Against the Storm Transitions from Early Access with Exciting Updates and Microsoft Partnership
Against the Storm, the highly anticipated dark fantasy city builder, is gearing up to leave early access next month with a game-changing 1.0 update. Publisher Hooded Horse has recently announced that the official release date is set for December 8. Alongside the transition, Microsoft has snapped up Eremite Games’ roguelite city builder for PC Game Pass, ensuring a wider audience for this captivating game.
Described as a thrilling journey to rebuild civilization in the midst of apocalyptic rains, Against the Storm grants players the role of the Queen’s Viceroy. Leading a diverse group of survivors including humans, beavers, lizards, foxes, and harpies, players must secure a future for the remnants of society by reclaiming the wilderness.
One of the most thrilling additions to Against the Storm’s full release is the introduction of a new game mode called Queen’s Hand. This mode offers an enticing challenge for experienced Viceroys, featuring unique rules and rewarding gameplay. Players will have only one Cycle to reforge the Adamantine Seal, denoted as the game’s toughest obstacle.
Throughout its early access phase, Against the Storm has undergone significant developments and improvements. With bi-weekly content updates, Hooded Horse has worked relentlessly to introduce new features, species, and mechanics to enhance the gameplay experience. Notable additions include the introduction of the Fox people, exciting endgame enhancements, and revamped strategy layers and Blightstorms.
The dedication to refining the game during early access is reflected in Against the Storm’s impressive user review rating on Steam. With a staggering 95% approval rating from almost 14,500 reviews, it is evident that the game has resonated deeply with players, cementing its place as a beloved title within the city-building genre.
The transition from early access to the full release promises even more exciting updates and surprises. Hooded Horse’s commitment to continuing the update cadence until the official launch ensures that players can anticipate a polished and immersive gaming experience. With Microsoft’s support through PC Game Pass, Against the Storm is poised to capture the attention of an even wider audience, enabling more players to embark on this thrilling journey of survival and reconstruction.
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1. What is Against the Storm?
Against the Storm is a dark fantasy city builder game where players take on the role of the Queen’s Viceroy, leading a diverse group of survivors to rebuild civilization in the face of apocalyptic rains.
2. When will Against the Storm be released?
The official release date for Against the Storm is set for December 8.
3. What is Queen’s Hand game mode?
Queen’s Hand is a new game mode introduced in the full release of Against the Storm. It offers a unique challenge for experienced players with specific rules and rewarding gameplay. The goal is to reforge the Adamantine Seal within one Cycle, which is known as the game’s toughest obstacle.
4. What updates have been made during the early access phase?
During the early access phase, Against the Storm has received significant updates and improvements. The developer, Hooded Horse, has introduced new features, species, and mechanics to enhance the gameplay experience. Notable additions include the Fox people, endgame enhancements, and revamped strategy layers and Blightstorms.
– Roguelite: Refers to a subgenre of videogames that combine elements of roguelike games with other genres, typically offering a less punishing experience.