ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree has released two new trailers, one which showcases the musical combat, and another which serves as a soundtrack teaser. For those unfamiliar, ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree is a rhythm based combat RPG based around Norse Mythology. ATONE is set to release on consoles and PC on January 27th, 2023. You can check out the musical combat showcase above and the soundtrack teaser below:
16 January, 2023 – Wroclaw, Poland + Wellington, New Zealand | If you are wondering how rhythm based combat fits onto a Norse mythology inspired RPG, look no further. Untold Tales and Wildboy Studios have released a playthrough video of the Ice King fight from ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree.
The playthrough (on the Hard difficulty setting) was recorded on the Nintendo Switch. The team also released a video to showcase the game’s unique, electronica infused OST with the track “Sons of Fenrir”.ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree - OST Sneak Peek | Sons of Fenrir
Combat is all about surviving to the end of the song. The more you stay to the beat, the higher you chance of dealing a hit vs your foe dealing a hit.
Fear not though, for those born with the natural rhythm of a forest troll, combat can be made easier on Normal Mode with 2 “rails” of notes to hit or entirely winnable in Story Mode, allowing players to focus on the narrative.
All fights can then be replayed in the Arena Mode for those wanting that perfect score or certain trophies.
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