While all our attention was mostly focused on Harebrained Schemes’ reincarnation of BattleTech and Shadowrun games, the studio has been working on yet another project – Necropolis, originally announced in November 2014. It now turns out that the title is almost ready and will be out on Steam on March 17th (pre-orders will go live on February 2nd). The developers also revealed that this 3D rouglike with action-based combat is going to feature co-op multiplayer for four players.
The game will let you become an adventurer that delves deep into a magical and deadly maze called the Necropolis. The environments are to shift and change as you play, and every playthrough is to offer different layout of levels.There, you will fight various monsters using combat system based on timing and animation. Interestingly, predator-prey relationships between monsters will create unique tactical possibilities, as you will be able to turn enemies against one another.
Harebrained Schemes promises the game will be very challenging, so dying and restarting the adventure will become a daily bread. Necropolis’s specific atmosphere is also emphasized by its dark, low-poly graphics.