Earlier on this week a rumour emerged from France that Atlus’ RPG for the Sony PlayStation 2, Baroque, would be released in Europe on June 05. Today Rising Star Games has announced that it will in fact launch in the continent on June 27. Well, they got the month right, at least.
Baroque sees players fighting their way through life-threatening dungeons as a hero surrounded by world of destroyed cities and a spirit of humanity that, Atlus describes as being “disfigured.” Apparently players “will find death in the depths, yet learn that death is not the end of the story; in the twisted world of Baroque, it is only the beginning.” Doesn’t sound like the most chirpy of experiences, but then we guess it really isn’t supposed to be.
- Hardcore dungeon-crawling RPG action! With its many ever-changing levels, each teeming with perverse monsters and tormented souls, the world of Baroque is a frightening and unforgiving realm.
- Death is not the end - Take part in a unique story progression system in which the end of your life only serves to drive the adventure forward. Each time your character dies, more secrets about the forsaken world are revealed!
- Deep customization options – The player has full control over how they shape their character and how they play the game. Find and equip a vast assortment of weapons and items, some with a variety of uses. Acquire powerful stat-boosting parasites and combine them to multiply their potency. Only the resourceful will survive!
Baroque was released in North America this week, having received fair reviews by the gaming press.