Rogue Lords, the roguelite about helping the Devil reclaim Earth, arrives in September

Rogue Lords is a tactical roguelike about trouble in Hell—but not the sort of trouble you might expect. The Devil is having a rough go of things after taking an ass-kicking from the forces of good, you see, so he's put together a heavy-hitter E-Team (that's E for Evil, by the way) that includes Bloody Mary, Dracula, the White Lady, and Baron Samedi, and he's leading them on a crusade to reclaim his dominion over Earth. Classic Prince of Darkness stuff.

It's probably not as dark as it sounds—as we explained during the 2020 PC Gaming Show, these bad guys are only helping out the Devil because they owe him a favor (Satan helps you move and you never hear the end of it), and while the visual style isn't exactly Looney Toons, it strikes me as a far cry from the relentless grimness of Darkest Dungeon. And the G-Team (that's G for Good, by the way) may not be quite what it seems, either. Demon hunters are never fully up-front about what they're actually up to, after all.

Publisher Nacon dropped a new trailer today teasing more gameplay and the importance of not playing by the rules (something you'll no doubt be shocked to hear that the Devil actually has a talent for), and also announced the PC release date of September 30. Rogue Lords will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store, and you can feast your eyes on a whole bunch of new screens below.

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.