Indie studio QC Games has announced that their premier title Breach will enter Steam Early Access on January 17th. Breach is a multiplayer dungeon crawler that places heavy emphasis on customization, with dozens of classes to choose from and tweak to your heart's content. According to the developers Breach fuses traditional action RPG gameplay with mythological elements, and also allows you to switch sides to the demon team to wreak havoc among aspiring adventurers. It looks like Gauntlet by way of Fortnite to me, but that's what the kids are into these days.
You can pick up a $24.99 pre-order package here to access some bonus content if you buy it before the 17th, which seems a touch brassy to me. Breach isn't coming out as a complete product on the 17th; it's going into early access. Isn't that kind of like asking customers to pre-order a pre-order? The teaser trailer below does look admittedly polished, but it's also 25 seconds long. QC Games is asking early backers to have a lot of faith. Put me down as "healthily skeptical" about this one.
THE BATTLE BEGINS - MULTIPLAYER DUNGEON BRAWLER BREACH LAUNCHES JANUARY 17 ON STEAM
Be a Badass Hero or Vicious Veil Demon as You Fight for Humanity in This Highly Refined Early Access Title
JANUARY 8, 2019 – AUSTIN, TX – QC Games, an independent game developer comprised of AAA veterans and cutting-edge creators, announced today that their premier action title, Breach, will be coming to Steam Early Access on January 17, 2019. Disrupting the traditional action-RPG genre by fusing explosive combat, RPG-like depth, and a flexible, customizable open-class system, Breach empowers players to build their ideal hero and battle monsters on an adventure that fuses modern and mythological Earth. In addition to building their own custom heroes, players can switch sides and play as the menacing Veil Demon, a malevolent spirit that wreaks delightful havoc on and brings doom to aspiring heroes.
Special Breach pre-order packages are available starting at $24.99, but time is running out! In order to secure your pre-order package with bonus content that ends with Early Access, visit the Breach Shop by January 16 at 11:59 CDT to grab exclusive offers that include unique in-game items like sprays, dance emotes, a digital artbook, and much more.
In Breach, players choose from dozens of classes with endless customization options and the ability to switch to any class at any time. From the explosive Gunslinger that mixes magic with technology, to the time-bending abilities of the Chronomancer, all the way to the aerial juggling combos of the Auros Gladiator, there’s a play style for every gamer in Breach. In addition to customizing the perfect hero, players can take on the role of the main antagonist, the Veil Demon. Conjure traps, summon elite creatures, and use the power of possession to control enemies including massive boss monsters to prevent heroes from completing mission objectives. Constant updates are planned during Early Access including new areas, classes, magic abilities and much more!
“With Breach, our vision is to deliver the best elements of popular genres and bring it into one action driven multiplayer buffet,” stated Dallas Dickinson, President/CEO of QC Games. “As players dive in, they’re going to choose a class that best fits their playstyle with a ton more options opening as they progress in the battle for control of the Earth. No pressure, though.”
70,000 years ago, humanity was on the verge of extinction until a group of Immortals created the Veil, splitting Earth into two realities: one reality that features the Earth we know, and an alternate Earth where mythological creatures thrive. Now the Veil has been shattered and the two worlds are collapsing into each other with catastrophic consequences. Players take control of heroes who have been imbued with “The Spark” to master magical abilities. Travel across the world to iconic locations that have been breached by this mystical parallel Earth and clash against legendary mythological enemies as well as an unexplained malevolent spirit, the Veil Demon.
Breach will enter paid Steam Early Access January 17, 2019, with the Free-To-Play full launch coming later in 2019. Can’t wait to prep your mission loadouts and squad combinations? Look for upcoming announcements by following the game on Twitter, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, and visit the official game page at PlayBreach.com.
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ABOUT QC GAMES
QC Games Inc. is an Austin-based developer of online games. Founded by industry veterans in 2015, QC Games’ mission is to combine proprietary technology, world-class creative talent and best-in-class methodologies to develop great games for the world to enjoy. Their pursuit to realize a cooperative action-RPG experience that blends fast-action, intuitive mechanics, loads of customization and intense playability led them to form QC Games and the birth of their debut game title, Breach.