It’s less than a month away, but OverBorder has announced that Thymesia will have a slight change to the release date.
Souslike titles have become an explosive trend ever since Souls games from FromSoftware are well known in the gaming industry. Studios have continued to reinvent unique game versions of the Souls formula, and OverBorder’s upcoming title Thymesia has shown a lot of promise with its plague-inspired take on it. Ahead of next month’s launch, the developers have announced a slight change in Thymesia’s release date.
Thymesia is an upcoming title from OverBorder and indie game studio Team17. The game puts the player in the role of “Corvus”, set in a kingdom where death is rampant due to epidemics and monsters. Players are tasked with finding the heart of the matter, defeating enemies with a blend of fast-paced combat mechanics and a unique plague weapon system in a setting reminiscent of Bloodborne and Dark Souls. Thymesia was originally set to release on August 9, but that has now changed.
The change to the release date came from the game’s Steam page and has now been shared to the official Twitter account. OverBorder shared a quick update with fans, stating that the decision to delay the title came from community feedback the team received during a Steam demo of the game that kicked off in May. Appreciating the fan feedback and being “100% committed to giving Thymesia the best experience possible”, the team has made the decision to delay the release date by just a few days. Thymesia will now launch on August 18.
A lot of criticism from gamers appeared during the testing of the game on Steam, and those criticisms mainly focused on the game’s combat mechanics. Those factors can be considered very important for a soulslike game, so some fans have criticized the issues of lag time in combat, frames helping champions when dodging or deflecting. attacks, and the game’s feather mechanics expand the ability to “interrupt critical attacks”. The team has reviewed the feedback and is working to implement changes in all areas mentioned since the end of the demo game’s testing.
Delays are a common trend in the industry and this is not the first delay that Thymesia has encountered as it was originally scheduled to release back in December 2021. OverBorder delayed the game to makes PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions because the game was originally announced as a PC-specific title only. Despite the latest delay, it’s impressive and fortunate that the game’s release date is only a few days back.
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