E3 2021: Explore a Ruined World in Soulstice

Shatter Your Reality

 

Soulstice | Shatter

Soulstice, developed by Reply Game Studios and set to be published by Modus, is a scintillating new soulslike that was announced during E3 2021. Just going from the gameplay trailer shown today, it’s a dark, edgy and violent game. Thankfully, we have a bit more to work from than the trailer.

Soulstice | Hero

The following are some key details from the Soulstice site:

The balance of the Holy Kingdom of Keidas is compromised when powerful, feral creatures known as “Wraiths” invade from the other side of the Veil, threatening to consume the living. Wraiths corrupt their victims and can even possess their bodies, turning into unstoppable monsters that prey upon the common folk. The “Chimeras”, hybrid warriors born of the union of two souls, are the only ones who can protect humankind.

Soulstice | Run

Briar and Lute are two sisters who have been reborn as a Chimera. The transformation has granted Briar superhuman strength and resilience, while Lute, who was sacrificed in order to bind her soul to her sister’s, has become a ghost with mystical powers. Voiced by Stefanie Joosten (Metal Gear Solid 5), Briar and Lute are sent on a mission to reclaim a city in ruins that has been ravaged by the Wraiths, only to discover that the Order they belong to has a far more complex plan in mind.

Soulstice | Combat

Key Features

  • Fight in synergy
    Manage both characters simultaneously. Briar masters melee attacks and combos, while Lute controls the battlefield with her otherworldly abilities. Combine their strengths to unlock powerful transformations and fulfill their true potential as a Chimera.
  • Customize weapons and abilities
    Weapons are unlocked and upgraded throughout the game and can be switched even in the middle of a combo to deal greater damage to opponents.
  • Explore the city of Ilden
    Discover puzzles and secrets in diverse locations within a troubled city in ruins. A Tear in the Sky has opened above Ilden; as Briar and Lute get closer to it, their surroundings become more menacing and twisted.
  • Experience a grim world
    Plunge into a dark story of sisterly love heightened by stylish and sleek art inspired by Japanese dark fantasy classics.
  • Combat different enemy classes
    Wraiths, Corrupted and Possessed have trespassed into the world from beyond the Veil. Use Lute’s auras to weaken or expose them and adapt to a flow of battle that never feels the same.
  • Uncover the truth of your origin
    Throughout the game, Briar and Lute will discover the truth about themselves and their power but must work together to stay true to their unbreakable bond.

 

Soulstice certainly looks fascinating, especially for fans of the genre. It’s slated to come to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Be sure to watch the edgy trailer below, and stay tuned for more details as they arise.

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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