Earthlock: Festival of Magic will be launching onto Xbox One (as well as PlayStation 4 and PC) on September 1, 2016. It will also be the first part of Xbox’s Games with Gold for September, with the remaining titles being announced next week.
Earthlock has been in development since 2011, with a successful Kickstarter campaign wrapping up in early 2014. Now it will be launching with the extra reach afforded by being free for anyone with an Xbox Live Gold account.
This westernized turn-based RPG, which in subtle ways reveals its Scandinavian origin, starts as a simple quest, but develops into an involved journey. Play as Amon and join several unlikely heroes to save Umbra, a beautiful but harsh world that mysteriously stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. Mix up your strategy to beat your enemies by crafting ammo and materials, harvesting elemental plants, and customizing your characters’ talent tree.