Developer Buckshot Software and publisher Retrovibe have launched the Early Access version of their retro first-person shooter Project Warlock II. The retro FPS is available on Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store.
The plan for Project Warlock II
In Project Warlock II players step into the shoes of Palmer and need to defend their home castle from an onslaught of invading demons. They’ll have an arsenal of upgradeable swords, guns, magical staffs, cannons, and special skills at their disposal. Right now Palmer is the first of the three Warlocks that will be featured in the game. Following him will be Urd and Kirsten’s chapters. These will be introduced over the coming months.
The first single-player chapter of Project Warlock II consists of 6 massive, sprawling levels. These are supposedly up to 10 times bigger than any individual level in the original game. The game’s world evolved into vertical, three-dimensional, multi-floored structures, platforms, and buildings that literally elevate the gameplay.
Early Access of Project Warlock II is planned for about 1 year. The developers will gather feedback. At the same time, they will refine gameplay while they work on the remaining two chapters of the game.
These first 6 levels look stunning in the retro style the developers have designed. This retro FPS title looks like it’ll be one hell of a ride. My favourite aspect of the trailer would have to be the magical element. This differentiates it from other FPS titles that centre heavily around guns. For some reason seeing flames erupt from pixelated hands is downright badass.