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  ENTER THE NECROPOLIS! NEW SHADOWS: AWAKENING DLC OUT NOWENTER THE NECROPOLIS! NEW SHADOWS: AWAKENING DLC OUT NOW
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12/13/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Bracknell UK, 13th December 2018 

Death is only the beginning! Kalypso Media has braved the darkest depths of the Heretic Kingdoms to announce that Necrophage’s Curse, the latest blood-tinged DLC for Shadows: Awakening, is available now on Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.  

In Necrophage’s Curse, the Devourer corrals his strongest souls to confront the Necrophage, the Eater of the Dead. Players will rise above death itself as they investigate a deadly curse and reveal the harrowing secrets of the Necropolis. Along the perilous journey, players will battle with the eponymous Necrophage and consume his soul to add this unique puppet to the party. Players can begin the DLC both by starting over from scratch or by heading back to Kyallisar in an existing adventure. Gruesome enemies, challenging puzzles and quests await!

About Shadows: Awakening

Shadows: Awakening is the new adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga. After the members of the secret council known as the Penta Nera are assassinated, their souls are consumed by the Devourers – evil demons which possess the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of the souls they acquire and materialize them as their puppets. Re-emerging into the mortal realm once again, the demonic Penta Nera continue their quest for power and immortality, but at what cost?

Shadows: Awakening is a unique, isometric single-player RPG with real-time tactical combat. You take control of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – the Devourer – to consume the souls of long-dead heroes and embark on an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. Do you have the focus and wits to master the world of the Heretic Kingdoms? Gather your party, control powerful heroes and use their skills to your advantage. But who is in charge… the demon, or the souls that it has devoured? It's up to you to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster…

Features

 

  • A Tale of Two Worlds – In a parallel universe inhabited by demons and monsters; seamlessly switch between the Shadow Realm and the mortal plane and witness a gripping storyline in a world full of myths, destinies and legendary creatures.
  • Unique Party System – multiple characters in one demon, each retaining their own personalities with internal dialogues, rivalries and communication between the characters.
  • Wide variety of Skills and Characters – Choose from 3 heroes, each with their own personal storylines, quests and dialogues. Consume the souls of 14 playable characters, each with their own unique skillsets, like Kalig the Bandit King and Evia, Daughter of Fire.
  • Tactical Real-Time Combat – Combine the skills of your various characters to maximize the effects of your devastating skills and spells.
  • Extensive Gameplay – 20+ hours for a single playthrough, but with substantial options for replayability which accumulate to 60+ hours for the full experience.
  • Challenging Puzzles – Complex puzzles are scattered throughout the game, and will take you through a vibrant set of locations, from rustic towns to the deepest and darkest of dungeons.
  • Crafting and Looting System – Expanded crafting and looting system will let you use rewards to configure the ultimate adventurer.
  • Fully Voiced – All dialogues are fully narrated, including actors like Tom Baker

The Necrophage’s Curse DLC for Shadows: Awakening is available now on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For review code, please contact the UK PR team with your preferred platform, or request access via Keymailer. For more information please see www.kalypsomedia.com.

 

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About the Kalypso Media Group

Celebrating its 12th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media has also established a digital-first label called "Kasedo Games" and enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group owns two development studios – Realmforge and Gaming Minds – to secure a constant supply of high quality games, and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany, to deliver great games for mobile devices.

 

Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons", "Port Royale" and "Sudden Strike", as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire", "Shadows: Awakening" and "Project Highrise: Architect's Edition" have been released for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch) with "Tropico 6" releasing in 2019. Moreover, Kasedo Games has signed "Rise of Industry" and "Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus" for digital distribution, and Kalypso Mobile has released “The Official BBC Earth Quiz", "Ski Jumping Pro" on all mobile devices and "Project Highrise" for tablet devices. A tablet version of "Tropico" will release later in 2018.

 

More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.