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Apr 13, 2022

MythForce is an 80s cartoon-inspired first-person roguelite from Beamdog, their first original title releasing April 20th on the Epic Games Store in Early Access

From Press Release:

EDMONTON, Canada. April 12, 2022— Today Beamdog and Aspyr revealed their first original title: MythForce. Inspired by beloved 80s cartoons like, MythForce unites colorful swords & sorcery with gripping first-person combat in a roguelite adventure. Published by Aspyr Media, the game will launch into Early Access on April 20, 2022 as an Epic Games Store exclusive for Windows PCs, priced at $29.99 USD. See the Mythforce trailer.

“I’m beyond excited to finally show off our team’s original work,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “MythForce is pure, unadulterated fun— right out of the Saturday mornings of my childhood. With a simple yet satisfying game loop, it’s a big departure from the RPG classics we’re known for, but the Beamdog DNA is evident if you know where to look.”

The Early Access launch includes four playable heroes for MythForce Episode 1: Bastion of the Beastlord. Wielding legendary weapons and powerful magic, the heroes of MythForce face a series of increasingly difficult challenges as they explore overgrown ruins teeming with cartoon enemies. Players can brave the dungeon alone or join forces with friends in online co-op mode for up to four people.

Heroes level-up as they explore the dungeon, unlocking different perks for each playthrough, as well as special rank upgrades that carry over to new sessions. Procedurally-generated maps with randomized encounters and loot keep each playthrough fresh. In true roguelite fashion, each time players are defeated they have to start over at the beginning, but every playthrough makes them a little stronger

MythForce is currently available to wishlist from the Epic Games Store, and Episode 1: Bastion of the Beastlord will be playable on April 20, 2022. Beamdog will release additional episodes and updates during Early Access, incorporating input from Early Access community members.

“MythForce is a feel-good game that speaks to the kid in us. In Early Access we want to collaborate with players who are excited by our wholesome, 80s vision for MythForce, and build up the best game possible. Community will be key to getting us to 1.0,” said Oster.

About Beamdog
Established in 2009 by BioWare co-founder, Trent Oster, Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio with headquarters in Edmonton, Canada. With a diverse team of designers, artists, and developers, Beamdog crafts playful fun that sparks childlike wonder and forges connections between people, stories, and imagination. Beamdog is best known for bringing beloved Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying classics like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment back to life across modern platforms. The cartoon roguelite, MythForce, is the first of many original titles Beamdog hopes to share with the world. Visit www.beamdog.com for more information.

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About Aspyr
Aspyr is a leading video game publishing and development partner focused on maximizing the potential of games across all platforms for all players. Today the company supports a growing network of partners that includes many of the industry’s leading entertainment IP holders, publishers, developers, and technology providers. Aspyr is a standalone entity under Saber Interactive, an Embracer Group company. Aspyr is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.aspyr.com.

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