Ska Studios have confirmed that their 2D action RPG Salt And Sanctuary will arrive on the Playstation 4 on March 15th 2016 – that’s next week folks! You can check out the game in the trailer below:

Salt and Sanctuary casts you as a sailor shipwrecked on a strange, purgatorial island, insulated somehow against a backdrop of centuries-old worldwide perpetual war. What hope remains is isolated in Sanctuaries: protected dwellings where travelers band together under common creeds to take shelter from the hostile world outside.

Like in The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, the emphasis in Salt and Sanctuary is stylistic sidescrolling combat: weapons have movesets, air attacks have hang time, and rolling is king. There’s a huge amount of depth to the combat in Salt, however. Weapons can be one-handed and paired with shields or offhand crossbows for versatility, or wielded two-handed for added power — and every configuration has its own unique moveset. There are staffs for magic, bows for ranged combat, and belt-slotted consumables like throwing daggers and weapon-buffing Pitchfire. Of course, loadout weight affects your movement, rolling speed and stamina regen, so a good balance of defense and agility is key. Basically, it combines two things we love: fast, precise 2D combat and super strategic RPG depth. Also, there are curb stomps.”

I’ve been looking forward to Salt And Sanctuary for a long time. Seriously, Ska Studios have made some pretty sweet games in the past (I especially loved The Dishwasher) so I’m expecting big things here. I have faith that they’re going to deliver though – I mean seriously, just check out the trailer!

Salt And Sanctuary launches on March 15th 2016 for Playstation 4. It’ll be coming to PCs and the Playstation Vita at a later date.