Thursday, August 18, 2022
Daedalic Entertainment has revealed that developer Yaza Games' Inkulinati, a “one-of-a-kind, ink-based strategy game", will be coming to Xbox Game Preview this winter. Set within a fantastical Middle Ages, Inkulinati is filled with mythical beasties, humanoid creatures, and eccentric drawings inspired by medieval manuscripts.
Featuring turn-based battles, Inkulinati will see you wielding the power of Living Ink, using magic to bring illustrations to life, across 2D storybook battlefields. Your inked creatures follow your commands, fighting enemy beasts controlled by the rival Inkulinati. To gain an edge over your foes, you can collect new Living Ink and consult your bestiary for strategic compositions to consider for ensuing bouts.
As you progress, you'll be able to unlock new servants to help you, adding unusual new abilities to your arsenal, including human-eating snails and arse trumpets. You'll need all the help you can get, too, as you'll face enemies like Death and Dante Alighieri, during the game's challenging single-player campaign.in which you'll be tasked with rescuing your master.
You'll also be able to challenge rivals in local multiplayer, across a series of “intricate” maps, supporting varying gameplay styles. Inkulinati will be heading to Xbox Game Preview (and Xbox Game Pass), as well as PC and Nintendo Switch, in winter 2022. Check out the latest trailer below.