Operencia: The Stolen Sun screenshot of a giant frog monster

[Update]: Operencia has now made its way to Steam, GOG, PS4 and Switch alongside generally positive reception.

While it has mostly disappeared as a genre these days, I must admit I have a bit of a soft spot for the first-person, dungeon-crawling RPGs of old. If you share my passion for them, you might be interested to hear that Operencia: The Stolen Sun will be breaking its Xbox One and Epic Game Store exclusivity and hopping over to Steam, GOG, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this March 31st.

Much like its oldschool predecessors, Operencia will have you control a variety of unique characters, each one with their own special abilities and skills to use and synergize with. Naturally, you'll need all of these abilities to defeat the hordes of enemies you'll encounter throughout the levels, as well as to help solve puzzles and search for the secrets that are likely to be littered throughout each of the thirteen map.

You can get a bit of an idea of what Operencia looks like in motion, as well as what the combat is all about, through one of the earlier trailers. Have a gander:

If you're looking for a bit of an extra challenge, or if you're simply trying to be as faithful to the old RPGs as possible, it's worth mentioning that Operencia has a variety of difficulty settings to play around with. You'll be able to limit the amount of save files you can have, implement permadeath, disable auto-mapping in order to give yourself a chance to draw your own map, and other such little tweaks. A small addition in the grand scheme of things, but I'm always happy to see games that let you customize your experience, even if some of the changes could be considered as negative.

You can learn a little bit more about Operencia, as well as keep track of its upcoming re-launch, over at Steam.