A Bloody Good Gothic Adventure
When I first saw the banner image for Hunt the Night, I got strong Symphony of the Night vibes. But when I looked more closely, I got flashes of Chrono Trigger and even Illusion of Gaia. Which is my long winded way of saying Hunt the Night has me quite excited this morning. Developed by Moonlight Games and set to be published by the fine folks at Dangen Entertainment, it’s a top down Gothic adventure. It’s also slated to release on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One at a yet unannounced release date.
But you probably want to know more about the game itself, yea? Here’s some scintillating details:
In Hunt the Night, players control Vesper, a virtuous member of ‘The Stalkers’ order who must cross the vast and devastated world of Medhram, a place filled with ruins and horrors. On her journey, she must battle through dungeons full of gruesome enemies, overcome challenging bosses, and use her arsenal of weapons and dark powers to take back the Night.
Players who love the rewarding challenge of Bloodborne and Souls-like dark fantasy games, but enjoy the exploration and graphic style of classics like The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana will find interest in Hunt the Night.
Engage in Fast-Paced Dynamic Combat
Dash through enemies while you unleash your combos, use your weapons or destroy them with your dark powers. You can switch between melee and ranged attack in quick succession: slashing enemies with your sword and then dashing away to use your ranged weapons, avoiding enemy attacks.
Face Intense Challenging Bosses
Endure the ultimate challenge as you fight the ancient horrors of the Night that have been annihilating humanity over and over in intense boss battles. Learn their weak points, attack patterns and survive through the different combat phases as the battle gets more challenging and extreme.
Upgrade and Customize Vesper’s Build
Create your own build that will adapt not only to your prefered gameplay but also to particular bosses. Customize the upgrades of your arsenal and use the equipment that best suits your gameplay: Critical Damage, Life Steal, Poison, Close Combat, Firepower and more. Collect Sanguine vials, Crow Feathers, Moonstones and Noctilium to increase your stats and get ready to face the Night.
Discover the Dark World of Medhram
Explore Medhram in a combination of action-adventure and dark fantasy lore. Survive huge dungeons full of traps, enemies, puzzles and challenges. Discover all kinds of locations, from ancient cathedrals and libraries of knowledge to lost kingdoms and devastated floating cities.
Complete ‘Hunts’ as a Member of the Stalkers
Accept a hunt at ‘Crow’s Nest’ and track down the dark beast, find where it hides and hunt the most powerful creatures of the Night. After every completed hunt you will get rewards that will increase your health and dark energy bar.
Follow Questlines for Secondary Characters
Meet new characters and open full questlines that will vary depending on your actions: deciding to help them or not, finding them at their next location, failing to achieve the mission requirements in time… Everything counts!
Play to Adapted and Immersive Music
Immersive and adapted music to every moment, boss and location, with the collaboration of Hiroki Kikuta, Secret of Mana composer.
I’m not sure how they keep managing it, but Dangen keeps succeeding at pushing out ambitious and promising looking indies. Make sure to watch the trailer below for the awesome art and pumping tunes. Plus stay tuned to HPP for more news about Hunt the Night, and stick around for our continuing E3 coverage!