New release: Battlepaths

Christian Werner writes in with news of a new graphical roguelike, Battlepaths. (It’s new to PC, at any rate: Battlepaths was evidently released on XBLIG some 4 months ago.)

Created by Key17 Games, Battlepaths takes place across three realms. Battlepaths has a loot system reminiscent of Diablo, the ability to swap items between your characters, and a magic system based on consumable “potions” (some of which are evidently just thrown at enemies, alchemist-style). Leveling involves character specialization. To wit:

You can build a heavy, damage dealing tank, a deadly ninja that utilizes high speed and agility to attack his victims from out of nowhere, a true master of mind who crushes his foes with powerful combinations of special abilities, or something in between.

The goal is to become “powerful enough to face the Chaos Overlord”–if there is any semblance of a plot beyond that, the devs don’t mention it. Here is the trailer:

Battlepaths is available on XBox 360 via XBLIG for 80 points, or for Windows for $2.99 via GamersGate. There doesn’t seem to be a demo, but you can probably get a decent sense of how the game plays by watching this gameplay video.

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  • M.D. says:

    The Chaos Overlord reminds me of two possible things, based on the footage of him in the trailer: either Diablo just before he breaks free from the Diablo I Warrior’s human body containing him or the Heresiarch from Hexen. Either way, it could be just a coincidence that he resembles either one, so go figure.

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