Cyanide and Leikir Studio have revealed a roguelike title called Rogue Lords in which players are not fighting for the forces of good, but for the forces of evil. In this universe, the Devil has almost lost his power but has just enough to start rebuilding. To do this he needs his allies to sow chaos on the world, and those allies include Bloody Mary, Dracula, Baron Samedi, and the White Lady. There will be turn-based combat involved as well as interacting with various characters to find ways to spread the influence of evil.
Here’s the official blurb:
The game inverses the usual tropes, with the player taking on the role of the Devil who, weakened following a terrible defeat, is seeking to regain his powers. His goal is to once again spread corruption throughout a world left destabilised by his absence. To achieve his dark designs, he directs a team comprised of illustrious Disciples of Evil, such as Bloody Mary, Dracula, the White Lady and Baron Samedi.
In Rogue Lords, the player explores a 3D map and chooses how he will sow chaos during numerous interactions with other characters. He also launches his Disciples of Evil into difficult turn-based combat and uses their skills as best he can to overcome adversaries. If he loses, it’s game over. The player then loses all character progress and has to start a new run. He will have to choose wisely in order to find a balance that will enable him to avoid defeat. As a last resort, the player can call upon the Devil’s special powers and cheat via the game interface in order to turn the situation on its head in a brand-new way!
Rogue Lords is expected to be released on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch during the autumn.