Made-in-Hong Kong boss battler Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption has been confirmed for an April 2018 release date. Will it scratch the Dark Souls itch?

Publisher Another Indie has announced that action game Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption will release on 25th April 2018. The game will see a simultaneous release across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It will be priced at an affordable $18.99, and will come in a bevy of languages: English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a boss battler, so expect brutally difficult, but rewarding boss battles. The game’s aesthetic very strongly channels the kind of dark fantasy that the Dark Souls series has pioneered, so this is fairly familiar territory. You play as the mysterious protagonist Adam, who is the titular sinner and is going up against embodiments of the seven deadly sins.

The most interesting aspect of the game is its ‘sacrifice’ mechanic. Before every boss encounter, you will have to sacrifice a part of yourself, resulting in a permanent debuff that will last throughout the rest of the game. As the debuffs stack up, you will become weaker and weaker, and you will have to rely on increasingly powerful equipment to help get through each encounter. Rather than asking which ability you want, you’ll find yourself asking which part of yourself you’re willing to sacrifice. It’s a really cool twist on the classic RPG power fantasy of making your character stronger and stronger.

Here’s a new release date trailer for the game:

The game is developed by Dark Star Studios, which is composed of seven Chinese industry veterans and is based in Hong Kong. The devs have previously worked at companies like Ubisoft, Konami and Blizzard. This is, however, their first project.

There doesn’t appear to be an official website for the game, but have a look at the publisher’s page for the game, as well as the Steam page.

Another game coming out next year that’s inspired by Dark Souls is Ghost of a Tale, in which you play as a literal mouse. For more difficult boss battling, have a look at Furi.

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