The Hand of Merlin launching on Steam Early Access on May 11th

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Independent developer Room-C Games in co-production with Croteam and indie publisher Versus Evil are excited to announce that their rogue-lite RPG game The Hand of Merlin will be launching on PC Early Access via Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG PC on May 11th.

The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG written by Jonas Kyratzes (The Talos Principle, Serious Sam 4) and Verena Kyratzes (The Lands of Dream, Serious Sam 4)  in which Arthurian legend clashes with sci-fi horror. Players recruit three mortal heroes on a desperate journey from Albion to Jerusalem to explore richly-imagined medieval lands on the brink of apocalypse – assaulted by an otherworldly evil.

The Hand of Merlin gameplay

In The Hand of Merlin, choices are permanent, the decisions you make echo for eternity and can make all the difference to your party’s synergy and combat prowess. Search for the lost fragments of your soul, scattered across the multiverse – and save as many worlds as you can. This is a world where items imbued with magical power are scattered throughout, from a peasant’s humble luck charm to the legendary sword wielded by Arthur himself.

Utilizing squad-based and turn-based combat, players can employ tactical cunning to use cover, set up ambushes and coordinate attacks to conquer both human and demonic foes looking to do them harm. The battle for good against evil has only just begun.

The Hand of Merlin – Release Date Announce Trailer

The popularity of roguelite RPG’s, coupled with the uniquely disruptive clash of worlds in a beautifully crafted game like The Hand of Merlin really emphasizes the game’s narrative. Versus Evil prides itself in finding immersive games with great storytelling and this is an exciting addition to the ranks.

Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil

The Hand of Merlin will be available as both a standard edition and a Deluxe edition when it launches next month with the Deluxe edition including a copy of the game’s soundtrack.

To find out more about The Hand of Merlin and to wishlist the game head over to its Steam page here.

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