Solo developer Johnny Dale Lonack and publisher Thorrnet announced today that the medieval duel game Griefhelm will be released on August 20, 2020 for PC via Steam in just under a month. To mark the occasion, Thornet released a brand new trailer that shows some of Griefhelm’s fast-paced duel action.
If you missed the boat yesterday at Griefhelm’s debut as part of the Summer Steam Game Festival, you’ll find the official blurb here to keep up to date:
Griefhelm takes place in a deadly, violent medieval world and is an award-winning tactical duel game with deadly medieval weapons. Wage a fight and impale your enemies, deflect their blows and use your advantage as tactically overcome enemies in rapid duels. Each engagement begins a new dance until death, while warriors look for an opening. Master the art of fighting to overcome your enemies and win. “
Griefhelm offers a dynamic and challenging campaign bristling with replayability and full of exciting white knuckle fights that pave the way to securing Griefhelm’s most desirable reward. Thornet says that each run through feels “fresh” thanks to branched paths and over 500 narrative answers.
Players can also expect to have a wide arsenal of medieval weapons to master the art of swordplay, navigate in handcrafted environments, get started with online matchmaking, and have a tournament in local multiplayer for up to 4 people fight mode. Griefhelm’s multiplayer component consists of four modes, nine maps, eight factions, and a variety of weapons and armor sets.
Developer Johnny Dale Lonack had the following to say about the positive response from yesterday’s debut:
“We worked hard to end our tactical duel game, Griefhelm, and we’re thrilled to be starting this summer.” The fantastic response during the Steam Game Festival inspired me and I can’t wait for the players to compete against each other in online multiplayer! “
If Griefhelm thrills you, you can go through the Steam list to add the game to your wish list and take a look at a generous portion of screenshots. There’s no word on pricing yet, but as an indie effort, Griefhelm shouldn’t throw you back too much.