New from SUNSOFT: Ark of Charon Coming to Steam in 2024! Early Access & Demo Versions to come!

 Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc. (CEO: Yuen-Yuen Chen) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Ark of Charon, a title jointly developed by SUNSOFT and Angoo Inc. for Steam® (with subtitles in English, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese). Co-published with SUNSOFT (Sun Electronics Co., Ltd. CEO: Ryusuke Utsumi), an early access version for the Asian region will launch on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.
 Additionally, a demo version will be available starting Thursday, May 30, 2024, in preparation for the Next Fest event on Steam®, which runs from Monday, June 10, 2024, to Monday, June 17, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PST).

Ark of Charon Steam® Store Page

Ark of Charon Official Site

Ark of Charon First Look Trailer

■About Ark of Charon

The sacred World Tree has withered, and with it, humanity.
Now that a new sapling has sprouted, you must become its caretaker and guide it so that life that once was may return. 
Ark of Charon is a new type of game that combines colony simulation and tower defense, where players embark on a journey to guide a giant, beast-like sapling of a World Tree to its nursery. Players take on the role of the tree’s caretaker, controlling familiars (golems) and turning the tree into a fortified mobile fortress as they progress on their journey.

World Tree Sapling


■Game System

First, gather resources on the ground. Collect not only materials for construction but also food to satisfy your golems’ hunger, as well as “lost technology” left behind by the past inhabitants of this world.

You can build various structures on the back of the sapling. Depending on your strategy, you can construct walls to protect its core, weapons to defeat monsters, and rooms for golems to work in.

However, if you cannot effectively manage your time, resources, the stamina of your golems, and the weight and strength of buildings, the journey to the nursery bed will be a challenging one.

Once you’re prepared, embark on your journey. The World Tree sapling will take the form of a large beast and begin moving.

During the journey, monsters attracted to the World Tree’s vitality will attack relentlessly. These monsters will destroy buildings and target the World Tree’s core. Use your golems and weapons to fend off the monsters’ attacks.

※Screenshots taken from the Japanese version and subject to change before release.


■Demo available during the Steam® Next Fest!

To coincide with the Next Fest event on Steam®, which runs from Monday, June 10, 2024, to Monday, June 17, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PST), a demo version of Ark of Charon will be available starting Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PST).
The demo offers a comprehensive look at the beginning of the journey with almost no restrictions on in-game content.

*As of release on May 30, subtitles will be available in Traditional Chinese, Thai, English, and Japanese. Simplified Chinese and Korean will be added at a later date.

 ▼Steam® Next Fest: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/nextfest


■Early Access version launching on July 9!

The Early Access version of Ark of Charon will be available on Steam® starting Tuesday, July 9, 2024.
Get early access to the game at a discounted price before the full release. The Early Access version includes upgraded technology and powerful enemies beyond what is featured in the demo, providing a nearly complete gameplay experience.
During the Early Access period, we will actively gather feedback from players via the Steam® community and other channels to enhance Ark of Charon. Expect regular updates as we work towards the full release.
When the full version is released, Early Access players will be upgraded to the full version for free.


■Stay updated with the latest news from SUNSOFT!

For the latest updates on Ark of Charon, follow SUNSOFT’s official X (formerly Twitter). Be sure to check out their official YouTube channel and website, as well!

 ▼SUNSOFT Official X: https://twitter.com/sunsoftgames
 ▼SUNSOFT Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sunsoftdemo
 ▼SUNSOFT Official Site: https://www.sun-denshi.co.jp/soft/

Ark of Charon Product Details

NameArk of Charon
Release Date2024 (scheduled)
MSRPDigital Version: TBD
RatingRating Pending
LanguagesAudioOriginal Language
SubtitlesEnglish / Thai / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Korean / Japanese
DeveloperSUNSOFT / Angoo Inc.
DistributorSUNSOFT / Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc.
Copyright© 2024 SUNSOFT

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