Mixed Realms announced that Gordian Quest will leave Early Access this month.
Gordian Quest first entered early access in March 2020 and will receive a full release on June 23 for Windows PC via GOG and Steam.
Gordian Quest is a deck-building RPG inspired by classic tabletop games. Players must free the world from a catastrophic curse by creating a party of heroes. Each hero has a deck of ability cards that you’ll customize as they gain more experience and level up. Whereas Gordian Quest features roguelite elements such as meta progression and permadeath, there are modes where you can disable these features and play more like a traditional RPG. If you missed it, you can find our old preview here.
You can find the new release date trailer below.
Gordian QuestThe full version of will include a massive update that adds the final act of the campaign, a new hero in the form of Stroud the monk, an endgame called adventure mode where you can keep upgrading your party for greater challenges and controller support. Mixed Realms will also launch a Kickstarter campaign in July to fund a Nintendo Switch port, with PlayStation and Xbox versions as lofty goals.
You can find a preview (via Steam) below:
A sinister curse corrupts the land. Darkness reigns. Monsters roam. Villains plunder. The cowards flee. Heroes appear.
Lead heroes on an adventure to save what’s left of this fallen world and destroy the abundant root of evil. Will you fall into the clutches of your enemies or the consequences of your bad decisions? Your Gordian Quest is about to begin.
Gordian Quest is an epic deck-building RPG inspired by old-school classics like Ultima and D&D, using modern gameplay concepts like roguelite elements and strategic turn-based combat. You will form groups of heroes that you will have to lead and manage in grueling missions. Help them forge bonds and discover new skills among them. Be fearless and steadfast as you work to unravel the curses cast upon the lands and vanquish the ultimate evil at the heart of it all.
- Four Acts (Campaign Mode) – The current Early Access release features three Acts, each offering over 5 hours of gameplay per game.
- Adventure Mode – An end-game mode where you can explore procedurally generated areas or complete solo challenges.
- Ten Heroes – At the moment, players can choose from nine different heroes – each with their own class, skills and playstyle to form a party of three and go on an adventure. Play as the Swordhand, Cleric, Ranger, Scoundrel, Spellbinder, Druid, Bard, Warlock, Golemancer or Monk.
- Hundreds of Skills – Heroes have a combined total of nearly 500 passive and active skills that can be deployed in turn-based battles, allowing players to discover and formulate their favorite combos.
- Kingdom Mode – Challenge an ever-changing version of the game with unpredictable threats and rewards. See how far can you go…
- PVP Mode – Engage in skirmish battles with other players using your favorite mix of heroes and skills.
- Train and Equip Heroes – Heroes can be upgraded, trained, and equipped with a wide selection of weapons, armor, and enchanted trinkets to enhance their abilities.
- High Replayability – Procedurally generated maps and dungeons and random hero skills make each playthrough different from the last.
- Different Difficulty Levels – Embrace hardcore mode for a cringe-worthy permadeath experience, or play more casually where death is just a setback.
- Loot Galore – Gather items and relics along your journey to boost your heroes’ abilities. In the future, you will also come across mysterious items that can bless your heroes but also paralyze them with a curse at the same time.
- Carryover Rewards and Progression System – Get rewarded the more you play through an Artifact system that can benefit Realm Mode, Campaigns, or Adventure Mode.
- Decisions to Make – Shape the course of your adventure with critical decisions and dice rolls.