Wales Interactive have revealed a timed exclusive demo for Sker Ritual in the Steam Next Fest event which runs in tandem with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest from June 13th-20th. The demo will enable 1-4 players to team up online and face Sker Island’s Quiet Ones and their more powerful cohabitants, The Elites, in a first-person round-based survival shooter.
After customising their character’s horror themed masks, players can jump into Solo, Private or Quick Play online matchmaking for one map, The Cursed Lands of Lavernock. The demo will include a sample of our Story Objectives and gain full access to The Laughing Policeman’s shop and the steampunk inspired Magnificent Munitions Upgrade Station.
The demo represents the end of Alpha development and will switch to Beta before launching on Steam Early Access later this Summer. The alpha demo will be limited to 30 minutes per game, with an unlimited amount of replays. We’re excited to listen to the community’s feedback and encourage all players to join the Sker Ritual Discord server to be a part of the journey and connect with others in the community.
COMING SOON IN BETA…
– Boss Events and Top Tier enemies
– Additional Elites with unique powers
– Additional maps
– Additional guns, steampunk upgrades, masks and further customisation
– Complex Objectives and Easter eggs
– Advanced functionality for the unannounced ‘Miracles’ system
– Improved mechanics for the unannounced revive system
For more information about the game, read on…
Sker Ritual is coming to Steam Early Access this summer, with PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X/S console launch in Q1 2023. Check out the latest trailer featuring the teleporting Banshee, the lethal Mariner, the invisible Phantom, and the Maid of Sker fan favourite boss Abraham.
A 1-4 PLAYER ROUND-BASED CO-OP EXPERIENCE
Designed for playing solo, or up-to 4-players online. Short of a teammate? No worries, the intensity of Sker Island’s hordes scale to the number of players.
QUIET ONES, ELITES AND BOSSES
The Quiet Ones have returned and they are not alone. Sker Island has recruited new elites, each with a unique set of abilities that will force you to change-up your playstyle, change your location, or enlist the help of your teammates! Old enemies aren’t the only ones to curse the lands of Sker, we have many more new faces — even some without faces — that want to destroy you.
MASKS, VOICE TAUNTS AND MORE
Customise your character with interchangeable in-game masks inspired by all forms of horror; folk, gothic, zombie, science fiction to the supernatural and more. Taunt your teammates with unique voice lines and switch out your dynamic menu scene environments from the Island.
UPGRADEABLE STEAMPUNK WEAPON SYSTEM
Get your guns, ammo, and more at The Laughing Policeman’s booth at locations around the maps. Buy stock munitions or gamble on a randomly picked weapon with a chance of gaining a higher base level. Climb the weapon ranks with unique upgrades courtesy of The Laughing Policeman’s SUPER CHARGER for bonus buffs and visible steam-punk inspired enhancements.
MIRACLES, OBJECTIVES, MAPS, STORY, REVIVE SYSTEM AND MORE COMING SOON.
‘Miracles’ will form part of a unique perk system that will play an important role in Sker Ritual. Please stay tuned for the reveal coming soon.
SKER RITUAL ON DISCORD
You’ve asked for it and now it’s here! Join us on the official Sker Ritual Discord!
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