Here's gameplay of a dude fighting a cyber-dragon in soulslike Bleak Faith: Forsaken

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Bleak Faith: Forsaken is a crowdfunded soulslike set to release in the second quarter of this year, and the indie from Archangel Studios has an interestingly distinct style going on. The latest trailer (opens in new tab), above, highlights recent work the developers have done on the game's combat. While it certainly doesn't have the megabudget of something like Elden Ring, it does have a distinctive aesthetic going on.

The sort of far-future cybergothic presented here is familiar to fans of settings like Warhammer 40,000 or EYE: Divine Cybermancy, but it's a world where technology has gone so far as to loop backwards again, seemingly. In Bleak Faith, the protagonist is exploring "the last remnants of civilization" in a world that has apparently forgotten its own history. It also invites you to "Discover pockets of natural life in the perpetually expanding Omnistructure," which is the kind of obscure and vague language that makes me want to give a game a shot.

You can find Bleak Faith: Forsaken on its official website (opens in new tab) and on Steam. (opens in new tab) It's set to release in the second quarter of 2022.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.