Independent developer Room C Games have announced that their rogue-lite RPG game, The Hand of Merlin has left Steam Early Access today on PC. The game is also available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The console versions launch with all eight major updates from the PC version included. 

The Hand of Merlin will take players on a journey from Albion to Jerusalem to explore medieval lands on the brink of apocalypse. All the while they will assaulted by an otherworldly evil. The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG. This unusual merging of genres creates a unique XCOM infused RPG experience.

Since entering Early Access in May 2021, the game has had eight major updates prior to releasing version 1.0. These have added a variety of gameplay options for players. Randomised party creation, new questlines, meta progression, passive skills, alternate maps and varied difficulty modes are now included.

The Hand of Merlin screenshot

Chit Hot recently delivered a The Hand of Merlin review, stating:

It’s challenging, but fair. It’s deep, but after the initial beginning offers a gentle learning curve. You’ll undoubtedly be keen to find out what lies ahead; what abilities you can earn, what each weapon upgrade will do, what new characters will offer when unlocked. The Hand of Merlin will grip you far longer than you may expect, and every minute of it will be enjoyable.

The Hand of Merlin review, Chit Hot

Now available for PC, the game can be purchased via Steam, Epic Game Store and GOG. Priced $24.99 / £18.99 / €22.49 for the Standard Edition with a Deluxe Edition priced at $29.99 / £22.49 / €26.99. A soundtrack of the game is also available for $7.99 / £5.99 / €6.99. Console versions are priced $29.99 / €29.99. 

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