Scars of Mars will give players a taste of its own take on dungeon crawling RPG. So, with real-time combat and grid-based tactics, here’s everything you need to know about Scars of Mars, including its release date, gameplay, story, and trailers.

Scars of Mars Release Date: June 20, 2024

Scars of Mars Official Announcement Trailer

Scars of Mars will be coming out to the PC through Steam on the Nintendo Switch on June 20, 2024. The game was developed and published by ACQUIRE (Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, Shinobido).

Scars of Mars Story

Scars of Mars Third Announcement Trailer

Emergency! We must evacuate Mars. It’s December 6, 2158. You’re the commander of a humanoid unit, and it’s up to you to rescue survivors and lead them to safety. Fight through battles, find survivors, and help them escape Mars. Traverse a research facility that just lost its contact with Earth, and ensure the survival of everyone under your command straightaway.

Scars of Mars Gameplay

Scars of Mars Switch Gameplay Trailer

Scars of Mars is a real-time RPG. It has unique gameplay that feels like a glimpse of a new evolution of the dungeon-crawling genre. In the game, the player commands a squadron of four humanoids. In combat, each humanoid occupies one space out of a grid of nine panels. Enemies are likewise arranged in a 3×3 grid as well.

Each humanoid has attacks and attack ranges. Thus, their placement on the grid will affect who they can attack. The same applies to the enemies. Therefore, the player will need to tactically move their humanoids to evade enemy attacks and land the attacks of their humanoid characters.

Outside of combat, players navigate a node-based map. Each node will either play out story events or engage the player in battle. Battles reward players with EXP, items, and equipment. Furthermore, players can also obtain upgrades that can be used to improve their base.

Finally, players can explore the research station as long as they have enough battery energy. If the battery energy gets depleted, the player loses. They can replenish the battery by using external batteries, or by returning back to base. Players progress as they explore more of the research facility, find survivors, and defeat enemy Martians that threaten the safety of the humanoids.

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