After missing its planned 2018 release window, RPG hack-n-slash Children of Morta has nailed down a definitive release date for consoles and PC. The upcoming roguelike by Dead Mage, the team responsible for Shadow Blade and the newly-announced Tale of Ronin, is scheduled to launch on September 3 for PC and October 15 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Children of Morta is a story-driven action-RPG with roguelike elements where you control a member of the Bergson family on their quest to fend off the forthcoming Corruption. You'll choose between six playable characters to explore ever-changing dungeons and biomes while you uncover Mount Morta's history and relics. Check out the trailer below.
Dead Mage's Amir Fassihi, in an Xbox Wire blog post, described Children of Morta's narrative as "a story of plain, straightforward emotions that we all recognize: hope, courage, love, and eventually sacrifice and grief." Fassihi also said that, while every character is unique, "your characters must rest if you’re using them frequently." This, Dead Mage hopes, will inspire you to try other family members and their abilities.
On top of the release date, Dead Mage announced a Signature Edition of Children of Morta. This physical version will include a region-free copy of the game on PS4 or Switch, six enamel pins, a pocket-sized art book, an art card and certificate, and a "Sierra" box with an outer sleeve. Children of Morta Signature Edition retails for $45 USD on PS4 and $50 USD on Switch.
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