Devolver Digital has released a brand new trailer showcasing the nuance of combat in the upcoming online melee action game Absolver.

Absolver puts players in the virtual shoes of a Prospect, who has taken a sacred vow and chosen to join the Absolvers, an elite corps of combatants fighting to maintain stability in the world.

At first, prospects must choose a combat style, each with their own special abilities, and assemble their own custom Combat Deck to create a personal fighting system in intense, real-time combat. Players are free to either wander the land alone, with friends, or find a mentor to spar and learn from to become a more polished warrior.

Absolver’s new trailer gives players a good look at each unique fighting method and the abilities they serve. At the beginning of your journey, players will be able to choose from one of three combat styles, but additional ones can be discovered.

Each of the three initial combat styles come with special abilities and improves special character attributes depending on player style:

  • Kahlt Method: Absorb hits without being stunned or pushed back, and regain lost health with every successful counter attack.
  • Forsaken: Balanced and powerful, prospects can parry enemy attacks and briefly stun opponents.
  • Windfall: Greater dexterity and will, prospects can avoid enemy attacks leaving them open to a powerful counter attack.

The trailer goes into details of the Combat Deck which is basically the list of attacks that players can use during combat. The deck is made up of four stances which all feature different attacks. Players can choose attacks and stances to create their own unique fighting style; it’s fully customisable and you can change your stance on the fly to keep your opponents on their toes.

Through combat, players will be able to unlock new attacks, or you can take on a mentor and learn their ways. Relationships are as important as they allow you to acquire more skill and knowledge.

Absolver launches on August 29th.