Castle Morihisa – Announcement

Posted on 16 Dec 2021

Smokingbear Studio and Thermite Games have announced Castle Morihisa, a rogue-like deck building game about playing one of four spies in a fantasy feudal Japan who must investigate the titular castle. A demo is available via Steam and there’s more info in the press release below.


Official Press Release

Tactical Roguelike Deckbuilder Castle Morihisa Arrives on Steam, Nintendo Switch Early 2022

BEIJING – Dec. 16, 2021 – Castle Morihisa, the tactical roguelike deckbuilder set in a dark fantasy feudal Japan from developer Smokingbear Studio and publisher Thermite Games, arrives on Windows PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch in early 2022.

Following a military decree by the shogunate, Castle Morihisa fell silent. Rumors have it the castle’s lord set his sights on usurping the throne. As unease descends on the land, metsuke Yagyū Munenori calls upon a trusted spy to investigate and report back to the shogunate.

Trek toward the ominous castle as one of four different classes: Monk, Samurai, Onmyoji, and Ninja, each with their own distinct deck of cards. Master the Monk’s Meditation and Mantra systems to stun foes and channel karma to bolster armor. Cut down enemies with the Samurai’s katana, employing Sakura and Retaliation for massive damage. Summon Shikigami spirits and leech life with the Onmyoji’s blood magic. Stalk prey as the Ninja and unleash Mantra Sign, Kunai, and Shuriken skills in devastating combos.

Build a deck from more than 300 cards and fight against enemies inspired by Japanese folklore. Spend action points to deal damage or add armor to mitigate incoming attacks. Concoct card combos to turn the tide of increasingly harrowing battles. Overcome overwhelming odds to earn talent points to unlock game-changing passive abilities and provide an array of viable builds rife for experimentation across multiple runs.

Spend hard-earned coins at the card shop to build out the perfect deck while marching ever closer to Castle Morihisa. Encounter random events, minibosses, and more on an overworld map inspired by classic Ukiyo-e art. Commune with legendary fallen warriors, harnessing their spirits for limited, multi-use powers. Strive to reach Castle Morihisa, but do not fear failure. Each new run features randomly generated encounters for a consistently unpredictable experience.

“Castle Morihisa gracefully combines the challenge of tactical deckbuilders, roguelike mechanics, and Japanese folklore into a highly replayable package,” said Zhenghang Cai, Game Producer, Smokingbear Studios. “With multiple characters, skill systems, and cards to learn and master, Castle Morhisia will challenge players on PC and Switch when it launches early next year!”

Castle Morihisa will launch on Windows PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch in early 2022 for $14.99/€12.49, with English, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)- language support. A free demo is available to download on Steam.

For more information, please visit the official Steam page, join the Discord community, and follow Thermite Games on Twitter.

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