Soulslike ARPG Achilles: The Untold Saga is coming to Early Access

Achilles was always moody, and you can understand why. The Greek demigod underwent an immortal ritual that exposed his now-famous heel before being sent to a centaur boarding school, where he was bred to be a highly effective but somewhat dedicated killing machine during the Trojan War ( Just got hit by Orlando Bloom’s arrow – uh).

It looks like someone has finally figured out that Achilles’ reputation as a one-player army makes him the perfect protagonist for a ruthless combat-focused ARPG, and that’s what we got in the trailer for Achilles: The Untold Saga possessing.

On the surface, it looks a bit Diablo, though developer Dark Point Games describes it as a Souls-like game, the exact opposite of Diablo’s frictionless loot extravaganza. If the developers are serious about the soul-like emotions of the game, you should expect endless struggles, the death that ensues, and a fair amount of the loot you pick up turned into feces. The approach to weapon stats also looks soulful, seemingly scaling stats based on your stats and several damage types: Physical, Dark, Magic, and Holy.

(Image credit: Dark Spot Games)

looks interesting. There’s dodge roll, you can throw your round shield like Captain America (or *ahem* Captain Hellenica), and of course you can do that ridiculous air down stab, I’m pretty sure it’s Brad Pitt vs Achilles Arthur’s rendition was invented in the 2004 film. The game looks a bit like an ARPG Journey of Thrones – you’re Achilles and all – but presumably it’s a lot harder than it looks.