Mandragora is a brutal Dark Fantasy action RPG with storybook visuals
Mandrake is a story-driven side-scrolling action-RPG that feels like it was pulled straight from the pages of your favorite fantasy novel, and it’s coming to PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S Mandrake comes from publisher Marvelous Europe and developer Primal Game Studio, bringing with it a trailer which gives a mysterious tone to the world of Faelduum. It’s a dark universe that promises a variety of weird NPCs to encounter, but more than that, Primal says players should expect “complex moral dilemmas” as they navigate their way through dungeons, forests, swamps, mountains, deserts, etc.
Mandrake may seem quite simple at first glance. However, the developers say players can expect tough combat challenges that might require you to “break a controller or two along the way.” There’s also the Witch Lantern, which appears near the end of the trailer and will allow players to rip the fabric of reality. You can get a taste of the adventure to come with the Mandrake trailer below.
There’s not much to take from the trailer alone, but Primal has been providing updates on the game for a few years on social media. A short video from late 2020 offered a first look at gameplay. A video from last month shared more, showing off an ability that allows players to burn armored enemies to a crisp. Mandrake does not yet have an exit window, but its Metroidvania and dark souls The roots will almost surely give even the most experienced PC and console gamers a hard time.
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