If there’s something medieval greats can’t stand, it’s those angsty teen adventurers with the undeniable Hero Complex. Brave, chivalrous, and not infrequently foolish, these self-appointed saviours just won’t quit, and when the world’s source of power is under threat, sometimes it’s best left to carefuller folks to keep chaos at bay. In Zenith, of course, that means you.
Zenith is the newest creation from indie studio Infinigon, blending real-time battles and puzzle solving with steadfast wit in a new action-RPG.
You play as Argus – a thirtysomething wizard with grizzly tales enough to pen a few epics – and an undying desire to hang up his cloak, once and for all. His shot at a comfortable life is promptly punctured however, by a new band of young “heroes” who insist on saving the world by purloining a powerful (and incredibly dangerous) artefact.
Overlooking a vast, Arthurian fantasyland, Zenith sees players traversing “highly-detailed dungeons” and real-time encounters, fighting hulking bosses, battling fiendish critters – and occasionally defeating heroes that’re doing more harm than good.
Boasting over 100 usable items, players will take charge of six main elements – managing Argus’ Boots, Belt, Tunic, Bracers, Ring, and Pendant in his final world-saving adventure. There’s also plenty of special abilities to unlock, allowing you to soup-up your base moves to show the kids what a real hero can do.
Should you ever tire of your main quest, however, you can always venture off-road, as Zenith composes over 25 hours of exploring atop its main questline.
“We’re elated to be able to release Zenith on Steam and both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.” said Marc Lopez, co-founder at Infinigon. “There’s nothing quite like it out there, and we’re fortunate to have a publishing partner in BadLand Games so that we can bring it to as many players as possible. We can’t wait to read the reviews and receive feedback from console and PC players alike!”
Zenith is out now for PC and PlayStation 4. A boxed version for both systems will become available on September 23, while a digital Xbox One version launches on September 30.