There are no shortage of roguelikes on the PlayStation 4, but Rogue Lords appears to have a unique twist on the established genre. Set in a gloomy 17th century New England, “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”.
The press release continues: “His goal is to once again spread corruption throughout a world left destabilized 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. The player explores a 3D map and chooses how he will sow chaos during numerous interactions with other characters.”
Combat will take the form of turn-based battles, and as is common for the genre, you’ll lose all your progress if you hit a Game Over screen. “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,” the summary adds. There’s no release date just yet.