There’s a lot going on in the announcement trailer for Egress. There’s a VHS video filter and neon light among footage of a Victorian town populated by magic-wielding warriors, with some sort of deep darkness emerging from the ocean. If that wasn’t enough, it plays as a Battle Royale with Dark Souls combat.
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Those are a lot of inspirations to wrangle, but it’s such a wild set of inspirations it almost can’t help but be intriguing. The idea of a Souls-like Battle royale alone is fascinating enough, since it forces you to engage with your enemies in melee combat rather than constantly running the risk of getting gunned by unknown assailants at a distance.