Hunted: The Demon's Forge is looking to extend its longevity. A new dungeon creator mode has been revealed, simply titled "Crucible." Gold earned during the campaign can be used to buy new items for the dungeon tool. Potential dungeon engineers will be given a grid and multiple options to craft a challenging level for their friends. You can even upload your Crucible to share with others online. It's like being a Dungeon Master, only without stupid rule books or that silly screen! We have a very informative video after the break that explains just how the Crucible tool will work.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge's co-op aspects have intrigued us from the start. Developers have repeatedly stated it was designed with co-op in mind. Game Informer recently sat down with David Clayman, Hunted's associate brand manager. He had some interesting things to say about co-op:
The important part about Hunted is that it was conceived as co-op from the very beginning, so it isn’t co-op in that you are only playing with someone to defeat a difficult enemy. Every part of the game was created with co-op in mind. Caddoc and E'lara both have their strengths and they play to each other. And there is the co-op at a distance where you can throw revival vials, and the magic system can get very intense. It isn’t just an offensive weapon. You can choose to buff your partner and use mana to help your partner out.
All of the skills were designed with co-op in mind. Caddoc has this one skill where he will lift enemies up on the air and he will drop them, and it will do damage. But what he is really doing is lifting them up as targets for E’lara. E’lara has a freeze arrow she can advance, and it’s great because you can shoot the freeze arrow and it will do damage. But what she is really doing is giving Caddoc a chance to close the gap and charge enemies, because he is better at dashing in at close range. There isn’t anything you can’t do alone, but if you want to be very successful, you need to work with your partner.
We've been excited about Hunted: The Demon's Forge for a while now, and all of this talk of co-op just makes the wait all the more unbearable. If you want even more information on Hunted, be sure to check out our own Co-Optimus interview and hands-on co-op preview.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge will be out May 31 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It supports 2 player online and local co-op.