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Drova – Forsaken Kin Out Early 2024; New Gameplay Trailer Showcased

Screenshot of Drova - Forsaken Kin

Publisher Deck13 Interactive and developer Just2D have announced that their indie action RPG Drova – Forsaken Kin will release in early 2024 on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. According to Just2D, the game is inspired by the Gothic series of games.

The game has actually been in development for a while, and they’ve been hosting “Arena seasons” where they showcase features they want to implement into their game. You can participate by downloading the teaser on Steam! For more details, see their official site. Just2D is also continually updating their Twitter page as well if you’d like to give them a follow!

Please see below for an overview of the game via the Steam page:

Drova – Forsaken Kin” is a pixel art Action-RPG inspired by the grim dark classics of the genre and the mystical allure of Celtic mythology. Dive into a handcrafted open world where your choices and actions shape the environment. A society has discovered the power of a dead empire: to capture the spirits that govern nature and rule over them instead. However, the anger of the remaining spirits divided them. Where will you stand?


Join one of two factions, each with their own values and in pursuit of their own goals. Your choice will be relevant for the rest of the game and impact the entire story. Everything comes with a price. Meet teachers and learn numerous abilities, but expect foes and betrayals too.


Forge your own path around dangerous landscapes, fulfill tasks, trade, gather and craft equipment. You start with nothing and as a nobody. Study your environment, and use the surrounding clues to reveal mysteries and grow stronger. Only your flow of battle stands between you and certain death.


Explore nature and seal the power of spirits that rule it. Learn how to use them in your favor, but be prepared to battle their channeled anger in the world surrounding you.


  • Free navigation in a dynamic hand crafted open world
  • Flow based combat system with different combos and weapons
  • Tailored story based on your actions and dialogues
  • Join one of two factions to survive in this world
  • Learn and master various abilities to create your own playstyle

Just2D and Deck13 have also released a new trailer to showcase their gorgeous pixel graphics and fast-paced action gameplay!

Drova – Forsaken Kin Gameplay Trailer

While I personally have no experience with Gothic, Drova – The Forsaken Kin certainly does look cool. As usual, the pixel graphics appeal to me greatly, the aesthetics are neat, and I do like what I see of the bow and arrow-wielding gameplay in particular! Deck13 has published a couple of well-reviewed (by our staff) indie RPGs already, including Chained Echoes and CrossCode, so this game is surely something to at least keep an eye on!

Please stay tuned to RPGFan for continued Drova and indie RPG coverage!

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin was a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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