Ubisoft Invite You to Design Your Own Dungeon in The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot
Ubisoft have unveiled a handful of trailers for their upcoming clutch of digital releases, including free-to-play Diablo-alike The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.
Set in the mediaeval fantasy world of Opulencia, the focus is on building your own dungeons and filling them with the titular epic loot in an attempt to entice other players to tackle your personal gauntlet.
The trailer sets the tongue-in-cheek, self-referential tone, explaining how players will create their own labyrinthine demesnes filled with devious traps, hideous monsters and untold treasures for other players to pillage – if they’re able, of course. Whilst glorying in both poking fun at and paying homage to the many loot and level-based titles already available, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot also shares some similarities with the absentee Vita-exclusive Warrior’s Lair (formerly known as Ruin), another isometric Action-RPG featuring player-made content.
Given the colourful pair of characters featured in the trailer you can expect several playable classes to turn up in The Mighty Quest including, at the very least, a knight and an archer – although if a wizard doesn’t turn up at some point we’ll eat our pointy sequinned hat.
Obviously different classes will have varying strengths and weaknesses, but while such differentiators usually only influence your choice of class based on your preferred play-style, here they could have a much greater bearing on how you structure your fortress and which monsters or man-traps you fill it with. A nimble, long-range archer will employ different tactics to a brute-force warrior, and so protecting your epic loot with the wrong type of nasty will likely see you robbed pretty quickly. Until we see some gameplay footage or get our grubby mitts on more details we won’t know for sure, but the potential is high.
Graphically, The Mighty Quest appears to sit somewhere between Diablo and Runic Games’ Torchlight with a light dusting of Dragon’s Lair sprinkled over it, and if the humour in the trailer carries over to the full game, it could turn out to be quite the charmer.
So far it’s being tagged as a PC-exclusive, although the genre, content and style would be a perfect fit for XBLA and PSN, so fingers crossed for console gamers.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is being developed in-house by Ubisoft Montreal. No release date has yet been confirmed.