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Necropolis gets a launch date: March 17

Four-player co-op mode also announced

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Necropolis, the stylish, procedurally generated dungeon adventure somewhat inspired by Dark Souls, will launch on on Windows PC on March 17, developer Harebrained Schemes has announced.

The game was announced in late 2014, and other than being shown at Penny Arcade and other expos in the year since, has kept relatively quiet. Case in point, Necropolis will launch with a cooperative multiplayer mode supporting up to four players, and nobody had mentioned that kind of thing before.

In Necropolis, one plays an adventurer, and every restart of the game means a new dungeon and a new adventurer, according to developer Mike McCain. That means one should be prepared to die a lot. The game is rendered in a minimalist, low-poly look emphasizing geometric design.

Harebrained will start taking preorders for Necropolis via Steam on Feb. 2. For more, see Polygon's hands-on preview from PAX East a year ago.

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