Alterborn, Soulslike, Bringing New Style to Genre Late 2023

Altering the Style

You will become a weapon. An Alterborn. However, you’ve got a little bit more of a wait. Today Iron Lung is diving back into the world of their in development soulslike action game, Alterborn. A new developer diary video jumps into how Alterborn is bringing new style and design to the soulslike genre. Of course, a press release provides more details on the game itself. 

Alterborn brings players to a vast wasteland known as the Shattered Lands. Players play as a character whose changes are a part of their being. Of course, this includes powerful abilities that bring destruction, chaos, and death. Players are introduced to a world that reacts to player choice. This includes joining different factions or helping differing NPC’s. Additionally, the world is both procedurally generated and hand-crafted levels. 

The developer diary focuses on how Alterborn is adding a new style to the soulslike genre. Specifically, the developers discuss the art style and they direction they will be taking it. Of course, Alterborn aims to take everything from the environment, weapons, armor and more takes on an aesthetic that can be directly attributed to the game, giving everything a unique feel. Every piece of the game aims to be cohesive to the world and convey the moods of the game. 

Alterborn will be releasing late 2023. It will be available on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5. Alterborn’s website provides more details. So, what do you think about the game so far? Does it look unique?