Tactical Roguelike Iratus: Lord of the Dead Is Leaving Early Access For A Full Steam Launch On April 23

Tactical Roguelike Iratus: Lord of the Dead Is Leaving Early Access For A Full Steam Launch On April 23
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Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a fantasy roguelike RPG that uses turn-based tactical roguelike RPG. The game is set in a dark fantasy universe where you lead an army of undead to help an evil necromancer accomplish his mission. Aid the necromancer and help him reach the surface world so he can rain death upon the mortal realms.

The game released back in July of last year from developer Unfrozen and was originally unheard of. After a full year of Early Access, feedback players have given the game a positive review with over 2,000 reviews to date. For so many reviews to be submitted, it is surprising that the game has maintained its “Very Positive” status. This shows that there is a dedicated fan base that is ready for the upcoming full release.

Fight for the forces of darkness as a recently freed necromancer named Iratus. Control your army of the living dead as you battle towards the surface. Create new solders from the bodies of your slain enemies and reanimate them into skeletons, zombies, banshees, and many other unliving monsters.

As you gain more troops and grow stronger, you can expand and improve your underground lair. The game lets you explore the corridors and underground catacombs below your lair and do battle against greedy dwarves and corrupt mercenaries. It is up to you to aid Iratus in his quest to regain his lost power.

The game takes a unique look at the tactical RPG genre. It allows you to craft enemies using the body parts of your enemies, presenting a limited level of customizability to your forces. Memorize the strengths and weaknesses of your troops and your enemies for effective combat turns.

Each minion within the game has six unique abilities for a total of one-hundred possible abilities to command. Use more than magic and claws to defeat your foes, wield the power of sanity as you drain it away from your victims. There are four talent trees for players to invest in. Alchemy, Magic, Ire, and Destruction give multiple options for many different playstyles.

Enjoy detailed 2D graphics mixed with a dark fantasy atmosphere. The game features several difficulty levels for players of every skill. As an extra tidbit of information, Iratus is voiced by the voice-acting legend Stefan Weyte who voiced Caleb in the game series “Blood!”.

Iratus: Lord of the Dead is available right now in its Early Access form on Steam. The game will be leaving Early Access as of April 23.