Help the devil get his mojo back in the monstrous roguelike Rogue Lords

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It's fair to say that in most works of fiction, the devil is portrayed as the bad guy. And in the upcoming roguelike Rogue Lords, he will still be the bad guy—but he will also be you.

Rogue Lords, which is being developed by Cyanide and Leikir Studio, is set in 17th-century New England, "where mortals and diabolical entities walk side by side." And the devil, having suffered a recent ass-kicking, is putting together a team, including Bloody Mary, Dracula, the White Lady, and Baron Samedi, to help him get his mojo back.

To do so, the devil—that is, you—will guide his Disciples of Evil around a 3D map and stir up trouble with other characters. Combat will be turn-based and, in fine roguelike fashion, losing a fight means game over.

"Rogue Lords is a game we came up with several years ago with Jérémie Monedero, the Game Director," Cyanide Artistic Director Camille Lisoir said. "We are delighted to see the project become reality. We have fantastic synergy with the talented team at Leikir Studio and we can't wait to reveal our diabolical world."

Rogue Lords is expected to be out this fall.

Andy Chalk

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.