Developer Grimorio of Games has announced a remake of Sword of the Necromancer called Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection for PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. While news of a remake is hardly unusual in 2024, what sets this apart is the fact that Sword of the Necromancer was released just three years ago, in January 2021.
Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection is a 3D remake using the engine for upcoming action-RPG Sword of the Necromancer: Revenant. Resurrection is set to launch sometime in 2024, but before Revenant does. Those who complete Resurrection will also be able to unlock special bonuses in Revenant, such as being able to summon Resurrection’s bosses to help out.
The 3D remake will retain its original roguelike and dungeon-crawling structure but also has new features such as improved combos and an AI companion system. Since the original takes place in one dungeon and its mechanics will match those of Revenant’s, Resurrection will compensate that by having a larger dungeon than the ones in Revenant. The dungeon will be separated by several “zones” with bosses at the end to match the “floors” in the original.
Resurrection will have local co-op play too, and contain new story sequences as well as both English and Japanese voiceovers.
The game follows Tama, a former rogue whose task was to escort the priestess Koko through a continental pilgrimage. However, Koko dies, and Tama carries her to the Necromancer’s crypt, where a power to resurrect the dead supposedly lies deep in there. Tama ventures into the crypt in order to obtain the power and bring her back to life.