Dauntless Aims To Be The Next Evolution of Online Co-Op Action RPGs


Among heavyweights like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Prey, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Death Stranding and others, an interesting indie game was also announced at The Game Awards 2016.

It's Dauntless, an online co-op action role-playing game (RPG) set in an untamed science-fantasy world called the Shattered Isles. The game is being created by Canadian studio Phoenix Labs, a team of industry veterans from the likes of Bioware, Riot Games and other acclaimed studios with Jesse Houston, Sean Bender and Robin Mayne as the company's co-founders.

Jesse Houston, co-founder and President at Phoenix Labs, said:

Phoenix Labs is made up of the most talented and passionate game developers in the world. We make games because we love to play them, and we want to share these experiences with gamers everywhere. We’ve taken inspiration from games like Dark Souls, Monster Hunter, and World of Warcraft to create a new, gripping gaming experience.

The press release also contains some preliminary gameplay info.

Ferocious beasts known as Behemoths now threaten our very survival. After a cataclysmic event shatters the world, mankind survives across a vast array of unexplored and majestic floating islands. Players take on the role of a Slayer -- elite warriors who risk life and limb to ensure our survival. Behemoths consume what’s left of the land, and only the Slayers stand between them and mankind’s extinction.

Defy Extinction - Hone your skills and overcome ferocious Behemoths alone or with a group of up to four Slayers in gripping and fast paced battles for survival.

Master the Hunt - Each Behemoth is unique and presents its own set of challenges. It’ll take the right combination of skill, gear, and tactics to survive in the Shattered Isles.

Craft Your Legacy - Collect rewards from the hunt to forge and upgrade a massive arsenal of weapons and armor in a deep and robust crafting system.

Reclaim Our Shattered World - Explore a vast, ever-changing frontier, brimming with verdant flora and unique wildlife where uncharted adventure await.

An Ever-changing World - Embark on new adventures with regular updates for years to come - all free-to-play

Dauntless will be available for PC as a free-to-play downloadable game at some point next year. In the meantime, you can find more info and sign up for the beta on the official website.