Open World RPG 9th Dawn III: Shadow of Erthil Launches on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 6

Valorware has announced that the latest entry in the 9th Dawn franchise, 9th Dawn III: Shadow of Erthil, will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android on October 6.

The game will be priced at $15.99 on consoles, $9.99 on mobile, and $9.99 on Steam during the first week after which it will be $15.99. You can watch the trailer and read more about this game below.

In 9th Dawn III: Shadow of Erthil, you can improve your character to become the ultimate warrior: Unlock spells and abilities, fine-tune your attributes and skills – and level up your crafting abilities in cooking, weapon smithing, spellcrafting, and more. You can also recruit monsters to fight alongside you – taking care of them and improving their combat skills. Finally, you can also unlock a mysterious companion to fight alongside you … 

Need a break? You can put your adventuring on hold and take a breather by enjoying Fyued – a robust card game played throughout the game world with 180 collectible cards. Help the townsfolk raise the prosperity of their villages by embarking on sidequests ranging from silly to “Wut?”


Robust creature system: Catch/tame more than 270 different creatures and form a party of up to 10. Level them up and “morph” them back to Level 1, with increased combat power over and over again to raise incredibly strong creatures!

Improved companion system: Unlock a companion – which has all the same systems as the main player. Switch between yourself and your companion at the click of a button, allowing for exciting combat tactics – and a backup plan if one of the characters dies! Your companion can also have up to 10 creatures out with them.

Local “couch co-op” 2-player mode (PC/console only): Enjoy the entire main campaign fully with the help of a second player at any time using a drop-in/drop-out system. Player 2 is also a full character with inventory/equipment/abilities/creature party and can switch to the companion as well. Using all 3 characters (2 playable, 1 AI), form a very strong team and have up to 30 creatures out with you.

Superior animation: Highly animated skeleton-based pixel art for better visual impact and a world that feels more “alive.”

Ride the lightning: Rideable mounts!

Improved crafting system: Master 9 trade skills – including cooking, weapon smithing, spellcrafting, and more.

Craft enchanting Power Gems: Give your equipment some extremely powerful buffs this way – if you’re skilled enough at crafting, that is!

Relax with a fishing mini-game: Collect up to 24 fish across various regions; just let ’em know you’ve “gone fishing”!

Huge soundtrack: Featuring an expanded soundtrack (more than an hour of original music) composed and produced by Valorware’s Tom Au. 

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