Factsheet

Developer:
Draw Distance
Based in Krakow, Poland

Release date:
TBA

Platforms:
Steam
Nintendo Switch

Website:
https://drawdistance.dev/ritual

Regular Price:

USD22
EUR19.99

Description

HORDE MODE GAME based on GUT INSTINCT TACTICS
FAST PACED – 3D TOP-DOWN – WITCH DEFENSE SHOOTER
WEIRD WESTERN AESTHETIC – ARCADE GAMEPLAY – WILD WILD STORYLINE

Ritual: Crown of Horns is a slaughterhouse. A violent, fast-paced action game set in an alternate Wild West, an absurd, acid-fueled vision of hellish frontier. Inspired by a variety of unique takes on the Western genre, from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s "El Topo" and Clint Eastwood’s "High Plains Drifter" to cult "The Wild Wild West" TV series, it’s a minimalist, yet wild tale of an unlikely duo: a bounty hunter who comes back from beyond a grave, yearning to exact revenge on his homeland, and a witch who aids him with a series of powerful rituals to further her own secret goals.

History

18XX. You were a lawman on a mission to track down a dangerous witch. Upon reaching your goal, you found yourself in a fatal ambush prepared by horned beast-like men. Your death was probably just collateral damage. Not one of your government supervisors cared. Now, brought back from beyond the grave by the dark magic of the witch you were supposed to take out, you find yourself in a forced alliance against a common enemy. Understand the powers responsible for your misery and get rid of them once and for all. Make friends and enemies along the way. Visit places inspired by real locations in the United States and discover their myths. Look for symbols that the Land of the Free was based on and purify them. Ritual: Crown of Horns is a game about icons and myths, and tales we tell ourselves in order to make sense of our world and our identity. It’s about facing the unfaceable and living to tell the tale.

Features

  • A unique auto-aiming system that offers a completely different kind of fantasy from your average twin-stick shooter: being an elite marksman who makes every shot count instead of spraying and praying.
  • A satisfying arsenal: shotguns, six-shooters, rifles, crossbows, and a few surprises that are a little less time-appropriate.
  • Outrageous enemies: brainwashed cultists, supernatural legendary creatures, bizarre murderous contraptions – you name it.
  • Gear: mysterious capes, hoods and amulets that you can customize and get powerful buffs for your character.
  • Creative spells and powerups that can violently alter the way you approach each combat encounter.
  • Plenty of insane levels for you to master, each complete with unique challenges tailored to push the combat system to its limits.
  • A unique gothic-horror-meets-weird-western artstyle.

Videos

Ritual - first teaser YouTube

Ritual - Announcement Trailer YouTube

Ritual: Crown of Horns - Nintendo Switch Announcement Gameplay Trailer YouTube


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About Draw Distance

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Draw Distance is a new name of iFun4all - a 10-year experienced Polish indie game development studio and publisher, standing behind Serial Cleaner, Halls of Horror, Ritual: Crown of Horns, Far Peak, Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York and other.

More information
More information on Draw Distance, our logo & relevant media are available here.


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