NACON and Appeal Studios are delighted to share new details about the four heroes in the co-op action-adventure game Gangs of Sherwood in a new video series narrated by Andrea Di Stefano, Game Director at Appeal Studios. Gangs of Sherwood will be available on 19 October on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store).
In Gangs of Sherwood, you’ll be able to choose between 4 characters, Robin, Marian, Little John and Tuck, each with a completely unique and customizable gameplay style, to fight against the evil armies of the Sheriff.
Get to know the characteristics and unique features of our heroes:
Robin of Locksley is the leader of the Resistance and an archer who never misses his target. He has a wide range of skills and combos that can fell the strongest enemies once he reaches his maximum potential, and all from a distance!
With his special shots, Robin can hit several enemies at the same time, drill through shields and launch enemies in the air to open up combo opportunities for his allies!
Marian is the notorious daughter of the Sheriff of Nottingham and her lethal elegance hides many deadly abilities. She is an assassin who can fight equally well from a range, as well as up close with her retractable chain-sword.
Whether you use her sword to cut down large groups of enemies, or target more distant ones with her daggers, Marian is extremely versatile and can deal damage effectively all over the combat arena.
Friar Tuck is a healer monk and plays a key role in the Resistance. You would never see him without his mace and his barrel of mead. Tuck is a melee specialist and an excellent defensive tank for your team. Swing his mace to deal huge damage over an area and deploy his giant shield to protect your allies from the most challenging enemies.
Friar Tuck’s gameplay is all about charging his attacks to increase their damage and grant them devastating properties, such as generating shockwaves or deadly fire pillars. His censer can also heal all nearby allies.
As a former leader in the Sheriff’s army, Little John is the most experienced member of the Gang. His bravery and might are unmatched. He is a ferocious brawler who can dish out rapid devastating punches.
His devastating fist of steel deals massive damage in close combat and builds up heat, which he can then release with a powerful Overheat attack. He inflicts heavy damage on his opponents by grabbing them or by emitting powerful laser beams that cross the battlefield.
Each character has a wide range of special abilities. They can be customized using various fragments that can be found during the adventure. These fragments alter the characters’ attacks to suit the player’s preferred fighting style. When our heroes are confronted by boss enemies, they can call on their unique skills, called Rebel Abilities, or temporarily upgrade their skills with the special Rebel Instinct mode.
Gangs of Sherwood is a story-driven co-operative action-adventure game for 1 to 4 players with fast-paced gameplay and high replay value in a reimagined world based on the legend of Robin Hood. Exploiting the powers of the Philosopher’s Stone, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s armies have built up untold power and are oppressing the people of England more than ever. In a unique science-fantasy version of the Robin Hood legend, the game features explosive combat, spectacular combos, and co-op gameplay for fans of epic battles and challenges in stunning environments.