Jody told us about Dark Devotion back in 2017, saying that it was kind of like Castlevania but without the ability to revisit explored areas, and with a dash of Prince of Persia thrown in to keep players on their toes. Developer Hibernian Workshop was in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign that was ultimately successful, and not too long ago it made an appearance on our list of games coming in 2019. Today the studio delivered a new gameplay trailer and reaffirmed that the game will be out early this year.
Dark Devotion is literally about devotion to a dark divinity, proven through combat against "peerless, horrifying warriors" in a grim, 2D side-scrolling temple. Fiendish traps will have to be dealt with, and of course weapon selection is an issue as well: "The right tool for the job" is a platitude that takes on new significance here because the wrong tool will probably get you killed.