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Roguelike RPG Children of Morta is launching next month

After being delayed for a year, roguelike RPG Children of Morta will appear on PC in September. I've slept on this family-based monster-slaying romp when I absolutely should have been paying attention—it's stylish as heck. Do your eyes a favour and check out the release date trailer. 

The Bergsons are a family of heroes defending their mountain from the Corruption—yep, that again—that's filled it with monsters. You'll be able to pick one of six Bergsons with different fighting styles, personalities, and flaws, but the game's about the whole family working together. Even the granny has a job, though lamentably it's not fighting monsters.

It's a story-driven misadventure about familial ties, sacrifice, and hitting monsters with a sword. Colour me intrigued, but it's really the stellar art that I want to see more of. There aren't many trailers I'll pause to admire, and even fewer where I'll stop to look at a rug. 

(Image credit: 11 bit studios)

I'm looking to replace the one the dog pooped on. 

Children of Morta is due out on September 3 on Steam and GOG

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.