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Eitr is an isometric Action RPG game developed by Eneme Entertainment being published by Devolver Digital, inspired by games such as Dark Souls, Path of Exile, and Diablo. The game is set to be released after many delays to 2019 for the PC and PlayStation 4.

The game's setting is based on Norse Mythology, and the player takes control of the Shield Maiden, a young lady who, due to the tampering of Loki at birth, is immune to the titular and incredibly poisonous Eitr. She sets off on a journey through the 9 worlds interlinked by the Yggdrasil, now corrupted by the primordial poison, in an attempt to cleanse the lands of darkness.

The game has a diverse combat system somewhat similar to Dark Souls. Weapons have thier typical uses but also a secondary attack like a reaching strike for the sword. Items can also be imbued with gems that allow the Shield Maiden to channel magic through them yielding interesting effects like flaming arrows, lightning swords and freezing shields. The game has a loot system where enemies can drop random items and weapons.

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The game also uses a system of godly boons called Favors that boost skills and stats, but must be weakened to be turned into permanent levels lest they be lost on death.


Eitr contains examples of:

  • An Axe to Grind: One choice of weapons to use an axe. The "Wood Axe" found in the demo is capable of enabling Shock and Awe.
  • BFS: The "Draugr Greatsword" in the demo is capable of crushing the guard of enemies with its Charged Attack.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Swords and Bows can be used and swapped out as necessary.
  • Charged Attack: You can charge up your attacks to do more damage.
  • Elemental Powers: Certain items during the demo had elemental effects.
    • An Ice Person: The "Maiden Shield" adds an frost effect when the Triangle button is pressed. An enemy that hits the shield during that time will end up being frozen in place.
    • Shock and Awe: The "Wood Axe" allows the Maiden to add lightning element damage to her primary weapon and the axe.
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  • Enemy Summoner: The Again Walker, the boss of the demo, has a spell he uses to call up undead during the match.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: The Shield Maiden has access to these elements, manifesting as passive bonuses or effects to skills.
  • The Hero: The Shield Maiden, a lone warrior who is the only one immune to the effects of the Eitr.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Shields are used to block and parry.
  • Necromancer: The Again Walker boss, who can summon The Undead during the third phase of his boss fight.
  • Screw Destiny: A villainous example performed by Loki when he dripped Eitr into the weave of fate, corrupting Yggdrasil and the 9 Norse worlds. The implications this has for Ragnarok are as of yet unknown.
  • Sinister Scythe: The Again Walker
  • The Undead: If the bare skulls and boney arms are any indication, the majority of enemies are this.

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