If you’re hungry for one thing Monster Hunter-flavoured to chunk into with your folks, you’ll wish to maintain an eye fixed out for Almighty: Kill Your Gods. It’s a third-person motion sport that mixes the behemoth slaying and equipment crafting of Monster Hunter with the character motion and aesthetic sensibilities of the Darksiders collection, and it’s coming to Steam Early Access May 5.

In Almighty: Kill Your Gods, you tackle the function of an ‘alpha’: a reborn, mystical warrior whose job it’s to guard your tribe from rampaging Elder Gods that threaten your island. Your preventing talents are primarily based in a pair of energy gauntlets that you would be able to customise with energy stones. These, together with an amulet you retain strapped to your again, will let you swap fight talents and highly effective spells round to fit your playstyle.

The gods themselves are actually huge beasts – those developer Runwild Entertainment has proven off up to now are simply the scale of bigger Metal Gears, and so they vary from big hideous beetles to floating Lovecraftian squid horrors. Defeat them, and also you’ll be capable to carve off their numerous bits to be used again on your property island, the place you’ll be increase city defences and a central tower that gives buffs to you and your companions in battle.

The trick is that you simply’ll must get these elements shipped dwelling first, and that entails carrying truck-sized chunks of monster carcass to a portal that may teleport them again to your island. This will have a tendency to bother the opposite gods residing on no matter island you’ve invaded, so that you’ll must work rapidly and put together to defend your kill because the native deities get more and more indignant with you for stripping their friends for elements.

Here’s a brand new trailer, simply launched to announce the Steam Early Access launch date, giving us a flavour of what’s to come back (the photographs across the 0:43-0:48 mark of alphas carrying huge bits of monster – and even an unlimited boar – over their shoulders is nicely value a glance!):

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The world of Almighty: Kill Your Gods is dynamic, reacting to your selections and making every session and playthrough distinctive. It’s additionally a co-op sport, and writer Versus Evil says multiplayer is seamlessly built-in – which means you’ll be able to invite some buddies into your sport if you happen to want a hand defending your village from the gods you’ve simply angered throughout your newest searching expedition.

On high of that, Runwild says Almighty: Kill Your Gods has deep crafting and customisation programs, permitting you to “experiment with various loadouts” whereas additionally offering “the freedom to create [your] very own playstyle and look.” Sure, you’re a legendary warrior beast resurrected in a time of disaster, however that doesn’t imply you shouldn’t look swish.

The present roadmap for Almighty: Kill Your Gods’ Early Access section has it lasting for 7-12 months, with extra loot, extra islands to discover, extra powers, extra social options, and extra added by the point it hits its full launch. As it stands, Runwild says core options like multiplayer for as much as 4 gamers, a clan system, a dozen explorable islands, 30 energy stones, and residential island raids are able to go, together with weekly quests and challenges, dungeons, and extra.

Jumping in throughout Early Access will imply you’ll be getting the complete sport at a reduction, too – the 1.Zero launch will see a worth improve at launch.