[Steam page] Independent developer Sloclap and Devolver Digital have announced Absolver, an online combat RPG, set to arrive on PC and consoles in 2017. Absolver puts players behind the mask of a Prospect, who has taken a sacred vow and chosen to join the Absolvers, an elite corps of combatants fighting to maintain stability in the world. A demo version will be playable at E3 2016.
Freeing players from hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire. Monitored by them, players will wander these forsaken lands and encounter other Prospects in order to learn their place in this world and become Absolvers. Along the way, they will learn new combat styles and attacks, and acquire better weapons, powers and armor.
Battles between warriors are an intense real-time flow of attacks, dodges, feints and counters, with all aspects of gameplay customizable, including combat styles, weapons and attack sequences in the player’s Combat Deck. Build a team of warriors to fight side by side with you in the dungeon mines of Adal (PvE) or put your skill on display in dedicated combat arenas (PvP) scattered across the land.