Pixel art is an acquired taste, but once you do develop a taste for it, you’re immediately drawn to anything that’s full of that pixel-perfect style. Death’s Gambit is that kind of game.

Death’s Gambit has been announced a few years ago. It’s a souls-vania action RPG, that comes to us from indie developer White Rabbit, and published by Adult Swim Games.

If you’ve been following it since then, kudos to you; but if by any chance you missed it, then here’s why it needs to be on your radar.

To start things off, let’s take a look at the newest pixel-studded Death’s Gambit trailer:

So what have we got here? Guns, dragons, weapons, monsters, demons, and everything I love about a game – and it all looks fantastic.

The latest Death’s Gambit trailer promises non-linearity, and an elaborate campaign.

We will step into the shoes of a fallen soldier who was brought back to life as an agent of Death itself. We’ll take on different missions on behalf of Death, which I assume will eventually bring us to an epic battle for our freedom.

The game draws a lot of inspiration from both Castlevania and Dark Souls, so there’s a lot to look forward to. It promises lots of in-depth character development such as classes, talents and weapon skills, and a new game plus for a better replayability value.

It also looks like Death’s Gambit will have a lot of unique boss battles, although I still need to understand how or why we are battling an interdimensional space magician and a sniper bounty hunter. I guess we’ll find out more after release.

While I never had much love for Dark Souls, I adore the Metroidvania genre, which I think will help me get absorbed in Death’s Gambit when it finally arrives. And have I mentioned already how much I love that pixel art?

Death’s Gambit will be riding into PC and PlayStation 4 on August 14, which is less than a month away.

Until then, you can enjoy the lovely pixel art in the screenshots below.

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