Hold your torch firmly, explorer, lest you lose your soul by plundering the ink depths of the temple.
Curse of the dead gods out today for Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One, and all of us at Passtech Games can’t wait for you to see our version of the roguelike dungeon crawler. It’s a popular genre – which we love too – so today we would like to show you how Curse of the dead gods stands out as a unique and exciting experience like no other.
As you dive deeper into the temple, he will tempt you with powerful weapons and relics with useful bonuses. If you don’t have enough gold, the temple will accept your blood as payment. Unfortunately, the more blood you donate, the more corrupt you become. Even if you don’t sacrifice blood, every door you pass through at the end of a room will increase your corruption meter. When full, you will get your first curse effect.
There are many curses out there, most of which have a significant impact on the way you play and interact with other gaming systems, such as traps or light and dark. The effects can be fatal but more often relate to adaptation to new circumstances. For each champion you defeat you will be cleansed of a curse of your choice, but if you hit five curses your life will begin to run out until death comes … ticking, explorer.
These double-edged swords provide an interesting balance that you must constantly consider. For example, “Dark Fervor” will passively gain corruption over time, but going through a door no longer adds corruption. “Raging Temple”, another curse, turns previously harmless statues into fire-breathing death traps.
Another remarkable feature of Curse of the dead gods is its environmental gameplay. Your torch illuminates your immediate surroundings and you can use it to ignite braziers and enemies. As well as taking more damage in the dark, you also can’t see traps there. With spiked floors, flame-spitting statues, poison-spitting contraptions, and more, you’ll want to be aware of your surroundings, especially since these can be turned against your enemies.
While Curse of the dead gods is definitely a challenging game, we wanted to provide a wide range of interesting and unique options for each race, rather than increasing your power gradually over time. As you defeat Champions and Bosses, you will earn two types of Currency: Crystal Skulls and Jade Rings.
The main use of Crystal Skulls is to unlock blessings. Each blessing is tied to one of the temple’s wonder gods and grants you special divine power to reward you for your previous explorations. “Indomitable” restores half of your health after defeating a champion or boss. Pair it with “Gift of Transmutation,” which turns excess health into gold, for a nifty combo. You can only activate three blessings at a time, so explore your options and choose wisely. You can also use your Crystal Skulls to reveal weapon altars, which expand your starting weapon selection before you start a race. A weapon can only appear on an altar if it has been unlocked first.
As for the Jade Rings, use them to unlock a range of exotic weapons. Every time you unlock a weapon, it will become possible to find it in the temple.
It’s the combination of these mechanics, their overlap, and the fluid, dynamic and tactical combat at the heart of it all, that makes Curse of the dead gods unique. We hope you enjoyed this taste of what the Temple has to offer. Explore it for real now on Xbox One!
Curse of the dead gods
Focus Home Interactive
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to this doomed temple, a seemingly endless labyrinth of bottomless pits, death traps and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but it is not an escape. Get up to fight again. Dive deeper again. Challenge the evil deities that linger in this place. Fight through hordes of enemies in dark cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all kinds – fire-breathing statues, explosives, hidden spikes and worse. Collect mystical relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption sets in with every step – cheer it on or ignore it, but every powerful curse can be a double-edged sword. – A skill-based roguelike exploring a cruel and dark temple of endless rooms and hallways – Swords, spears, bows, guns – wield them and many more – Unique curses influence each attempt, bringing a Hit every action – Dozens of enemies, with mighty champions and deadly bosses to take on