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  ScourgeBringer launches today on PC, Switch and Xbox One
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10/21/2020
 


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

21st October 2020, Montpellier, France - Developer Flying Oak Games and publisher Dear Villagers (Recompile) just announced that the hit rogue-lite platformer ScourgeBringer launches today at 16:00 CEST on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Game Pass for Console and PC, Epic, GOG and launches out of Steam Early Access (PC, Mac, Linux) with a major launch content update.

 

To celebrate the launch the team also released a new animated release trailer.

 

Launch Update for Steam Early Access Version

ScourgeBringer hit the Steam top 20 bestseller charts when it entered Early Access back in February and has received a host of major updates over the past 8 months, all of which are present in the launch version of the game across all platforms. On 21st October the game gets a major 1.0 launch update including the new realm “The Beyond”, a new post-game mode called “Chaos Roots”, secret rooms, revamped systems, an updated story, blessings, minis bosses and more. You can find the full launch update details here

 

About ScourgeBringer

ScourgeBringer aims to channel the mystery and rawness of an early rogue-platformer, with fluid control, aerial combat, pixel graphics and a punchy soundtrack. The story follows hero Kyhra, who is sent away to uncover the secrets of an Eldritch monolith which is threatening to destroy her world. Armed with her trusty combat drone, she must shoot and slash her way through the infinite depths of an ever-changing dungeon, wherein gigantic bosses, ancient machines, strange ghosts and untold secrets from previous explorers await. There is no backtracking, as the game’s structure follows a procedural combination of pre-built challenge rooms, not unlike the Binding of Isaac.

 

Features:

  • Dive into fast-paced rogue-platforming gameplay described by Eurogamer as "Dead Cells meets Celeste"
  • Slash and shoot your way smoothly with superfluid platforming controls
  • Sharpen your skills with a frantic combat system focused on attacks only
  • Dash forward to the otherworldly adaptive sounds of Joonas Turner (Nuclear Throne, Downwell, Broforce...)
  • ​​​​​​​Defy hordes of unspeakable enemies and giant bosses holding the secrets of the Scourge
  • Explore the infinite depths of an ever-changing dungeon
  • ​​​​​​​Uncover mysteries and find mementoes of previous explorers to unlock reality defining secrets

ScourgeBringer is fully localised into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (simplified). 

 

Launch Discount & Supporter Pack Edition

There will be a 15% launch discount in the first week and ScougeBringer will also be available in the Supporter Pack on Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG, including digital extras like a 12-page digital comic prequel, early prototypes artwork, 4K wallpapers and an optional 28-track OST by acclaimed composer Joonas Turner.

 

You can find more info and assets about the game here on the game page and in the press kit.

 

About Flying Oak Games

Made of wood and pixels, Flying Oak Games (FOG) is an independent video game studio in a secret forest of the North East of France (in Metz). Born from many game jam collaborations over several years, the team still dedicate themselves to the community by organizing local events, as well as being part of the Global Game Jam organizers family. Its main motivation is to make games that are accessible, instantly fun and addictive.

 

About Dear Villagers

Dear Villagers is Plug In Digital’s publishing label. It’s a warm-hearted invitation to join us in the little unusual neighbourhood we are building within the gaming industry, a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy distinctive and audacious games on PC and consoles, such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and Recompile.