The Serpent Rogue is a rather intriguing title that was revealed last September, a ‘sandbox roguelike’ in a medieval setting with some eye-catching visuals. Developed by Sengi and published by Team17, it’s now confirmed to be coming to Switch and other platforms on 26th April.
You can get a good feel for it in the release announcement trailer above, and some of the official description is below.
Alchemy is one of the key ingredients in The Serpent Rogue’s gameplay and mastering it will be pivotal to The Warden’s success; collect and research ingredients to unveil their uses, experiment with different mixtures to craft unique potions, and use those concoctions in a variety of ways to progress through the everchanging world. Each action The Warden takes has an effect on the wider world; for instance, if too many items are left littered around an area, rodents will arrive en masse to cause havoc; if bodies are left unburied, ghouls will be lured by their scent leaving death and destruction in their wake.
– Sandbox roguelike: Explore the mysterious world of The Serpent Rogue; locations and items are randomised by storms that sweep the land
– Permutations aplenty: Utilise the magic and crafting of alchemy to create new tactics to overcome the many threats and situations created by the Corruption
– Cause and effect: The Warden’s actions have consequences that can be used to their advantage; but will they become the hero of the tale… or the villain?
While not everyone is necessarily a fan of roguelike games, the world and the extensive crafting / alchemy look rather intriguing to us.
Let us know what you think in the comments – is this one for the wishlist?