Developer Fearem announced that its horrific asymmetrical multiplayer game, Daemonical, will launch on Steam Early Access next week, on the 15th of August.
Set on a remote island, up to five players start what is a scary and immersive struggle to stay alive in a 'match' for survival that starts at 4PM, followed shortly by a demon transformation occurring, which is randomly selected from the group of players. No one knows who the demon is, even the demon himself, until it is time to transform.
Daemonical commences with players spawning around what seems to be an altar area, with a skeleton perched on top of it but with bones clearly missing. Their objective is to find the bones and bring them back to the altar. The humans must search for the 'hot points' on the map for bone parts. Throughout the task they can find weapons and tools to help them defend themselves in case of a demon attack. Players can quit their task to find the bone parts and merely decide to hide somewhere instead until morning in order to win. However, this has a number of drawbacks as you will find out.
The demon's sole focus is to find the survivors/ humans and kill them. Humans will utilize a ritual cut on their left hand that will aid the player to find the missing ritual parts. Once found, the ritual bone will need to be picked up carefully, with each mistake gravely punished with a loud noise that attracts the demon. The demon has its own methods when searching for humans. Souls glow while distant, but once it gets closer, it must find and locate them manually.
Daemonical will retail at $14.99/€12.99/£10.99