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Melee-Based RPG 'Eastern Exorcist' Hits Early Access August 14

Hand-drawn 2D side scroller

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Eastern Exorcist, a melee-based RPG, is set to release on Steam Early Access on August 14 with PS4 to follow.

If you’re unfamiliar with Eastern Exorcist, it’s described as a hand-drawn 2D environment playing host to a melee-based combat RPG. In fact, the art style is all hand-drawn in the Chinese ink painting style. In the game, you play as an exorcist who vanquishes demons with his sword.

You’ll have to master your weapon if you wish to survive. Described as an ode to the action-adventure genre, developer Wildfire Game cofounder Shaoyan Chen provided the following in an accompanying press release,

“We wanted Eastern Exorcist to be as striking to watch as it is captivating to play. That’s why this is a hand-drawn adventure where the flow of a fight appears as rich and real on screen as it feels in the hands of the person playing it. We can’t wait to see gamers take on the game’s league of beasts in play.”

Check out the trailer for Eastern Exorcist below:


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.