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Primateria Out Today on Steam

Video game publisher Surefire.Games and independent development studio Yfrit Games release Primateria, a roguelike deck builder TCG, on Steam today.

In Primateria, experimentation is a must, so rewards are mandatory, but at the same time, it’s very easy to get rid of cards on your deck. The game incentivizes creativity, as cards are taken in and out of the deck as the run progresses.

In Primateria, you navigate a map like any roguelike, facing card battles as you progress your run. The battle system is a TCG, but with a few twists. There’s no traditional mana, no sacrifices, no summoning sickness.

You can play as many cards as you want, all balanced and designed around a fusion mechanic. Enemies you face are randomly selected cards, while the player draws from a deck and tries to defeat them. Boss battles are symmetric, with both the player and the boss having their own decks.

There’s no traditional HP in Primateria. Instead, the player has a damage pile, and it carries from battle to battle. When player cards are defeated, they’re sent to the Damage Pile, and stay there until the player heals. This adds a lot of strategy to the game, like effects that add or remove cards from the damage pile effectively increasing or decreasing the player’s HP.

The world of Primateria is dark and twisted, but with a fun and colorful art style. The characters are all unique, with mysterious personalities. The music, unlike most card games, is energetic and fun, inspired by JRPGs and Sonic games.

Primateria redefines deck-building with its innovative infinite fusion system. You can infinitely merge cards to create more potent tokens, breaking free from the confines of traditional turn-based mechanics. This system, while drawing inspiration from classics like Yu-Gi-Oh!, introduces a distinct and innovative twist.

The game empowers you to unleash powerful combo attacks through the unique abilities of each card, providing a thrilling and satisfying gameplay experience that captures the essence of the most dramatic moments in card battle games.

You can elevate your summoning tactics by perfectly matching levels for fusion. Every decision you make, every move you plan, becomes a crucial part of your strategic journey, demanding your tactical foresight and mastery.

Face the unique challenge where high-level cards, upon defeat, transform back into their original forms rather than being destroyed. This balanced risk-reward system keeps your strategic play dynamic and engaging, constantly calling for your tactical adaptability.

Primateria introduces a unique mana pool system tied to the fusion mechanic. This system doesn’t just govern card play but also powers up your special abilities, adding an additional layer of strategy to your gameplay.

This title introduces a dual graveyard system – the “Damage Pile” and “Discard Pile,” adding complexity to the management of defeated and discarded cards and introducing a new strategic element to the gameplay.

The game’s design incorporates frontline and backline battle dynamics, forcing you to think critically about card placement and repositioning strategies, enhancing the depth of tactical play.

Set in a beautifully crafted world, Primateria offers a narrative-rich experience. Players, as “Polupus,” embark on a journey filled with divine entities and mythical challenges, making each playthrough not just a game but a story unfolding.

With a variety of relics, consumables, and ever-changing maps, the game offers you immense replayability, ensuring that no two playthroughs are the same. To make playing cards even more exciting, new legendary cards can be summoned by fulfilling very specific conditions and challenges during a run. These incredibly powerful cards have amazing new art and represent the divine characters in the game.

Features

  • A complete story mode with 9 unique quests, a thrilling story and a bunch of characters.
  • 100+ cards, with hundreds of effects, mechanics and endless combos.
  • 43 Steam achievements for you to challenge yourselves and unlock.
  • 12 unique pre-built decks with specific archetypes for you to explore, including a Random Deck for experienced players to challenge their might.
  • 20+ special items that can be found and used in runs to enhance your chances of reaching the surface.
  • 10+ challenging nodes for exploration.
  • A new and improved Endless Mode with challenging bosses, enemy encounters, exploration and much more.
  • A gallery system that serves as a compendium for all cards, items and unlockables in the game so you can track your progress.
  • A meta-progression system that allows you to gain experience, level up, and unlock all sorts of magical items and cards.
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