Ironcast Announced For Xbox One

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
Everyone's favorite historical era that never actually happened is back in a new indie puzzler named Ironcast. In it, fancily-clad players control one of several steampunk-inspired machines and do battle with mysterious Wellsian machines. The game will be the debut from Dreadbit, but the lead designer and founder of the studio also served as Senior Designer on Tearaway and LittleBIGPlanet for PlayStation. The objective of the stylish combat puzzler is to collect nodes in a Bejeweled-like manner which can in turn be used on attacks.

Your character and titular mech are both independently selectable and customizable including offensive and defensive weaponry and levelling up mechanics . The game offers 75 different missions in a procedurally-generated story mode where you have to repel enemies for nine days (nine missions) culminating in a boss battle, so playthroughs will vary from player to player and upon replays. If you don't gear up properly over those nine days, your chances of survival are slim when the final boss comes to London, the game's setting.

A few screenshots as well as a gameplay unveiling video were released alongside the news.

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No release window has yet been revealed but we'll keep a monocle'd-eye out for more information as it becomes available.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.