Good news: Bandai-Namco will be distributing Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve simultaneous release that now includes Playstation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to PC.
Bad news: The original, PC only release has now been pushed back till summer.
Bandai-Namco picked the title up after seeing it at PAX East, and it’s easy to see why. The humor, modern visuals, and third-person perspective for a procedurally generated rogue-like is a rare combination. Boasting accessible multiplayer, crafting, and of course, permadeath, it’s no surprise that the game is being billed as the result of Spelunky having a baby with Dark Souls.
We don’t have much more than a few videos and screen shots, but the story from the official tumblr page is probably a good way to wrap this all up:
“The NECROPOLIS is a museum/library/study for the greatest wizard of all time, Abraxis, Lord of All Mirrors, Silver Walker, and Certified Nutritionist. For a thousand years, he collected all the magic and monsters and locked them up in a shifting mass of rooms in his own pocket dimension, and then set about a project to, you know, go make some worlds or something, no big whoop.
Then, he vanished.
Abraxis left a magical intelligence — the Brazen Head — in charge of the NECROPOLIS. Now, it’s been a long time since the wizard disappeared, and the Brazen Head has grown…bored* (*insane). It lets in adventurers from outside, eager to find Abraxis’ treasures, and toys with them before killing them, and recycling them, body and soul to keep the NECROPOLIS running.”