Publisher HandyGames and developer ITEM42 announced that the upcoming “classical mythology” Roguelike FPS PERISH will launch on February 2, 2023 for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG. A trailer was also released. In PERISH, players will “Enter blood-soaked underworlds inspired by ancient mythologies, all accompanied by a death-metal soundtrack,” and “face ceaseless battles on the perilous path to Elysium.”
ITEM42 co-founder Regan Ware commented on the announcement in a press release, saying:
“Combining classical mythology and first-person shooting, with multiplayer and roguelike elements forced us to push a lot of boundaries during PERISH development. While we are saddened it will no longer be released on Google Stadia, players will be able to access our game from an amazing store lineup including Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG.”
The game’s details:
There is no way back and only one way forward. Enter blood-soaked underworlds inspired by ancient mythologies, all accompanied by a death-metal soundtrack. Face ceaseless battles on the perilous path to Elysium. Stave off a barbarous fate and slay hordes of infernal creatures on the black sands of Purgatory.
Sell their corpses to a glorious priestess in exchange for increasingly powerful melee weapons and firearms. Overwhelm abominable bosses and use the spoils of war to gain entrance to Elysium, where death and gold await thee.
The same lust for gold that motivates your own craving consumes the revenant creatures within Purgatory. Succumb to these dark souls and be forced to lose precious wealth and begin again. Muster up to three friends and reap the tides of merciless hordes together. Deploy cooperative-specific gear to support.
One to four players online cooperative campaign sprawling across dilapidated temples, volcanic foundries, and ancient shipwrecks.
A series of magnificent boss fights against rare and unheard-of colossal deities.
More than ten handcrafted and ornate weapons, from javelins and swords to bows and guns, each with their own unique and upgradeable offensive capabilities.
Gratuitous, brutal, gold-soaked ranged and melee combat against enemies with distinctive battle behaviors.
Morbid gladiators: enemies in PERISH are unforgiving, and as you travel further through Purgatory, you will meet a slew of enemies inspired by Ancient
Greek, Roman, and Christian mythologies.
Breathtaking visuals with Ray Tracing support for Nvidia RTX series graphics cards.
Supports both DLSS 2 and DLSS 3 and Reflex for Nvidia graphics cards and AMD FSR on all GPUs.