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3DS Dungeon Crawler “The Keep” Comes With Real-Time Combat



    The Keep is a first-person dungeon crawler for Nintendo 3DS with real-time combat. The game has you exploring caves and mines underneath the tower of an evil sorcerer named Watrys.


    The caves and dungeons you explore will be rigged with traps, secret passages and treasure consisting of both powerful weapons and supplies. As far as combat goes, The Keep will used “gesture-based” combat where you use the stylus and aim for specific body parts on different enemies to break their defences.


    You can also use the 3DS touch screen to arrange runes on a 5×4 board, then chain them together to cast Fire, Lightning or Ice magic. Runes are scarce, but there are a number of ways to combine them to achieve different spells.


    Beyond the other features they touch upon, developer Cinemax say that The Keep will challenge seasoned players and that every difficulty will include a Permadeath option.


    The Keep will be available via the Nintendo eShop this Summer in North America.


    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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