The top-down action roguelike Soulblight is available now on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 / €14.99.
Soulblight is a dark, unforgiving, top-down action roguelike luring you to cross the thin line between good and evil. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces a Tainting Mechanics.
In Soulblight, before entering each level of the Sanctuary you get to choose a Taint that represents a certain personality trait. That choice will shape your future experiences – each Taint unlocks a new way of gaining power – a custom mechanic designed to encourage role-playing. Tainting Mechanics channel your will to survive into actions that are aligned with your hero’s personality.
For example, the Greed Taint will punish you for overpaying, but at the same time, it will help you get stronger the wealthier you are. The Hoarder Taint will give you a “Feeling of loss” penalty each time you lose an item, but at the same time, it will increase your passive bonus the more varied your belongings are. This means that the game will actually encourage you to role-play depending on the Taints you’ve chosen, rather than rewarding you for grinding.
As you go deeper into the Sanctuary, you’ll be able to add more Taints to your character’s personality, making the shifting levels of the dungeon itself a kind of skill tree. However, with each new Taint, you’re a step closer to the point of no return. Are you sure you know where that is?
Check out the Soulblight Nintendo Switch Gameplay: