Indie developer Zine Falouti announced today a release date for their multi-stance combat action adventure fantasy title Shadows of Larth. Players who are ready to explore the realms of Lower Larth will only have to wait until February of 2020.
Players take on the role of Yaldur Val Eir, a fast and deadly expert dual wielder of weapons. They will walk a bloody path that they themselves will carve through the world seeking to end the corrupted winds that have nearly destroyed the lands.
The core combat mechanic of the semi-open world action RPG is its multiple stance system. All combat is designed to be fast-paced, deadly, and easy to control. Each weapon class, Dual, Two-Handed, and Pole Arms, has three stances. When switching from one stance to another, the combo attack chain changes, giving players the ability to perform multiple deadly combinations of attack.
Hands are important in combat and in Shadows of Larth they are everything. The right hand or the Normal Hand allows players to equip any weapon they find or loot. These weapons can be upgraded by reaching the Forge of the Sixth, the Fort also known as the Hub, and by finding red stones. Adding upgrades to a player’s strength also provides benefits to weapon use.
On the other hand, the left or Marked Hand, players will find it is special and can equip marked abilities better known as magical skills. These abilities can be unleashed on foes in battle with great power and are unlocked by hunting down and locating Blue Scrolls.
In addition to all the combat fun the world of Larth has a millennium of history and events that have shaped the world. Feudal politics further add complexity as players interact with others. Ultimately it is for the player to decide who they they will let live and who will die by their hand.
The game was first announced back in August of 2019. Since then a trailer and series of screenshots have been released. Shadows of Larth was developed using Unreal Engine 4.
Shadows of Larth release date is set for February 20, 2020 on Steam with localizations in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Voice acting will remain in English. Players can add the game to their wishlist now. More information about Shadows of Larth can be found on the game’s website.
Zine FALOUTI (@gamesbyzine Twitter) is an indie game developer, full name Zine E. Falouti, based out of Morocco. In 2017 Zine began work on their first title The Stones of Yalmrith which was released in September 2018.