33 Immortals: A Co-op Action RPG Where You Defy God
Are you tired of the challenges of assembling a four-player Overwatch team or coordinating with friends for a session of Destiny 2? Well, imagine the task of bringing together 33 players for a 25-minute raid. That’s precisely what 33 Immortals aims to accomplish.
From the developers of Spiritfarer, 33 Immortals is a massively substantial multiplayer roguelike top-down action game with a visual style reminiscent of retro cartoons and elements inspired by Banner Saga. During a hands-on session following this week’s Xbox Showcase at Summer Game Fest, I joined five fellow spirits in an attempt to escape hell.
In the early build of the game, we had access to two character types: a swordsman specializing in heavy close-range damage and an archer capable of shooting up to three arrows before needing to reload. I chose to play as the archer, who possessed a charged piercing shot when holding down the action button. Additionally, when reloading, the archer could retrieve fired arrows, effectively doubling the damage output with strategic placement.
All characters were equipped with a dash move, and trigger buttons provided access to the world map, emote wheel, and co-op powers. Co-op powers varied depending on the character type and required careful coordination to unleash their full potential. For instance, activating the RB trigger displayed three circles on the ground, with two fellow immortals needed to activate the empty circles to trigger a powerful attack. As an archer, this resulted in a rain of arrows across a wide area, while for the swordsman, it launched a healing spell with a broad range.