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Multi-world sandbox RPG Portal Knights comes to Early Access this month

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505 Games has announced a new sandbox RPG called Portal Knights that will debut on Steam Early Access in February. Portal Knights will support solo play or adventuring parties of up to four people, with crafting, building, dungeon-crawling, and boss-fighting across a multitude of randomly-generated 3D worlds.

You might think, as you watch the announcement trailer, that it looks a lot like a certain other crafting/building/zombie-fighting game you may have heard of. But Portal Knights promises to put a greater emphasis on the RPG aspect of the game, with three unique characters—Warrior, Mage, and Rogue—each with its own unique abilities and equipment, “tactical action combat,” big boss fights, and plenty of caves, mineshafts, and dungeons spread across multiple worlds, connected by portals (thus the title), to explore.

Portal Knights is listed on Steam now, so you can poke around there to find out a bit more about what's in store. There's not a tremendous amount of information available just yet, but I think it looks promising, although it'll have to work hard to differentiate itself from other mining/crafting games on the market. We'll see how that works out.

Portal Knights is set to launch on Steam Early Access on February 25. Find out more at portalknights.com.

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

Portal Knights

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.