Against the Storm is ready to meet the players. City-building enthusiasts and strategy game aficionados have reason to rejoice as the highly acclaimed roguelite city builder, Against the Storm, is set to exit early access and land on PC Game Pass on December 8, 2023. Hooded Horse and Eremite Games, the masterminds behind this dark fantasy sensation, have captivated players throughout the early access phase, paving the way for a monumental 1.0 release.
Evolution During Early Access
The journey through Against the Storm’s early access has been a rollercoaster of thrilling developments and enhancements. Bi-weekly content updates introduced a plethora of significant alterations, spanning from substantial changes to minor tweaks. Notable additions include the introduction of two new species, notably the beloved Fox people, while innovative mechanics such as the Ancient Seals have reshaped the endgame dynamics. Not to be overlooked are the strategic layer revamps, Blightstorm overhauls, a multitude of glade events, diverse buildings, and more, collectively enriching the gameplay experience.
Continued Evolution to 1.0
The march towards the full 1.0 release maintains the momentum of regular updates, culminating in the introduction of a specialized mode dubbed “Queen’s Hand.” Crafted for the most seasoned Viceroys, this mode offers a daunting challenge where players have a single Cycle to reforge the elusive Adamantine Seal, an arduous task within the game. Starting anew, players must strategically navigate upgrade choices, with the scarcity of these upgrades posing a significant challenge. The mode’s distinctive feature of permadeath underscores the high stakes; abandoning settlements or failing the Seal’s reforge results in a full reset of unlocks and meta progression. Triumphing players earn the prestigious title of Queen’s Hand, securing a rare audience with the formidable Scorched Queen herself.
Expansion to PC Game Pass and Microsoft Store
Excitement mounts as Hooded Horse extends its partnership with Xbox, ensuring the availability of Against the Storm on the Microsoft Store and PC Game Pass coinciding with the 1.0 launch. This expansion broadens accessibility and ensures a wider audience can immerse themselves in this engaging city-building experience.
Localization and Global Reach
The appeal of Against the Storm transcends boundaries, evident in its localization into a multitude of languages, including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Turkish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese. This extensive localization emphasizes the developers’ commitment to offering a diverse and inclusive gaming experience to a global audience.
The imminent release of Against the Storm 1.0 marks a pivotal moment for fans eagerly anticipating the next evolution of this captivating city-building marvel. With its rich gameplay, intricate challenges, and expanded accessibility, December 8, 2023, promises an unforgettable journey into the world of strategic city construction.
You can order the game via Steam.