Official logo and artwork for the Bannerman game

Bannerman is a medieval action-adventure with dark overtones, rotoscoped 16-bit visuals, and a combat system designed to reward skill, patience, and timing above all else. In order to survive you're going to need to attack when the time is right, parry every enemy blow you can and dodge the rest, punch and kick in order to gain an advantage, and if everything else fails, chuck and endless hail of arrows in the vague direction of your enemy and hope for the best.

You can get a brief glimpse at what all of this looks like in-game through the recently posted trailer. There isn't much straight-up gameplay on display, but what is present should give you a pretty good idea of whether you're going to enjoy this type of combat or not. Without any further delays, here's the video:

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in you'll be glad to hear that Bannerman will be coming to PC in the near future, August 31st to be specific. The Mac and Linux versions will be arriving after launch, though no release date has been set just yet. To learn more I would suggest heading over to either Steam or the official website. And finally, allow me to send you off with a couple of images:

Bannerman screenshot of a merchant in a town

Bannerman screenshot of a 1v1 duel

Bannerman screenshot of a church interior