Bulwark of the Abyss is a new offering from developer When's Lunch? Games and is touted as a spiritual successor to the studio’s previous title Gwarmbee. The game is expected to launch for PC and iOS later this year, though no specific date has been confirmed just yet. Check out its trailer below:

At its core, Bulwark of the Abyss is a twin-stick dungeon crawler in which you'll try your best to fend off hordes of monstrous creatures hailing from the abyss itself. Thankfully, you’ll have the Bulwark at your side to assist you in this quest. This magical shield is capable of deflecting projectiles back at the enemy to cause massive damage to them.

Aside from that, you can of course just use the Bulwark to slap the monsters in the face. That said, even a magical shield won’t be able to fully protect you from attacks coming from all directions, so sometimes you’ll have to resort to rolling to dodge incoming blows and get out of sticky situations.

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A twin-stick dungeon crawler experience

As you battle through the multitude of dungeons that the game has to offer, you’ll obtain addition gear and items that will no doubt prove useful in the long run. These dungeons are also the home of challenging bosses that will put your skills and endurance to the test.

The items include runestones, which are basically the game’s upgrade system. There are several elemental varieties to them and they can be combined in multiple ways to grant you different stat boosts and buffs. For instance, putting an ice rune on your shield will give it the ability to slow enemies, making it easier for you to escape when surrounded. The runes are lost upon death, though, so do be careful.

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Many dungeons and challenging bosses to take on

Bulwark of the Abyss is set to launch for Steam, Mac, and iOS sometime in 2020. Moreover, the developer has said that it’s interested in porting the game to different platforms later on, so Android users might be able to enjoy it at some point as well. Stay tuned for more updates.