Australian studio League of Geeks (Armello) has announced its next major challenge: a ‘reimagining‘ of Solium Infernum, the 2009 cult classic technique game set amongst the legions of hell. The Vic Davis-original is an excellent (but dated) turn-based romp that options demons vying for energy in a political landscape, one that feels closely inspired by the spiritual works of John Milton, and thinker Dante Alighieri.
The upcoming League of Geeks-led relaunch will see the game grow with new hex-based technique gameplay, up to date and extra painterly visuals, and brand new single-player eventualities that dive deeper into the lore and tidings of this imagined hell.
The new Solium Infernum might be modernised, and built in 3D with a new interface, and a dynamic aesthetic that should make battles extra of an attractive specatacle.
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‘The authentic Solium Infernum is considered one of the most exceptional video games ever made. Its evocative, Milton-inspired vision of Hell and deep concentrate on political intrigue are not like anything on the market,’ Trent Kusters, Co-Founder and Director of League of Geeks stated in a press launch. ‘We are honoured and ecstatic to convey Solium Infernum into the limelight it has at all times deserved!’
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Here’s the game’s official description:
‘The Prince of Darkness has abandoned his Throne, and the nice Archfiends of Hell now set wicked plans in movement to claim Pandaemonium’s Infernal Throne. Outwit your rivals using deep methods to grasp devious political and navy methods. Kiss friendships goodbye as you bluff, backstab, and sow treachery and betrayal on the trail to turning into Hell’s new ruler.’
You’ll play as considered one of eight Archfiends, and manipulate their Perks to forge a path to victory. Schemes can be deployed throughout campaigns to gain an advantage, and you’ll additionally be succesful of master the 5 spheres of evil alongside the way in which: Wrath, Deceit, Prophecy, Destruction, and Charisma. Each will play a distinct role because the political battles of Solium Infernum rage.
Beyond being an excellent return for a cult hit, Solium Infernum may also have main benefits for the Australian video video games business, and the local economy. In a press release Steve Dimopolous, the Victorian Minister for Creative Industries, acknowledged it will ship ‘more than AU $5.6 million into the Victorian economic system, create extra jobs for our local game developers, and strengthen [Victoria’s] status because the video games capital of [Australia].’
The reimagining is currently set to launch on Windows PC in 2023. Stay tuned for more news within the coming months.