Dark Souls-Inspired Left-Hand Path Leaving Steam Early Access Next Month

In what seems to be a running trend of early access titles from 2016 seeing full releases recently – both Raw Data and Space Pirate Trainer have had 1.0 updates, today Strange Company has announced that its Dark Souls-inspired, spell casting videogame Left-Hand Path is due for its full release next month.

Left-Hand Path is a role playing game (RPG) designed to maximise roomscale virtual reality (VR) gameplay, with hours of single-player campaign, dangerous monsters to fight, and complex ritual magic system based on historical Hermetic magic to master

“Dark Souls changed everything in game design, and I felt strongly that VR needed an experience that captured the ‘Souls-like’ essence. Fans will recognize the atmospheric environment, subtle storytelling, and the ever punishing gameplay of the genre in Left-Hand Path.”

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“Isaac Newton said ‘If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’ I agree with that,” said Hugh Hancock, indie developer behind Left-Hand Path in a statement. “In the case of Left-Hand Path, those giants turn into horrific pus-monsters when you get them to half health.”

The storyline revolves around players awakening in a cursed darkened castle with a tragic history full of never-before-seen creatures that are after your skin. Armed with arcane powers and a thirst for exploration, players must wield their newly-found powers and explore to find even more powerful spells and rituals, while trying to stay alive long enough to solve the mysteries of Well of All Rewards.

“Left-Hand Path is not your traditional VR experience. This is a full 15 hour video game with immersive storyline written to sink you further into the game. This is not your grandma’s VR and this is not a seated experience. You will need room to cast spells, avoid enemies and their weapons, peak into secret passages, and bring hidden items into view. This is a room-scale game only. Prepare to die and try not to soil yourself,” said Hancock.

Supporting both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Touch, Left-Hand Path will launch on 10th November for $29.99 USD/€27.99 EUR/£23.79 GBP.

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