PRESS RELEASE 2023-08-16


NACON and Appeal Studios area pleased to share two new videos about the co-op action-adventure game Gangs of Sherwood. Appeal Studios’ Sven Panes Robelo, Game Designer, Raphaël Villegas, Concept Artist, and Andrea Di Stefano, Game Director have revealed new information about the combat system and enemies in the game. As a reminder, Gangs of Sherwood will be available on 19 October on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store). 
A deep and dynamic combat system
Right from the concept phase, the objective for the combat system has been to give players the feeling that they are controlling legendary heroes in dynamic and intense action phases. The game has unique heroes with complementary and distinct abilities, so players can progress on their own or create impressive synergies with others. Each character represents an archetype with special abilities and attacks: as an archer, for example, Robin Hood has several types of arrows for ranged attacks, whereas Friar Tuck is a tank-type character, capable not only of charging up his attacks to inflict more damage but also of creating a shield to protect his allies. In combat, the heroes can also use their ‘Rebel Instinct’, a special mode that temporarily reinforces their abilities. Players can also equip each character with fragments that grant different types of powers, such as Regeneration and Paralysis. 
An impressive variety of enemies and bosses
In Gangs of Sherwood, players must challenge many different types of enemies: light units, ranged units, mini-bosses and, of course, the main bosses, which are easy to spot, as each has a dedicated arena. Individually, some of them are no problem for the heroes, but they may prove to be a greater challenge when present in number. Furthermore, the enemies also have different roles: some may, for example, confer bonuses on their allies if not quickly disposed of, while others may charge the player to interrupt attack combos. The different types of enemies also look different; this is particularly true for some bosses, clad in attire incorporating the features of animals, such as lions, as was common for English crests during the Middle Ages. Finally, each enemy has unique attributes that require players to adopt specific strategies if they are to emerge victorious. The Shield Puncher, for example, has a giant, indestructible shield, so players have to attack from the rear to overcome him. 

Gangs of Sherwood is a co-operative action-adventure game for 1 to 4 players with fast-paced gameplay and high replay value in a reimagined world based on the legend of Robin Hood. Exploiting the powers of the Philosopher’s Stone, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s armies have built up untold power and are oppressing the people of England more than ever. In a unique science-fantasy version of the Robin Hood legend, the game features explosive combat, spectacular combos, and co-op gameplay for fans of epic battles and challenges in stunning environments.

Gangs of Sherwood will release on 19 October on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam and Epic Games Store.
View the Gangs of Sherwood Steam page and add the game to your wishlist




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NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 16 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 30 years of expertise at the service of players. https://www.nacongaming.com/
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Appeal Studios (http://www.appeal-studios.com) is a game development studio based in Charleroi in Belgium. We bring original games to life across a wide array of gaming platforms and we strive to make our games so memorable that gamers will talk about them decades later—like our 1999 cult classic Outcast.

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