City of Brass Release Date Set for May

Uppercut Games has announced when we’ll finally be getting our hands on City of Brass. The date is just a mere month away, and the studio has released a new trailer to help tide us over.

The developers describe City of Brass as “an Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure.” You play as a thief seeking to find the “fabled treasure at the city’s heart.” Combat within the game is handled via your sword and whip, with the latter being instrumental in many other aspects.

Within combat, your whip can be used to disarm, trip and stun enemies. But you’ll also use it to swing throughout the city, grab objects just out of reach, destroy barricades blocking your progress, and spring traps on your foes. Uppercut says that “The rhythmic interplay of blade and lash has been carefully tuned along with sprinting, crouching, sliding, leaping and vaulting to give a fluid, balanced and natural feel to the movement and melee.”

Ed Orman, co-founder and designer at Uppercut Games, says “City of Brass is a fast-paced hack-and-slash adventure leaping from the pages of Arabian Nights.” The game also touts a dynamic setting, promising that “no two playthroughs are ever the same.”

City of Brass also features what Uppercut is calling the Blessings and Burdens system. With it, you can tailor the game’s difficulty to your liking. You can customize numerous things with the system, with health, damage, and even item costs being specifically mentioned.

The developers are also incorporating support for Microsoft’s Mixer app with the game. With it, viewers can interact with streamers by complicating things with additional enemies. Or they can lend a hand by sending over some extra gold or health items.

Uppercut Games, a team consisting of “senior Bioshock developers”, is bringing City of Brass to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The treasure hunt begins on May 4th.

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