Acquire, a game development company, has revealed the upcoming release of Ancient Weapon Holly, a roguelike action game. This title is the second installment in Acquire's self-published games portfolio and is set to launch on PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam in 2024.
Ancient Weapon Holly, along with the previously announced XALADIA: Rise of the Space Pirates X2, will be available for the public to play at two major gaming events: PAX West 2023 in Seattle, Washington, and Tokyo Game Show 2023 in Chiba, Japan. Acquire president, Takuma Endo, expressed excitement about allowing gamers to experience Holly firsthand at these events.
Ancient Weapon Holly offers a unique twist on dungeon crawlers with its powerful yet autonomous weapon in the form of a young girl, who despises humanity. Players will step into the shoes of Holly, who has awakened after thousands of years of slumber and seeks vengeance against humans. The game features tense roguelike action gameplay, where players must protect the stolen power source, the altar, and strategically evolve and expand their abilities using acquired magic stones.
The combat in Ancient Weapon Holly is intense and requires strategic thinking. Players must catch fleeting moments of opportunity to face enemies with overwhelming strength. Additionally, players can utilize environmental hazards, such as pitfalls, to their advantage by luring enemies into them.
As players progress through the game, they can acquire enhancement items by defeating enemies. These items can be used to evolve Holly and unlock new functions for the altar, further deepening the strategic aspects of the gameplay. The skill tree format allows for a variety of enhancements based on player preferences and strategies.
With its unique premise and gameplay mechanics, Ancient Weapon Holly is shaping up to be an exciting addition to Acquire's lineup of self-published games. Gamers can look forward to experiencing the game's intense combat, strategic thinking, and captivating story when it releases in 2024.