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No Place for Bravery is a grim tale of an old warrior questing to save his family

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Ysbryd Games, the publisher of Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, and World of Horror, announced a new project today during the Guerrilla Collective livestream. Entitled No Place for Bravery, it's an action-RPG about an old soldier racing to save his kidnapped daughter in a devastated fantasy world inspired by Norse mythology.

No Place for Bravery promises an equal emphasis on narrative and action, combining fast-paced combat with a story of a man plagued by nightmares, who embarks upon a quest to save his family—a journey that will force him to confront the decisions of his ambitious past. It was originally intended to be a roguelike, Ysbryd said, but Brazilian developer Glitch Factory opted to take it in a more story-focused direction "that more closely follows their vision and inspirations."

"Multiple members of the team had to deal with toxic relationships and absent parents,” Glitch Factory developer Matheus Queiroz said. "Through the trials and tribulations of our lives, including the long road of development, we have persevered, and we hope our shared experiences will be heartfelt by the PC and Nintendo Switch communities."

No Place for Bravery is set to come out in early 2021. Check out some screens below (they're very cool), and find out more about the game at noplaceforbravery.com.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.