Ever since Schell Games first announced its next project, the magic-infused sword-fighting title Until You Fall, the studio has been careful to not release too much information. That’s starting to change and in just over a month’s time, you’ll know a lot more as Until You Die as it’ll be arriving on Steam Early Access.
From the details released so far Until You Fall sounds like a purely melee-based combat experience, pitting players against battle corrupted humanoids, monstrous creatures, and other unknown horrors. Players are able to arm themselves with two weapons and then gather currency by fighting, using what’s been earned forge new weapons or customise current ones with over 30+ unique traits and augments.
From the sounds of it Until You Fall will work in a similar way to In Death, with players engaging in runs which have randomized rewards, enemy configurations, and rooms, making for a different experience every time. Weapon customisation will only be for one run unless Aether is used to craft and upgrade them permanently.
“Until You Fall has been shrouded in mystery up to now, much like the world in which it’s set; however, we’re thrilled to be opening it up for the first time this summer,” said Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games in a statement. “Replayability has been a priority for us with this game. Our goal is to create a hobby game that can build and sustain a community around it. We predict Until You Fall, with its focus on sword fighting combat and progressive difficulty, will offer players a new, fully immersive experience that they will want to explore again and again.”
Schell Games has now provided some backstory to the title, saying: “Rokar has fallen. Once a civilization fueled by a magical power called Aether, the Rokari have been destroyed by a Calamity of unknown origins. Now, monsters and twisted spirits wander these crystallized ruins.
“As the last remaining Rune Knight, you alone can fight back these horrors. With the help of a mysterious Runesmith, you will forge the weapons needed to complete your campaign.”
Until You Fall will be released via Steam Early Access on 27th August 2019, supporting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. For further updates on the title, keep reading VRFocus.