Devolver Digital and SloClap have announced that their upcoming Online Combat RPG, Absolver is releasing August 29th for the PS4 and PC. To mark the announcement, they have released a new combat trailer which you can see below:
The Combat Deck is the list of attacks that are available to the player in combat. Players can choose one of 4 stances and in each stance they have different attacks: a sequence of up to 3 moves and 1 alternative attack. Every attack starts and finishes in a certain stance so players can play around with how they start and finish to set up their opponents. You learn attacks for your Combat Deck by fighting others in the world, by defending against unknown attacks. To actually earn attack XP though you have to actually win your fights.
Combat Style is chosen at the start and the the different styles improve different stats. Each style has a special ability that can be used during combat for an advantage. With the 3 styles available at the start, you can parry, avoid or absorb attacks. More styles will be discovered as players discover the world of Raslan. You will also be able to become a mentor and teach others your style, allowing your students to learn new styles and their mentor’s Combat Deck.
The fight mechanics compliment the depth of the combat system. A perfect attack rewards precise timing by allowing following attacks to chain faster and stun longer. You can also use feints to cancel attacks. Tension Shards are glowing crystals which fill during combat and can be used to trigger powers which shift the advantage of a battle in your favor. It’s not just hand to hand though, there are weapons available and these also come with their own Combat Deck.
Intense stuff. We got to play Absolver for ourselves last E3 and found the combat very engaging. PvP enthusiasts may be in for a treat when it drops this August. Thoughts on how the game is shaping up? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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