Ironcast Gets a March 1 PS4 Release Date

January 21, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

First announced for consoles last year, Ironcast is releasing on March 1 in North America and March 2 in Europe for PlayStation 4, with an Xbox One release happening on March 4.

From developer Dreadbit and publisher Ripstone, Ironcast is a match-3 roguelite Steampunk mech combat game described as “Puzzle Quest meets FTL.” Set in an alternate Victorian history, where men and women commanded giant mechanized war machines, you must face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880’s Victorian England.

Featuring permanent death, here’s what you need to know about Ironcast, as listed on Steam:

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. You must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy your opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

Features

  • Turn based strategy combat set against a rich and interesting alternate 1880’s history.
  • Roguelite campaign mode where death is permanent but with persistent rewards from one game session to the next. Drive back the invading forces and press forth for victory!
  • Hand painted art style.
  • Inspired by the steampunk genre and Victorian science fiction.
  • Loot new technology and upgrade abilities from the wrecks of fallen enemies.
  • Customise your Ironcast with a range of unique weapons and defensive systems. Over 50 different unlockable items will ensure an almost limitless number of combinations.
  • Passive Augmentations allow players to modify their Ironcast’s weapons and abilities.

Since a console release trailer won’t be available for a few more weeks, we’ve included the PC launch trailer above.