Co-op dungeon crawler Blightbound is heading to Steam Early Access on July 29

Romino Games' co-op dungeon crawler Blightbound will be coming to Steam Early Access on July 29. Publishers Devolver Digital announced the Early Access date alongside a gameplay trailer that was initially shown at the PC Gaming Show, showing Blightbound's bombastic brawls and hand-crafted dungeons. 

In Blightbound, three players are tasked with battling their way through a realm corrupted by an evil fog called The Blight, an unfortunate result of the death of a Shadow Titan. Players choose between a warrior, assassin, or mage, and must fight through blight-ridden lands, cleansing the world of the dark force. 

Your journey will be filled with plenty of monster-infested dungeons complete with loot to gather and puzzles to solve. You'll also be able to recruit heroes, adding them to your roster of available warriors. With 20 heroes to collect and hundreds of lootable items, you'll be able to craft the perfect character and synchronise better with the rest of your group.  

When released into Early Access, Blightbound will be sold at a 10 percent discount from its full launch price of $20 / £16. There's currently no word of when Romino Games will fully release Blightbound, but I hope it's soon because I can't get enough of its hand-drawn visuals. I'm getting major vibes of Darkest Dungeon mixed with Trine's cop-op.  

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.