newcomers how to use the ropes and ease into the experience. Thymesia hopes to share these qualities and allow multiplayer to enjoy the thrilling adventure.
Following the huge popularity of Elden Ring, Team 17’s Thymesia looks set to be a smaller and more action-oriented entry into the Souls genre. The name seems to contain a variety of unique mechanics, like the germ weapon and the crow’s transformation, that will create an intense ARPG experience. With a release date of August 9, Thymesia will soon open its plague-ridden streets to Souls fans.
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