Steelrising’s assist mode is a unique take on the Soulslike genre


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Steelrise is a soulslike game set in Paris, 1789, during an alternate version of the French Revolution. Storytelling is an important Spider expertise, and you’ll need to solve various plots, defeat incredible enemies, and explore a twisted version of Paris to return power to the people and bring the revolution to one of multiple possible endings.

The soulslike genre is still inherently very demanding, and all of its inspired mechanics can be tricky to get into, so we’re offering an assist mode.

In Steelriseseveral very common settings in soulslike games can be adjusted:

  • The amount of damage received by Aegis (your playable character)
  • The rate at which stamina regenerates
  • If XP (Anima Essence) is lost or retained on death
  • How easy it is to achieve perfect cooldowns

This topic was brought up at the start of development following messages from fans who found the Story mode of our previous game still too difficult. The team was also able to follow accessibility training in order to better find the most suitable solution for Steelrise. In the end, we decided not to have a difficulty mode per se, but to allow players to set individual settings themselves to customize their experience with the combat system.

The pacing of the game remains unchanged, and attack timing and enemy aggression also remain as they are in the base game.

Assist mode can be activated at the start of the game and can also be activated or deactivated at any time from the options menu. So, feel free to use it only for a specific boss or mob you have a problem with. Be careful though if you intend to unlock all of the achievements, as some difficulty-related achievements will not be available if assist mode has been activated at least once during a game.

Of course, it is also possible to reassign the majority of the buttons on the controller.

We hope that those intimidated by soulslikes will be tempted by a first foray into this genre to discover the world of Steelrisein what remains a Spiders RPG through and through. Steelrise is available today on the Xbox Store for Xbox Series X|S. Long live the revolution !

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Steelrising – Standard Edition




Xbox Series X|S version of NOT playable on Xbox One. The city burns and bleeds under the madness of King Louis XVI and his violent legions of automatons. Aegis, a mechanical masterpiece created by engineer Vaucanson to be the Queen’s bodyguard, must save the French Revolution in this challenging action-RPG. DIFFICULT FIGHTS BETWEEN AUTOMATONS Faced with the king’s mechanical soldiers, deadly precision will be required. Chain dodges, parries, jumps and devastating attacks to make your way through Paris. Each fight will test your nerves and require excellent discipline, while huge relentless machine bosses require patience and skill. AEGIS: A CHARACTER WITH EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS Define your own style and improve your abilities as you progress through the game. You can play as a ruthless warrior, a hard-hitting bodyguard, a deadly dancer or an elemental arts virtuoso. Take advantage of a wide variety of weapons and skills to approach each fight in your own way. REVOLUTIONARY PARIS IS YOUR PLAYGROUND Using cars, grappling hooks, secret passages, a detailed map and other methods and tools you’ll find along the way, explore a city that’s living its darkest days. dark. Your grappling hook adds a new dimension to the exploration and verticality of Paris. Combined with your dash ability, it will give you access to all of the city’s secrets through multiple levels that you can explore over and over again. CHANGING THE COURSE OF HISTORY You are one of the main characters in an alternate history where Paris is suffocated by a tyrant king. Allies and enemies with obscure motives will cross your path, such as Marie-Antoinette, Lafayette and Robespierre. It’s up to you to fight your way through all the plots and put an end to one man’s madness for the French Revolution to succeed.

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Steelrising is now available for digital pre-order and pre-download on Xbox Series X|S

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