Publisher ICO Partners and developer Game Source Studio have announced that their Adventure/Deckbuilding game, Mahokenshi, will debut its first playable demo at the Steam Next Fest starting October 1st. The demo will include 3 different scenarios to lay and will let players choose one of the 4 houses, House of Ruby, to face the forces of corruption.
Mahokenshi will be released into Early Access in early 2022.
The game puts players into the role of a powerful samurai mage, or Mahokenshi, fighting to defend the Celestial Islands from an ancient enemy, known as the Forces of Corruption. As Mahokenshi, players will use both steel and magic, choosing their samurai from one of the 4 different houses. Each one defines their card decks and enables a particular play style.
Mahokenshi features over 300 lovingly illustrated cards, with 50 of them accessible on the demo. It also includes fully animated 3D characters and colorful and vibrant maps divided in hex cells for players to navigate, explore and fight on during their adventures. As they roam around the Celestial Islands they will face powerful foes, come across villages and other opportunities to grow their decks and evolve their card to stronger versions.
The game combines tactics, exploration, and deckbuilding, with strategic play essential, as the forces of corruption will be challenging foes. The turn-based combat offers time to consider the next hand create powerful card combos. Once the players complete the main campaign the characters will unlock new perks and abilities to take into the next playthrough.
Become a Powerful Samurai Mage: Travel the different beautiful lands and build you card decks, wielding blade and magic protect the floating Celestial Islands from powerful opponents who seek to corrupt them. Evolve your character with every playthrough, and become the Mahokenshi the world needs.
Choose Your Samurai House: Will you hail from the sturdy House of Sapphire? The cunning House of Topaz? The fierce House of Ruby? Or the secretive House of Jade? Each house draws its strength from a different elemental spirit and helps you create different playstyles.
Tactics, Exploration, and Deckbuilding Combined: There are more than 300 lovingly illustrated cards to discover. Begin with a basic set of cards and choose how to build your deck as you defeat formidable foes, uncover treasures, and find remote locations. Evolve your playstyle and strategy as your deck grows and leverage the strengths of your samurai house to create powerful combos.
Immerse Yourself in the Celestial Islands: Explore the vibrant and beautifully designed 3D maps. Meet the different people of the Celestial Islands, save villages, track, and defeat deadly demons. See your battles brought to life with fully animated characters. Perform magical maneuvers, fiery attacks, strong defensive moves, swift counterattacks, set deadly traps on your way to restoring peace to the world.
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