Back in March we posted early details of ChronoSoft's upcoming roguelike / dungeon crawler (with a dash of Zelda) Spirit Hunter Mineko: Demon's Reach. As the title is coming from the developer of the excellent Rogue Touch [App Store], we've been quite anxious to get our hands on the game.
Author Kevin Hill has just posted a new gameplay video along with further details surrounding Spirit Hunter Mineko, which has been in development for six months, now. Says, Kevin:
This video gives a brief highlight of areas that Mineko will travel through in her journey to find out the mystery of the castle "Demon's Reach". Starting from her house, part of a small village on a mountian, she sneaks out of her room through a trap door, she traverses the village "cellars". From there she continues making her way down into caves in the mountain until she reaches the exit to the valley floor and daylight! Mineko will make her way through the forests on the valley floor, experiencing a variety of environmental effects, including a day/night cycle, until she reaches the castle. Finally you must explore the castle, working your way up to the top!
New details from the author:
- At least the 4 major environments will be seen in your primary game. There are a few secret bonus lands I have ideas for that may or may not make the initial cut. Each of the major environments has its own random generator for unique look and feel. Most importantly, each environment provides new exploration tactics, new combat tactics, and new room features to interact with, in addition to looking pretty!
- At least 30 types of monster will be found in the game, each monster species is fully animated and has unique attributes and special abilities to keep you on your toes!
- Lots of varied equipment and items. I'm going to remain hushed about this and the magic system for a while longer
- The "main" game will be between 30 and 40 levels long, depending on how the gameplay balance feels. A "post-game" scenario is planned for people who need more Mineko while awaiting a sequel
Stay tuned for further coverage of ChronoSoft's Spirit Hunter Mineko: Demon's Reach as additional details emerge.