You know how in every RPG ever there’s this one shop run by a faceless merchant that sells tons of exotic weapons and items? Did you ever wonder how this non-adventurer shopkeep manage to get all of these weird and powerful items? Then you should play Moonlighter.
Moonlighter is an upcoming indie game from the fledgling studio Digital Sun.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $134,276, the game will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One later this month.
The game offers a peek into the life of Will, a shopkeeper who secretly dreams of becoming an adventuring hero one day. But Will isn’t content with just dreaming.
During the day, Will runs the family store, selling equipment to would-be heroes. At night, Will ventures into procedurally-generated dungeons to fight monsters and collect treasures.
Moonlighter is split into two different but complimenting parts. You run your shop and sell items to gain more gold. You use that gold to upgrade your weapons, craft items, and unlock additional dungeons. You then go out and conquer dungeons to find even more loot to sell or use yourself.
That is basically the life of an RPG shopkeeper.
Moonlighter draws inspiration from classic Zelda games (because what indie RPG doesn’t), but also incorporates a lot of rouge-like elements. If you die while in a dungeon, you immediately lose all your items and have to try again. If you make it all the way to the end, you get to face off against various bosses.
Which boss you’ll face is also decided randomly, so you’ll have to keep on your toes if you want to survive.
Moonlighter is coming out on May 29, for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One.
In case you’re still debating which version you should get, watch the game’s official platforms comparison trailer. It shows how the game performs on different platforms (duh).Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.