All confirmed features for Endless Dungeon
Endless Dungeon, developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega, is a highly anticipated action roguelike set to be released in October. It com...
Endless Dungeon, developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega, is a highly anticipated action roguelike set to be released in October. It combines twin-stick shooting with tower-defense mechanics, filling a gap in the market.
It is the spiritual successor to Dungeon of the Endless and stays true to the roguelike genre, but introduces the element of fast-paced shooting. The closed beta has provided insights into what players can expect from the game.
Endless Dungeon offers both solo and cooperative gameplay, allowing players to explore procedurally generated areas with up to 2 friends. The game features unique team members with their own designs and classes, adding a strategic component to team composition and character selection.
Although 2023 was already filled with high-quality releases, the pace doesn't seem to slow down in the second half of the year. While many are likely awaiting the remaining AAA titles, there is an indie title that looks promising in October. Developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega, Endless Dungeon is a new addictive action roguelike set in the Endless universe of Amplitude. With its release just a month away and a unique blend of twin-stick shooting and tower defense mechanics, Endless Dungeon fills a gap for high-profile roguelikes that emerged due to the anticipation for the early access launch of Hades 2 in 2024.
Endless Dungeon is indeed the spiritual successor to Amplitude's 2014 title, Dungeon of the Endless, which was also a roguelike but strictly adhered to the tower defense format without incorporating the fast-paced and hectic twin-stick shooting that Endless Dungeon promises. Dungeon of the Endless was well-received by both players and critics, giving fans of the Endless games and roguelike enthusiasts reason to look forward to its sequel. The closed beta of the game concluded yesterday, helping to paint a picture of what players can expect in Endless Dungeon when it releases in 4 weeks.
Endless Dungeon Allows for Solo or Co-Op Play with Unique Squad Members
Earning its name among the top titles in the roguelike subgenre, Endless Dungeon allows players to venture into its procedurally generated areas as a single player or with up to 2 friends in 3-player co-op mode. While many of the most revered roguelikes are single-player experiences (such as Hades or Curse of the Dead Gods), some of the genre's best titles belong to the co-op genre. This includes absolute classics like The Binding of Isaac and Risk of Rain 2. As anyone can confirm who has spent dozens of hours playing these games with friends, a great roguelike can often be even better when experienced together.
To add variety to each run and provide a true roguelike experience, the different team members that players can choose from in Endless Dungeon have their own unique designs and classes. These characters not only look appealing for various reasons but also enable a variety of playstyles. This adds a strategic layer in terms of team composition and character selection. Currently, there are 6 available characters in Endless Dungeon, with more planned in future updates as part of the game's roadmap.
The Roguelike Gameplay of Endless Nation Blends Two Unlikely Genres
Of course, all of this would be meaningless if the game didn't successfully master the fundamentals of what makes a good Roguelike. Fortunately, Amplitude Studios has used player feedback to drive the development of Endless Dungeon forward. The result is an addictive blend of two unusual genres, where players die, level up, and die again. Amplitude already had experience with strategy and tower defense, but now they are attempting to introduce real-time twin-stick shooting. This combination of their previous work and the mechanics of games like Enter the Gungeon seems to be an unexpected twist that pays off, giving the game a unique identity among Roguelikes.
As in most Roguelikes, death is a regular part of the Endless Dungeon experience. Every time players die (whether alone or in co-op mode), they are sent back to the Saloon - a central area similar to the Temple of Styx in Hades. Here, players can improve their characters, stock up on consumables, and chat with NPCs to gain further insights into the overarching storyline. The combination of twin-stick shooting and tower defense in Endless Dungeon promises that players will have opportunities for upgrades in both areas, and the variety of characters and classes promises a lot of diversity in creating and playing through this upcoming Roguelike.
Endless Dungeon will be available starting from October 19th for Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.