Publisher Untold Tales and Polish studio Kautki Cave announced a release date for Flame Keeper.
The new flame-themed roguelike is launching on March 17th across Windows PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5.
Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus a new trailer:
Become Ignis, a special coal tasked with liberating the world of Orbis, recently overrun by forces of darkness. Luckily, it just so happens that you’re trained in the art of mortal combat! Learn how to fight, upgrade your abilities, venture through increasingly hostile worlds, and restore the Eternal Flame.
- Fight, Adapt, and Persevere – Adapt and take on enemies using a multitude of moves and attacks including punch combos, fiery dashes, wide area-of-effect stomps, and powerful finishers that deal decisive damage. But don’t get too reckless – smart stamina usage is essential. Each biome in Flame Keeper is inhabited by unique foes and obstacles of increasing difficulty. Consult the trusty Bestiary as you unlock insight into the strengths and weaknesses of your enemies.
- Your Ignis, Your Play Style – It’s not enough to let your fists do the talking. Sometimes… you need a little pick-me-up. Upgrade Ignis to your heart’s desire via skills and passive abilities. Collect seeds from defeated enemies to learn new skills and complete specific tasks to receive runes and unlock helpful passive abilities. Mix and match to create tons of different builds!
- Here’s to Your Health – To restore the Eternal Flame, you must scour each environment for what remains of its energy and transfer it back into each stage’s Fire Camp. Here’s the twist: the energy you collect also acts as your health. You need to deplete it to charge up each Fire Camp, but you also have to stay healthy to explore ever deeper. Find the right balance and discover your best way to play.
- Charging in Vulpis Village – At the start of each level lies Vulpis Village. The Vulpis are friends to a brave charcoal like yourself, so they’re happy to provide a service. Here you can rest, enhance abilities, rebuild and upgrade structures thanks to the resources you collect. The village changes along with your progress and opens up all-new gameplay features each time.