Siege Survival: Gloria Victis Reveals New Trailer
Polish developers Black Eye Games have released a new trailer for their upcoming title Siege Survival: Gloria Victis, a genre-jumping spin-off to their 2016 MMORPG sensation Gloria Victis. Set in a grim medieval world, Siege Survival: GV puts players in control of a small band of citizens who must balance their own survival with that of the few remaining troops defending their keep against a besieging horde of enemies. A relieving force is on the horizon, but there is no guarantee anybody will survive long enough to see their arrival.
Akin to other grim survival simulators like Frostpunk and This War of Mine, Siege Survival looks set to force players into making hard decisions in regards to weapons & provisions, scavenged materials and who deserves to live or die by their creation and distribution. A massive shift in direction from Glora Victis itself, it’s fascinating to see a team expand their IP into more diverse genres and take a chance on a genre that is decidedly less action-focused than it’s source material.
Alongside watching the trailer, the press release reveals many of the gameplay elements players can expect:
- Crafting & resource management: You need better weapons, a roof over your head, hot food and all the other trappings that just existing entail; and the only way you’ll get these is if you and your team craft them. But resources are scarce and you’ll need to manage them wisely to make it through in one piece.
- Scavenging: Venturing out from the safety of your keep, you have to explore the ransacked city at night to collect raw materials, abandoned goods and weapons that you need to survive and hold out long enough for the reinforcements to arrive. Unlock new routes to various districts of the city, recruit more survivors and avoid enemy soldiers patrolling at night. If you don’t make it back by dawn, you’re as good as dead.
- Surviving the siege: Defending what’s left of your city are a few tired troops in dire need of arrows, weapons and armour; along with treatment for the wounded. You need to keep this squad supplied and supported in every way possible ahead of their battles every few days; otherwise the enemy will storm the keep.
One thing’s for certain: it will be interesting to see how Siege Survival: Gloria Victis performs against it’s parent title with such a pivot in gameplay and mechanics. Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is slated to launch in Q2 2021 for PC, published by Ravenscourt Games. A demo is currently available on Steam.
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