Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is currently encircling fans of action RPGs and Soulslikes, preparing to storm the breach on 18th July on PS5. Developer A44 Games and publisher Kepler Interactive, with the assistance of IGN, have released a suitably stirring narrative trailer and an extensive look at gameplay.

Set in a world in which mortals wage perpetual war on the gods themselves, players will step into the boots of Nor Vanek, a soldier fighting to free humanity from this scourge. As the name implies, flintlock firearms will be essential in overcoming this eternal siege, as will the aid of a mysterious animal friend named, Enki, who will guide Nor in her endeavour.

Combat in Flintlock revolves around using these early firearms, with an array of pistols, muskets and blunderbusses. Set in an open world divided into three distinct regions, players will be able to get off the beaten path and undertake an assortment of side quests. NPCs encountered in the world can appear at Nor's caravan, which serves as a hub area for players to craft or upgrade pieces of their growing arsenal. Get a better test of gameplay in the extended video below.

What do you think of Flintlock: Siege of Dawn? Does it seem like enough of a departure from other Soulslike fare? Let us know in the comments section below.

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