Winding down its mystery game promo, the Epic Games Store confirms the free game of the day, which can be claimed until December 30 at 10 am CT.
The Epic Games Store mystery game promotion is nearing its end. Fans have the free game revealed today to claim, which is available until 10 am CT tomorrow (December 30). A new free game will be made available on December 30, which is rumored to be the latest Tomb Raider trilogy, and it will be available on the story until January 6, kicking off a new year of free Epic Games Store titles.
Still, it’s been a good month for Epic Games Store users who have paid attention to the free games day in and day out. Now, the latest lasting until December 30 is Salt and Sanctuary.
Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action RPG with hand-drawn visuals and was reportedly inspired by FromSoftware’s Souls series. Sometimes this means the games feel more derivative than providing their own take, but that’s not the case here. Thanks to its influences, the game’s own gameplay and art style, and its own twists on the genre, Salt and Sanctuary launched to generally favorable reviews.
Salt and Sanctuary includes RPG elements like origins, classes, stat development, and skill trees, as well as co-op and versus mode features. There are tons of items and weapon categories, including 2-handed, sword and board moves, magic, and ranged attacks. Overall, it’s a very customizable RPG and can compete with the best RPGs that followed it.
With it being free on the Epic Games Store today, it’s an easy recommendation for any RPG fan out there, especially those who enjoy 2D games like Metroid Dread and Hollow Knight. It doesn’t have to end there, though. Salt and Sacrifice, its sequel, was announced earlier this year at Summer Game Fest, meaning fans of the original have something to look forward to. As all good sequels do, Salt and Sacrifice expands the realm via a new world, a new period of time, and with a new responsibility: being a Marked Inquisitor.
This enhanced scope is likely a result of the expansive vision of the first game. It’s known that Salt and Sanctuary was first designed with more complexity in mind but was cut due to the small size of the developer. Nonetheless, it captured the hearts and minds of many RPG fans, and now thanks to the Epic Games Store, it might snag some more before this year ends.
Epic Games Store users typically get a handful of free games every month.
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