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Blightbound gameplay trailer shows off frenzied co-op dungeon crawling

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VIDEO: The Blightbound trailer from the PC Gaming Show. Also on YouTube (opens in new tab).

At the PC Gaming Show today, we got a look at some frenzied gameplay from Blightbound (opens in new tab), the co-op dungeon crawler coming to Steam Early Access this summer.

In Blightbound, which can be played co-op locally or online, three players choose between warrior, assassin, or mage, and battle scores of monsters in a doomed and deadly fantasy world. The realm has fallen under The Blight, a corrupting fog that resulted from the death of the Shadow Titan, a legendary creature slain decades ago—by heroes who unfortunately didn't realize killing the beast would plunge the world into darkness and horror. These things happen.

As you hack and slash your way through mobs and defeat bosses, you'll also need a bit of strategy and good timing: players can synchronize their ultimate abilities with their partners to unleash mega-damage on their foes. You'll also solve puzzles, gather loot, and recruit new heroes to add to your roster as you defeat the hordes in three different lands and numerous dungeons.

Blightbound comes to us from Romino Games, maker of Awesomenauts and Swords and Soldiers, and it's releasing this year.

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.