Some games really do just instantly stand out as something special the very first time you clap eyes on them, and Kumi Souls Games' The Last Faith is absolutely one of these sorts of titles.
We got a good look at this one during Friday's Future Games Show 2022 - you can check out the gameplay trailer above - and it immediately grabbed us as something we need to play as soon as humanly possible please! With a dark and disturbing pixel art style that reeks of Bloodborne, the Castlevania series and 2019's phenomenal Blasphemous, this one's got all the makings of a magical Metroidvania, or 'Soulsvania' as the devs themselves put it.
In this delightfully gory looking adventure, players assume the role of a mysterious hero known as Eric who, according to the trailer at least, loves nothing more than shooting his enemies in the face with a shotgun from close range, climbing up ladders whilst being blasted by fire, ripping the heads off those who dare mess with him and, of course, jumping straight through ruddy great big stained glass windows. So, the perfect dinner guest in other words.
Below you can check out some more official details on the frantic combat action, tight platforming and buckets of blood this one's gonna be dishing up on Xbox a little later in 2022:
With gorgeous pixel art depicting an imposing gothic landscape, as well as the ferocious monstrosities that lurk in its shadows, The Last Faith delivers brutal but empowering gameplay. It earns the ‘Soulsvania’ moniker by fusing a unique mix of Metroidvania and Soulslike elements into a powerful one-two punch.
With its rock-solid foundation of nonlinear exploration, players will discover a huge range of tools for destruction as they traverse snow-dusted mountains, deep dark forests, crypts and cities bathed in moonlight—all of which are painstakingly hand-drawn by outstanding artists who have captured the imagination of thousands of fans on Kickstarter.
Often brutal, but always empowering, The Last Faith thrives on merciless and precise combat, with a huge range of custom executions to perform. Players will unearth a formidable variety of melee weapons, arcane spells, and long-range firearms, allowing them to carve a path in their own style.
Step into The Last Faith‘s ravaged world as Eric, awakening with no recollection of his immediate past. Soon he will discover he is in a race against time as his mind and conscience begins to deteriorate in front of him. His desire for salvation from this affliction sets him on a cursed mission that crosses paths with ancient religions and divinities.
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