SpellRogue: Early access release date, trailers, gameplay & platforms

SpellRogue: Early access release date, trailers, gameplay & platforms
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

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30th Jan 2024 15:58

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Roguelike games are unique in that they can seemingly combine with any genre to produce something new and fun, and even if it's been done before, there's always some new way to tackle things. SpellRogue is one of these games, combining turn-based gameplay and deckbuilding with a world of magic.

If the game sounds like a combination of ideas that intrigues you, check out everything we know about SpellRogue below.

SpellRogue early access release date

SpellRogue is set to enter early access on February 12, 2024.

According to the Steam page, the game will be in early access for at least six months, though it could be much longer depending on how development goes, so we can likely expect a full release in late 2024 or early 2025.

What is SpellRogue?

SpellRogue combat gameplay
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SpellRogue is a turn-based, deckbuilding roguelike with a focus on magic spells. During combat encounters, you can utilise and manipulate Mana Dice to cast spells, allowing you to reroll, duplicate, split, flip, and even enchant die with special effects. 

Before beginning your adventure, you pick a wizard archetype, which controls the type of gameplay mechanics you can utilise. For example, the Lapis wizard can control the "ebb and flow of Mana Dice" redirecting its force in a fight.

SpellRogue map
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During a run, you can pick from 200 unique spells, upgrading them to become more powerful. You'll also be on the hunt for artefacts, which affect gameplay. Taken together, you can combine different spells, upgrades, and artefacts to make each playthrough unique.

There is a story to complete though, meaning you won't be playing aimlessly, as your overall goal is to vanquish the corrupted Voidwalkers across the game's three acts.

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What platforms is SpellRogue coming to?

The only confirmed platform currently is PC, where it's available on Steam. Should this change, we'll update this section with more details.

Are there any SpellRogue trailers?

The main trailer for SpellRogue is the early access trailer, which is an updated version of the original trailer from 2023.

Released in January 2024, it showcases various gameplay scenes, combat, the world map, and deckbuilding. We also get hints about the Lovecraftian enemies of the game's universe, who show up toward the end of the trailer before it cuts to the title.

Now that you know all there is about SpellRogue, check out our trending homepage for details on the latest games, or check out all the upcoming games in 2024.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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