Thirsty Suitors kicked off the Annapurna Showcase with a brand new gameplay explainer breaking down its uniquely introduced battle system and a stunning exploration phase.
The sport, which premiered throughout final yr’s Recreation Awards, facilities on Jala, a younger lady who should reconcile together with her exes and associates whereas coping with ( or, extra particularly, disappointing ) her demanding dad and mom earlier than her sister’s wedding ceremony. The sport revolves round a turn-based battle system the place Jala faces a former lover, which reimagines their makes an attempt to search out widespread floor as an RPG battle.
The trailer confirmed off strikes comparable to Thirsty Taunts to control an ex’s feelings. Your previous flames can manifest their inflated egos into alternate realities, the place they reign supreme because the exaggerated variations of their self-perceptions. Fortunately, you knock them down a peg by enlisting the assistance of members of the family as in the event that they had been Last Fantasy summons, comparable to a large model of Jala’s mom doling out vital harm. Battles conclude not with a knockout however with Jala and her adversary understanding their points.
Thirst Suitors options quite a lot of gameplay mechanics outdoors of battles, particularly skateboarding. Sure segments permit Jala to skate and grind rails, construct combos, and execute stunts to construct up a rating. It is a stunning addition that harkens to Tony Hawk or Jet Set Radio, and the sport additionally options different distinctive gameplay shifts.
A Steam demo goes reside later in the present day should you’re nonetheless on the fence about Thirsty Suitors. The sport has solely been confirmed for PC to this point and has no launch window.