Devolver Digital has announced Absolver, a new online melee RPG developed by Sloclap.
The game, which is coming to “PC and consoles” in 2017, casts players as a Prospect, a member of an “elite corps of combatants” called the Absolvers, who are “fighting to maintain stability in the world.”
According to a press release, Absolver will feature “fluid real-time combat” that lets players switch between four tactical stances. Abilities such as dodges and parries will be key to winning solo duels or 3-on-3 fights.
Players will also be able to define their character’s style of fighting by selecting a combat weapon and arranging attacks in a combat deck.
Finally, online multiplayer will be a core part of the game, as Prospects and Absolvers will “seamlessly encounter others in the world, generating unique stories that emerge through player interaction and choices..