Ex-Rocksteady Developers Launch Deck-Building Adventure ‘Trials of Fire’

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Trials of Fire

Whatboy Games today announced it will launch its debut title Trials of Fire on 9 April. Trials of Fire is a single-player, turn-based strategy game set in a post-cataclysmic fantasy realm.

Embarking on their chosen quest into the desolate wastelands of Ashe, players guide a party of three Heroes in search of hope. The hope to save a forsaken people, the hope to survive in the brutal and barren wastelands, the hope that their party will live to fight again and write a new chapter in their enduring story.

Directed by the Lead Gameplay Programmer of Batman: Arkham KnightBatman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham AsylumTrials of Fire plunges players into a vast and varied game world featuring a unique tactical, card-driven combat system, and branching narrative encounters with no easy choices.

The game’s key features include anew kind of deck-driven combat grounded in tactical, turn-based battles on hex-based maps combine party tactics, positional play and deck-building skill. You’ll be tasked to optimize each Hero’s capabilities by taking advantage of powerful card synergies and by combining Heroes’ individual skills and powers.

Trials of Fire

Next, it features game-changing loot and limitless combinations. You’re able to build out your party with any combination of nine unique character classes. Which equates to you equipping Heroes with over 200 unique items and over 320 upgradeable Skill Cards. Every run will be different.

Then, there is the world, which is a vast and varied wasteland. In the game, you will traverse an immense overworld filled with combat and narrative encounters, choosing your own path and defining their own adventure as they search and fight for resources critical to their survival.

The final feature is paying your way. With six different game modes and customizable quests allow you to tailor their play session how they want. Blast through a quick-fire combat run, endure an endless survival mode or take on unique, daily challenges.

Co-Founder and Studio Director, Dax Ginn (formerly Rocksteady) says: “Throughout the almost two years of full-time development in Early Access on Steam we have been able to deliver on the complete content plan for Trials of Fire and also build a community around the game of insanely dedicated players and collaborators. Trials of Fire would not be the game that it is today without the incredible support we’ve received from gamers around the world. We’ll be forever grateful for their feedback and help in shaping and improving the game to where it is now at full launch.”

Trials of Fire launches for PC on 9 April. Also launching on 9 April is the digital collector’s edition of Trials of Fire featuring bonus content including a digital map of Ashe, the complete original soundtrack by SCNTFC, and 100-page digital artbook. Both editions are available from the Steam online store.