Palworld developer Pocketpair has dropped a brand new Steam demo for its upcoming Metroidvania, By no means Grave: The Witch and The Curse.
The upcoming recreation – which, like Pocketpair’s predecessor, is fielding accusations of alleged plagiarism given its hanging similarity to a different fan-favourite Metroidvania recreation – does not but have a launch date, however is predicted to launch within the subsequent three months, providing as much as four-player multiplayer.
In contrast to Palworld, nonetheless, Pocketpair is not listed as this recreation’s developer, solely its writer. Pocketpair was listed because the developer up till three days in the past, however after a fast verify with SteamDB, it appears this was modified on 25 January 2024.
Now, Frontside 180 – a brand new studio which appears to have little to no digital footprint – is listed because the developer.
Wayback Machine additionally confirms By no means Grave listed Pocketpair as its developer till not too long ago, too.
By no means Grave is described as “a Metroidvania x Roguelite the place you journey with the help of a cursed hat”.
“Use quite a lot of magic or possess your enemies to achieve the bottom ranges! Convey again loot, construct new amenities in your village, make a dwelling and strengthen your self for the subsequent battle!
“In contrast to most platformers, it has an enemy possession system, base constructing and multiplayer.”
Earlier this week, The Pokémon Firm issued a press release confirming it was now “investigating” whether or not Pocketpair’s astonishingly profitable Palworld has infringed its mental property rights.
Not that that has dampened enthusiasm for Palworld amongst gamers, after all. Yesterday noticed Palworld’s Steam concurrent numbers move two million for the primary time, making Palworld the second recreation ever on Steam to take action after PUBG. It additionally as soon as once more broke its personal concurrent person document in a single day, hitting a brand new excessive of two,101,867 concurrent gamers.