The ‘souls-very-like’ Thymesia releases a demo on Steam

thymesia was revealed last year as a competent-looking but not especially imaginative soulslike — a “souls-very-like,” as Rich put it at the time. It was released on December 31, 2021, a date often used as a placeholder until developers can set an actual release date, and sure enough OverBorder Studio and publisher Team 17 announced today that the game will indeed be released. In August. 9.

Courtesy of IGN, we also have a new trailer showing Thymesia in action, and while I’m not an expert on the genre, I have to agree with Rich’s assessment that he actually looks a lot like his stylistic ancestors. The Steam page works hard to tear it apart, with a tale of shifting into a “raven form” during battle and wielding “plague weapons” in combat as you struggle to regain lost memories in the wake of some sort of alchemical catastrophe.

In practical terms though, it looks like you’ll block, dodge, roll and drop the hammer on a bunch of warped weirdos that infest a dark fantasy world. Familiar things, definitely.

The good news for anyone wanting to take a closer look is that a Thymesia demo is also available. It’s a not-too-large 6GB download (by today’s standards) and promises access to “a small part” of the game. Unfortunately, for some reason, it’s only available for a week – trying to stimulate a sense of urgency, perhaps – so you only have until May 9 to try it out.

If you find any bugs in the demo, you can report them here. Steam forum threadand while you wait for the setup, you can get a closer look at Thymesia’s combat and talent tree in the April video below.

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