You may remember a few months ago when we learned about Denis Dyacks' new game, Deadhaus Sonata. It is an upcoming free to play 6-player action RPG where the player is undead and fights the living. To showcase how the action will go down, a new gameplay trailer has arrived.
One of the core design pillars for Deadhaus Sonata is asymmetrical gameplay. The developers cited the board game Cthulhu Wars as a source of inspiration for competently executed asymmetrical gameplay, something which many games struggle to implement. In a welcome package, it was said that playing different classes should almost feel like “playing an entirely new game.”
Twitch integration is currently under development, though the details have not yet been revealed, but perhaps the most exciting feature of Deadhaus Sonata is its focus on narrative-driven game design. “We think stories are really important,” said Denis Dyack, CEO of Apocalypse Studios and writer/producer of Blood Omen and Eternal Darkness. That’s right. Read the bold part of that previous sentence again, slowly. That man is creating a gothic horror action-RPG that you can play with your friends. I don’t care if the current trailer looks like a PlayStation 2 game–Denis Dyack’s involvement makes this game worth keeping an eye on.
Check out the full preview at the link above and the official site here.