Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients PC demo now available

Versus Evil and C2 Game Studio have announced that a demo is now available for Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients via the game's Steam page.

Originally announced earlier this year, this action RPG is set to release for "PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms" in early 2024.

A demo announcement trailer and details can be found below.

Independent game developer C2 Game Studio and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, have today released an all new demo for their upcoming third-person action-RPG game Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients on Steam. Set in a fantastical world full of ancient ruins, it’s up to you to unearth the secrets of a lost civilization and stop the world from falling into darkness when Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients launches on PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms in early 2024.

The world of Gliese is threatened by dark forces, revenants from a forgotten time. Astor, a young warrior, must rise and unearth the secrets of the past, exploring majestic, mysterious ruins and ancient temples in an epic fight for the planet’s survival. Only Astor can gather the ancient powers and legendary weapons needed to stop an unholy ritual.

Journey across an expansive, colorful world, full of mystery and danger. Abandoned ruins and derelict temples from a long forgotten era pepper the landscape, teasing mysterious tales that you must uncover. Aided by an enigmatic presence, Astor will dive into an intricate storyline filled with iconic and endearing characters. Explore deep forests, sprawling deserts, frozen tundras, and crumbling ancient structures as you embark upon a globe-trotting adventure.

This demo teases Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients‘ rich, deeply satisfying combo-based combat system with a variety of ancient weapons and special abilities. Wield the Runic Swarm to summon constructs, crush enemies with massive boulders, or protect himself with a rock formation shield. Master light, heavy and ranged attacks, swap armaments on the fly, block and dodge with precision, and fill up your combo meter to unleash devastating finishers.

“We wanted Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients to capture the wonder and whimsy of 80s fantasy films, but with the complex, combo-heavy combat of something like Devil May Cry, God of War, or Nier Automata,” said Luis Correa, Founder & game director at C2 Game Studio. “We hope this demo gives people a taste of the type of action we’re going for, though the final game will obviously include far more exploration.”