Pixel-art action RPG Unsouled releases today on Steam Early Access

Publisher Neowiz and developer Megusta Game have announced that pixel-art action RPG Unsouled will launch today on Steam Early Access.

Unsouled was originally formally announced back in October 2019 by PQube, though the game has been in development by a lone South Korean developer since 2015. News on the title has been somewhat sparse since its announcement, though Megusta Game has been providing more regular updates in recent months. Now under a new publisher, the game is planned to be in Early Access until mid-2022.

Unsouled is also set to release for Xbox One and Xbox Series X in the future. A launch trailer for the game can be seen below, alongside a description and some screenshots, via Neowiz.

Fast-paced, stylish combat: Enemies in Unsouled react to every move you make. Keep your guard up at all times as the slightest mistake will be met with relentless enemy attacks.

Expert controls and timing: Execute various skill combos and counterattacks for maximum damage. Use the “Abyss” system to get a closer look at the game’s unique mechanics. Players may be tempted to turn down the difficulty settings, but mastering true combat requires practice.

Chained attacks: Each skill combo in Unsouled have their own unique triggers. Whenever using a skill, your character flashes for a brief second. Use this opportunity to turn your initial strike into a deadly series of blows by performing one skill after another. Learning each skill’s wind-down pattern is crucial to mastering chain attacks.

Counterattacks: Combos aren’t the only tool under your belt. The counterattack mechanics stay true to the high-risk, high-reward principle, allowing you to decimate multiple targets in one seamless attack when done correctly. Mastering the chain-counterattacks is key to turning the tide on your assailants.

Interactive objects: Slamming an enemy against a wall, pushing them off the ledge, cutting a tree down to crush them, or even bringing down a large object to create a makeshift bridge are but a few of many ways to overcome various obstacles and threats in the game.

Passive and Active Souls: You may come across special Souls as you fight and explore. Passive Souls take effect immediately after being obtained, enhancing abilities, unlocking new skills, or upgrading existing ones. Active Souls are manually activated through button interaction which can unlock skills normally reserved for bosses, and are used for combos as well as escaping from enemies.

Beautiful pixel art: "Travel across five distinct locations each filled with unique retro style visuals with enemies that are spooky and fun. Each individual pixel is affected by real-time lighting, meaning, you can enjoy the rich, vibrant pixel graphics in all its glory!"