Rack N Ruin Out Tomorrow on PS4

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Rack N Ruin Out Tomorrow on PS4

Hello everyone! We’re excited to let everyone know that our game Rack N Ruin will be launching tomorrow, March 31st on PS4. Whoo-hoo!

For starters, let me tell you a little bit about the kind of game Rack N Ruin is. It’s a top down action adventure game, but it’s a bit different than your typical hack ‘n’ slash fare. You play as a diminutive demon wizard named Rack who leaves an endless path of destruction in his wake.

Rack doesn’t dirty his hands or frail arms wielding crude metal sticks, but instead molds chaotic and elemental magic into fearsome weapons. Throw in some bullet hell patterns, item combinations, upgrades, and all the other trappings and you’ve got Rack N Ruin.

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Basic magic attacks aren’t the only things Rack has at his disposable. You will find a variety of items you can use. These items will react differently to the types of damage and weapons you use on them. For example, the Robot Parts item can spray a wave a bullets in all directions when hit with fire, or explode in a gaseous cloud of death when hit with shadow magic.

Another item called the Prismatic Totem will place a turret within the world that takes on the properties of your particular magic spell. These items can be chained together to create an assortment of combos that can turn a basic attack into a screen clearing cacophony of destruction. With a little clever thinking, the player can transform any encounter into an experimental playground of death.

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Given that Rack has an endless arsenal that can reign death from any place and time, the creatures he sets out to slaughter aren’t benign little critters. Rather, they are ruthless and cunning. An angry knight will chase Rack around turns and to all corners of the map just to have the pleasure of beating him over the head with a sword. The demonic enemies are even more relentless — they will teleport all over the place, releasing a mixture of bullet patterns for Rack to swallow. These mechanics acting in unison serve to create an action adventure with both depth and fast paced action.

So if exploring a complex and intricately handcrafted world while unleashing destructive magic upon everything in your path sounds up your alley, we think you’ll love Rack N Ruin.

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  • This game is awesome! Check this one out people. I’m also going to be streaming it in a few minutes if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.twitch.tv/psn_mercenary09

  • Love the art style and gameplay sounds interesting. I wish PSN had like a Wishlist feature. I’m neck deep in Bloodborne and will be picking up Toukiden Kiwami this week but hopefully I can remember to come back to Rack & Ruin after I free up some time.

  • OMG so great, this game look amazing, prize for this ?

  • Totally recommend to buy this.
    Amazing gameplay and also addictive
    Had the chance to try it and stream it during the weekend and people loved it!
    Thanks for the hard Tyler and the team :)
    Have a great launch!

  • The Writing in this game is awesome. One of the funniest games i’ve played recently.

  • Now this looks like its right up my alley. Two games to look forward to tomorrow…!!!!

  • I thought this was like a prequel to Army Corps of Hell

  • I’m interested–what is the price?

  • This game looks pretty cool.

  • How long will this game be and does it have good replay value?

    • A playthrough on Normal is about 10 hours long from current player estimates. Hardmode will take a bit longer. There is also a good bit of extras to find across the world if you’re the completionist type (Souls of the Innocent, All the Key doors, All the Spell Books), finding everything would take a good bit longer as well. There isn’t a NG+, instead we opted for a selectable difficulty from the start of the game.

  • Game looks nice but this camera is terrible,I’m interested in playing it but the camera kills the vibe.
    Any word on a demo?

  • This looks crazy. I’m definitely going to have to check it out provided there is a demo.

  • As I was given the opportunity as a PSMVP to preview this game early, the best summary I can honestly give to people who are on the fence: It reminds me a LOT of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past…. only you’re evil. This is NOT a bad thing by any means of the word, and certainly, I see this game taking a LOT of my time in the future. In fact, I’ve already told many of my friends to give it a whirl on release!

    (My twitch archive (twitch name is same as PSN name) presently has an hour and some change’s worth of blind gameplay if anyone wants to see how the game starts!)

  • @ Tyler Hunter. Thanks for the info. 10 hours sounds great for the price. Can’t wait to play it tomorrow. :)

  • Looks good!!

  • This looks pretty cool, atm most of my purchases are motivated by couch coop though, any plans to add it? I understand time/money, I’m just asking if mine and other people’s purchases might be fueling a game with thoughts about expanding in that direction.

    Cheers though, knowing me I’ll be taking a closer look at it upon release :)

  • About the trophies, does the game have a platinum trophy?
    If so, instant buy for me.

  • I want this, but the PS store still hasn’t updated…..

  • What happened? The store has been updated and I don’t see it. :(

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