The Behemoth (Battleblock Theatre, Castle Crashers) have confirmed the date that their newest title, Pit People, will be launching onto Steam’s Early Access, and Xbox’s Preview platforms.
Pit People, which has recently been through a closed beta on both platforms, takes The Behemoth’s signature humour and art-style and applies them to a tactical, turn-based battle system. You play as a former-farmhand in a world being torn apart by a malicious, god-like narrator; battles are far from conventional, with cupcakes, cyclops, and robots just a few of the odd creatures that can form up your battle ranks.
The developer also confirmed there would be a discount for early purchasers, “As a thank you to those who support our first ever early access release and in appreciation for playing the game early during its development stages, there will be a $5 discount off the full release price! Pit People will be a low $15 during Early Access on both platforms!! Once the game has made its full release, the price point will be $20. Of course, if you purchase it during Early Access the game will unlock all the features once the full release comes out and you keep all of your save data.”
Pit People will launch on Steam Early Access, and Xbox One’s Preview platform on the 13th of January 2017. You can find the game’s first announce trailer below,