Punishing boss-rush game Eldest Souls drops a new trailer at Guerrilla Collective

Eldest Souls is a "challenging pixel art boss-rush game," according to its Steam listing—so challenging that it took our man 15 minutes and 12 deaths to beat the first enemy he ran into. If that sounds like your cup of punishment, then you're going to want to check out the new trailer that debuted today at the Guerrilla Collective livestream, showcasing a warrior with a sword that's way too big, facing off against enemies that are much, much bigger.

Publisher United Label Games makes no bones about it in the trailer description either, warning that players will "be overwhelmed by brutal, challenging encounters, in which only the most unrelenting will make it through." 

It sure sounds like that's true, but even so it looks promising: "Skipping all the in-between minion fluff to get right to the big boss battles is an intriguing, if humbling, take on the Souls-like genre," we said in our preview, although how it will hold up over the long term will depend largely on the depth provided by talent trees and magical shards that grant special abilities and powers.

Eldest Souls is listed on Steam and GOG, and expected to be out later this year. Hit up fallenflagstudio.com to find out more.

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.