Retro throwback RPG SKALD: Against the Black Priory gets a new trailer, screenshots, and Spring 2024 release window
Publisher Raw Fury and developer High North Studios have released a new trailer and screenshots for SKALD: Against the Black Priory.
SKALD is a retro RPG inspired by titles from the 80s / early 90s such as Ultima, Pool of Radiance, and other Gold Box series games. However, despite its nostalgic charm, Skald is stated to incorporate smoothly integrated enhancements and will appeal to RPG fans old and new alike. The project originally began with a Kickstarter campaign in 2019.
The trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Raw Fury.
Independent developer High North Studios and publisher Raw Fury have revealed that SKALD: Against the Black Priory, the retro-style, party-based RPG that combines the nostalgic charm of classic role-playing games with richly illustrated grimdark fantasy and Lovecraftian horror, will launch in spring 2024 on PC and Mac via Steam and GOG.com.
Skald: Against the Black Priory is an old-school RPG combining modern design and a fully realized narrative with Commodore 64 era-inspired visuals and charm for a unique adventure that will appeal to genre fans old and new alike. Delve into an elaborate fantasy world full of tragic heroes, monstrous horrors and lovingly drawn pixel-art illustrations.
Experience an engaging, branching story with rich exploration and multiple-choice dialogue. Battle foes in gripping turn-based combat as you journey through handcrafted environments to unravel SKALD’s sinister secrets. Do you have what it takes to lead a company of broken heroes from the tainted shores of Idra to the gates of the Black Priory – and beyond?
Watch the latest trailer to get an updated look at the core pillars of SKALD: Against the Black Priory, including:
- A dark and mesmerizing narrative set in an amoral fantasy world full of ill-fated heroes, violent deaths and freakish horror.
- Classic RPG features, including dice roll-based gameplay, deep exploration opportunities, meaningful dialogue options, and a tactical, party-oriented, turn-based combat system featuring a diverse roster of characters.
- A beautiful retro soundtrack and authentic pixel art visuals, enhanced by a new lighting system.
The free playable demo for SKALD: Against the Black Priory continues to be available on Steam and GOG.com. While the demo does not include all of the elements shown in the latest trailer, players can experience a taste of what is to come! For more on the game, visit www.SkaldRPG.com, and follow the latest development updates on Twitter and Discord.