A new batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has been announced and one that's caught our fancy is Crown Trick, a turn-based roguelite with a colourful cartoon aesthetic.
Developed by NExT Studios and published by Team 17, players will venture through a set of procedurally generated dungeons, planning their moves carefully as they attempt to escape the Nightmare Realm. Unlike most other roguelites, Crown Trick has you competing in turn-based battles adding a new degree to combat.
- Engaging strategic gameplay: Monsters and traps move only when the player moves; carefully thought-out strategies are key to escaping the labyrinthine dungeon.
- Fight how you want: Create and develop a unique combat style with 40+ active skills, 60+ passive abilities, 30+ usable items, and 170+ special relics, all of which create different ways to cut through enemy encounters.
- Learn from enemies: Gather elite ‘Familiar’ skills by overcoming enemies ready to unleash on others deeper in the dungeon.
- Different dungeons every time: The procedurally generated maze ensures players have unique experiences every time they enter The Nightmare Realm.
Judging by the reaction to the game on Steam, we should be in for a very fun time. The consensus places the game as 'Very Positive' at the time of writing, with many praising the addictive gameplay loop and superb combat. It also boasts an impressive Metacritic score of 83 on PC!
With games such as Hades releasing into Xbox Game Pass this year, many players are discovering the joys of the roguelite genre and Crown Trick could be the next cult hit. We'll find out very soon, as it arrives on September 7!
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