Shadows: Awakening – Realm-switching Soul-stealing RPG Launches [PRESS RELEASE]

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[PRESS RELEASE] Ridgewood, New Jersey (August 31, 2018) The wait is finally over – it’s time to begin the journey in the dark world of the Heretic Kingdoms as Kalypso Media announce the release of the new action RPG, Shadows: Awakening, globally on PC via Steam. The game will be available on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One at retail and digitally on September 4th. Shadows: Awakening takes you on an epic adventure as you journey between two realms as the Devourer, an ancient demon summoned from the Shadow Realm, and his puppets – the consumed souls of deceased heroes from the mortal world. Together, unlock the secrets of the Heretic Kingdoms in a gripping storyline set in a world full of myths, destinies and legendary creatures.

In Shadows: Awakening, choose your party of heroes to defeat enemies, tactically switching between realms to unlock secrets, solve quests and combine spectacular abilities in combat. Take a look at the brand-new action-packed gameplay trailer to see what awaits you on your quest.

About Shadows: Awakening

Shadows: Awakening is the new adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga. After the members of the secret council known as the Penta Nera are assassinated, their souls are consumed by the Devourers – evil demons which possess the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of the souls they acquire and materialize them as their puppets. Re-emerging into the mortal realm once again, the demonic Penta Nera continue their quest for power and immortality, but at what cost?

Shadows: Awakening is a unique, isometric single-player RPG with real-time tactical combat. Take control of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – the Devourer – to consume the souls of long-dead heroes and embark on an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. Do you have the focus and wits to master the world of the Heretic Kingdoms? Gather your party, control powerful heroes and use their skills to your advantage. But who is in charge… the demon, or the souls that it has devoured? It’s up to you to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster…

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  • A Tale of Two Worlds – In a parallel universe inhabited by demons and monsters; seamlessly switch between the Shadow Realm and the mortal plane and witness a gripping storyline in a world full of myths, destinies and legendary creatures.
  • Unique Party System – multiple characters in one demon, each retaining their own personalities with internal dialogues, rivalries and communication between the characters.
  • Wide variety of Skills and Characters – Choose from 3 heroes, each with their own personal storylines, quests and dialogues. Consume the souls of 14 playable characters, each with their own unique skillsets, like Kalig the Bandit King and Evia, Daughter of Fire.
  • Tactical Real-Time Combat – Combine the skills of your various characters to maximize the effects of your devastating skills and spells.
  • Extensive Gameplay – 20+ hours for a single playthrough, but with substantial options for replayability which accumulate to 60+ hours for the full experience.
  • Challenging Puzzles – Complex puzzles are scattered throughout the game and will take you through a vibrant set of locations, from rustic towns to the deepest and darkest of dungeons.
  • Crafting and Looting System – Expanded crafting and looting system will let you use rewards to configure the ultimate adventurer.
  • Fully Voiced – All dialogue is fully narrated, with Tom Baker lending his talents.


Shadows: Awakening is available globally on PC via Steam and on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on September 4th, both boxed retail and digital.

You can read our Shadows: Awakening review on

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