Realm of Ink aims to follow in Hades' footsteps and bring some fast-paced Roguelite action your way. A demo is available now on Steam, but an updated version will be available from February 5th. The game has some beautiful art inspired by Chinese-style paintings, and it's great to see more games like this popping up.

Check out the new demo's trailer below:

Looking pretty neat, right? In Realm of Ink, you play the Swordswoman Red, who has just discovered that she is merely a fictional character in a collection of short stories. Join her as she tries to uncover the secrets of the Book Spirit and attempts to defy her fate.

Intrigued? Let's go over the new features that this updated demo of Realm of Ink will bring on February 5th:

  • 2 Difficulty choices. Developers heard your feedback about the game being a little on the easy side before, so there are now 2 difficulty levels for you to choose from.
  • Meta Progression. While the previous demo focused on your build. This demo introduces meta progression, allowing you more variety and strategy. This should help replayability.
  • Higher-Tier Ink Gems. Ink Gems allow players to enhance their damage-dealing abilities. Whereas before the demo only contained up to Tier 2 Ink Gems, this demo will have up to Tier 3 Ink Gems.
  • Higher-Tier Pets. Pets were present in the previous demo, however, this demo allows pets to use their advanced form, and unleash devastating ultimate attacks on your enemies.
  • New Maps! For this updated demo, portions of the map from Act 2 will be playable, there will also be an endless monster spawning mode in Act 2.

So there you have it! It seems like the Realm of Ink developers are listening to player feedback and trying to adjust their game accordingly to make it the best that it can be.

Realm of Ink doesn't have a release date yet, but the updated demo will be available on Steam from February 5th. It has full controller support and modest system requirements, so it should run on the Steam Deck without much of an issue.

Does this artistic action roguelite catch your eye? Let us know in the comments below!

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Oliver Stogden
Oliver began playing video games at an early age, starting with the SNES console and Commodore Amiga computer. Nowadays, his interest is in the future of portable technology, such as handheld gaming systems, portable power stations/banks, and portable monitors. And seeing just how far we can push these devices.
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