Cult Of The Lamb: Release Date, Trailers, Gameplay, And More

Cult Of The Lamb: Release Date, Trailers, Gameplay, And More
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Tarran Stockton


7th Jul 2022 15:35

Cult of the Lamb was one of the nicest surprise reveals from Gamescom 2021, teasing a cult building simulator with gorgeous 2D visuals put against a 3D backdrop. It's the biggest release by indie developer Massive Monster yet, backed by publishers Devolver Digital and set for a wide release later in 2022. If you're looking to build your own cultist community while venturing out to spread the word and strike down heretics, Cult of the Lamb might be for you, so read on for a breakdown of the release date, trailers, gameplay, and more. 

Cult Of The Lamb Release Date

Cult of the Lamb is set to release later in the year on August 11, nearly a whole year after its reveal back at Gamescom 2021. Initially, the game was given a vague early 2022 release date before being pushed back to August. It was finally confirmed with a date recently, meaning players won't have to wait much longer before they can get started with their cult. 

Cult Of The Lamb Trailers

The first trailer was the game's reveal which back in August 2021, showcasing a mix of cinematics and gameplay. It began with the protagonist (a lamb) being beheaded by some unknown organisation, before a God seemingly revives you and gives you the power to kill them. During this, you also free a bunch of other animals who begin to bow to you, marking the beginnings of the cult. Some more scenes show off the cult growing, and then it switches into gameplay which details the combat, along with some resource gathering and base building.  

The next trailer was a reveal for the game's console version, and then a few months after was the release date trailer, which again combined some cinematics with more gameplay. This one seemed to show off more of the systems, with rituals, boss fights, and new weapons.

Cult Of The Lamb Gameplay

Cult Of The Lamb Gameplay
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The gameplay is inspired by simulators and roguelikes, with an isometric 2D perspective. Part of the gameplay consists of you venturing out into procedurally generated areas to fight enemies and defeat other cult leaders to establish your supremacy. The combat is mostly hack n slash, with some different weapon variety and magic powers that can be expanded on as you progress through the game. 

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Another key part of the experience is building up your base camp where the cult resides. You can collect resources to build structures, recruit new followers, performs rituals to appease the Gods, and give sermons to strengthen the faith of your flock. 

Cult Of The Lamb Platforms 

Cult of the Lamb is set for a wide release, launching on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

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