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Death’s Gambit enters the contest for the biggest videogame bosses

In 2014, game studio White Rabbit revealed what was perhaps the defining image of its upcoming fantasy action game Death’s Gambit: your mounted hero scaling the body of a gargantuan being, so massive that it loomed over the surrounding mountain range. It was clear then that while the sword-and-shield combat and gloomy fantasy world was influenced by titles such as Dark Souls (2011) and the Castlevania series, the legacy of Shadow of the Colossus (2005) also—and perhaps most prominently—lived on in Death Gambit’s towering bosses. That point is only nailed home with the release of the game’s most recent trailer, 90…

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Death’s Gambit finds the humor in its deadly medieval world

Death’s Gambit, the upcoming medieval action game from developer White Rabbit, likes to wear its influences on its sleeve. Like the recently released Salt & Sanctuary, it’s part Dark Souls (2011) and part Castlevania, sending players into a brutish world that could not yell “here be dragons” any louder. And yet, according to the latest post on the game’s development log, it also seems to have a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor amid all the danger. The post itself is short, simply reminding players that the game is still alive and letting them know that they can expect a new trailer soon. With…

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Three beautiful, upcoming medieval fantasy games to gawp at

This past week has been a treasure trove of early looks at some really pretty, really difficult, and really secretive fantasy videogames. Each one is worth noting in its own respect, but since they’re early looks, not a whole lot of information is out there to discuss. So instead, we’ll do a round up—and for funzies, we’ll write that roundup in the style of a storyteller reciting the tales of fabled legends. Because, you know, journalism. Death’s Gambit Ahh, the deathly gambit is an old story, which began all the way back in 2012 as a prototype by Jean Canellas. After…