Hellish tactical RPG Hexxen: Hunters announced for PC, set to release in 2024

Publisher Hooded Horse and developer Ulisses Spiele Digital have announced Hexxen: Hunters, a tactical RPG set to release in 2024 for PC (Steam, Epic).

The announcement trailer, description, and screenshots can be found below, via Hooded Horse.

Hooded Horse is excited to reveal its second new game of the week as part of Future Games Show at Gamescom 2023. Hexxen: Hunters is a new tactical RPG that mixes real-time exploration and turn-based tactical combat, set in a dark, alt-history 18th century where players must lead a party of “Hunters” against supernatural forces threatening humanity.

Hexxen: Hunters is being developed by Ulisses Spiele Digital, using the Hexxen: 1733 table-top roleplaying game, a setting where the gates of Hell opened unleashing countless supernatural horrors on the world. Now, 100 years later, a select few have risen to beat back the forces of evil, channeling new-found powers to become Hunters. These larger-than-life heroes roam the land, fending off witches, werewolves, and worse in a desperate battle for survival.

Players must assemble a party from a roster of Hunters and venture out into the world, beating back monstrous hordes and going on quests. In the background signs, portents, and a good old-fashioned doomsday clock point to impending doom. Turn-based combat will see players face off against enemies big and small, each requiring its own strategy to best. Will you use Goetz's blunderbuss to attack at range? Or perhaps Faye’s arcane machinations to confuse and distract so that Franziska’s righteous fury (and very pointy lance) can finish the job.

At the end of each expedition, the party will return to its haven, patch up their wounds, and gear up for the next threat. Different monster types can be studied to try and find weaknesses, Hunters can upgrade weapons or craft items, and players must also seek out information and rumors regarding what is happening out in the wider world.

Key features of Hexxen: Hunters include

  • Eight unique hunters with bespoke equipment, branching skill trees, and countless team synergies to experiment with and exploit.
  • A central hub space that offers utility and meta-progression, which evolves over time, giving players more tools in the war against Hell.
  • A unique approach to turn-based tactical battles that favor combos and big turns, making the most of the team and its powerful abilities.
  • A menagerie of hellish enemies, each with unique attack patterns and behaviors, which will require study and bespoke tactics to defeat.
  • Real-time exploration where players must explore a dark, vibrant world under siege.

Hexxen: Hunters will be localized from English into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

Hexxen: Hunters will be coming to early access for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in 2024.

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