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Loot River is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 3rd 2022

 straka.studio, with the support of SUPERHOT PRESENTS has announced that players can finally begin exploring the abomination-filled waterways of the anticipated Loot River on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on May 3rd 2022. The ‘Dark Souls meets Tetris’ action roguelike will also be available to download for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on release day. Check out the release date trailer below alongside more information from the press release.

Discover a rich combat system, a varied bestiary of cursed enemies, procedurally-generated labyrinths packed with a bounty of build-changing weapons, spells and other loot, and a rich, lore-filled, fantasy-inspired world to explore.

In Loot River, players are able to harness the power of the Relic to shift the ground beneath them, sliding around on the floating pieces of ruined landscapes. These Tetris-like blocks can be slotted together to solve spatial exploration puzzles and employed creatively as a tool in combat to manipulate enemies and control the space in which your battles take place. As players venture through these endless catacombs, they’ll encounter horrifying beasts, lost travellers, and epic bosses.   

As players explore ruined waterways, they can discover a wealth of new weapons, gear, spells and unholy knowledge: swords that thrust you forward towards enemies; axes that shoot projectiles; elemental enchantments; spells; armour and charms that imbue you with unique abilities. Combining these to create powerful and surprising synergies is crucial in helping you get further with each run. straka.studio’s recent developer walkthrough gives you a tantalising taste of the possibilities these combinations can offer.

Drawn to shards of an unholy relic, wandering nomads have found themselves in a perpetual cycle of life and death, losing their sanity as they journey through endless parallel realities, devouring each other to absorb the knowledge of their fellow travellers. No two journeys are ever the same as countless lost souls float through the Loot River.

“I’m so pleased to finally announce that we will be bringing Loot River to PC and Xbox, via Xbox Game Pass, on May 3rd,” said creative director Miro Straka. “The attention the game has gotten over the last couple of years at showcases like Guerilla Collective, Day of the Devs and Xbox’s ID@XBox events has been incredible, but what I’m really looking forward to is getting the game in players’ hands!”  

Visit the Loot River website: https://lootriver.com/
Follow straka.studio on Twitter: https://twitter.com/straka_studio
Join the Loot River Discord: https://discord.gg/lootriver
Wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1494260/

Jordan Campbell

Writer for XboxEra, owner of xbox.era on Instagram. Residing in Penzance, Cornwall, UK

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  1. BOOM baby, what a game and what a service. PSTIM in shambles.

  2. Can’t wait for this one. Been looking forward to it ever since it was revealed.

  3. Now that’s one hell of a genre mash-up. Reminds me of when Puzzle Quest was first announced, and how it was described as RPG meets Bejewelled.

    I enjoy mash-ups in general, so I’ll probably give Loot River a try.

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