The independent studio Sloclap and the martial artists of Digital Developer brought a new gameplay video with commentary by developer of Absolver, the online RPG combat game that arrives in 2017 for PCs and consoles.

Absolver – New Gameplay Video

In the ruins of a destroyed empire, the player wakes up with a mysterious mask on his face and vague memories of an esoteric ceremony. Ridding you of hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the rulers of these lands, who put the player there to determine if he is worthy of becoming part of the select group of Absolvers.

One neat aspect of Absolver’s combat is that you can feint a move, effectively psyching out your opponent by telegraphing a fake attack. As the player walks the wastelands, he will learn new fighting styles, acquire weapons, equipment and armor, and arm a team of warriors who will fight alongside him in combat arenas.

Absolver will come to PC, PS4 and Xbox one later this year..