A Plague Tale
Publisher Team17 has announced that its upcoming action-RPG Thymesia has been pushed back by a little over a week, just missing its initially scheduled August 9 launch date. The grin ‘n’ gloomy-looking adventure will now launch August 18 on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X.
Developer OverBoard Studio chose the push the release back a few days after considering recent demo feedback.
“After listening to the community feedback from the recent Steam demo, we’ve made the difficult decision to push the launch date for Thymesia back by a few days to August 18,” wrote the developer on Steam. “We are 100 percent committed to making Thymesia the best experience possible, and those few extra days allow us to do this by implementing changes and fixes that were asked for across all platforms. We appreciate all the support and love you’ve shown Thymesia so far, and we can’t wait for you to jump in as Corvus next month!”
Set against the backdrop of a decaying kingdom that took its newfound love of alchemy just a step too far, Thymesia will see players don the mask of an amnesiac wanderer — the aforementioned Corvus — as they attempt to rid the land of its plague of monsters, demons, and other supernatural horrors, Thymesia hopes to capture the attention of FromSoft fans, offering deep and challenging combat in a bleak and hopeless environment.
As they progress through the land, Corvus will be able to forge new weaponry from the remnants of their former enemies, offering something in the way of balance as they pick their way through the dark kingdom, confront the source of the demonic invasion, and perhaps learn something of the truth behind their own torrid existence. While Thymesia is certainly a little more low-key than many of this summer’s blockbusters, I’m digging its vibe, and will likely check it out for Destructoid come launch day.
Thymesia launches August 18 on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X.
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