Hunted: The Demon's Forge Crucible Trailer

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Bethesda has released a preview trailer for their level creator in upcoming RPG Hunted: The Demon's Forge. All of the gold that players collect in the main campaign of the game can be used to unlock different features when creating your very own dungeon crawl. I'll leave Bethesda to explain the feature in more detail:

For those of you who are unable to view the trailer, here is a transcript of the commentary:

Crucible allows players to make their own dungeon crawl by linking arenas, and customising the enemies and player skills any way they want. It's all about gladiator style combat; you and a partner against everything that comes at you. Crucible can be played with the buddy AI by a single player, or you can grab a friend and play either online or split-screen.

There are plenty of options in Crucible, but let's start off with the basics. Want to play with that level four weapon set, or maybe you want to fight that Minotaur in chapter three? Make sure you explore everywhere in the main campaign, because the more gold you collect, the more robust dungeon crawl you can make. First off, see how much gold you've collected; gold discovered in the campaign gives you access to different tiers of options in Crucible.

If you want to dive right into Crucible without spending too much time in customisation, there's a randomise button that makes it easy to jump into a match. Simply select if you want a quick, medium or lengthy dungeon crawl and you're ready to go. Quick maps are a great way to get a feel for how Crucible works. Once you're ready to make some tweaks to your map, Crucible allows players to modify their experience in a number of ways.

Maybe you want your dungeon crawl to be a little longer; you can add arenas to extend the experience in any direction. You can select the look of each arena or quickly randomise its appearance. Then, using the editor, you can modify the action in each arena by adjusting which enemies you'll face. Each arena has nine spawns of enemies, but each spawn can have up to 100 waves allowing you to make the Crucible devastatingly difficult.

Each arena in a map can also be modified by bestowing endowments or punishments to the player. Want to add a little excitement to the action? Try giving your arena a time limit that can only be extended by killing enemies, or limit the weapons players can use and make the experience more challenging. If you're playing with a newbie who needs a little extra help, try modifying the experience with unlimited arrows or mana restore to give players a little extra boost. You can even fiddle with gravity, remove the HUD, or adjust damage modifiers.

Lastly, don't forget to check what you've unlocked often. Gaining gold through the campaign will unlock weapon and spell sets located in the editor that you can access at any time in Crucible. Once you're done customising your maps, they can be saved and accessed at any time to be played in single player mode or with a friend. If you're really proud of your creation, you can post it online for others to play.

When you've finished your dungeon crawl, check out your stats. Who's better at headshots? What about executions? You determine it all in Crucible, part of Hunted: The Demon's Forge.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge is due to be released on May 31st in North America, June 2nd in Australia, and June 3rd in Europe.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.