Dark Renaissance is a historical visual novel from author Matteo Strukul

Dark Renaissance

Italian author Matteo Strukul is working with VLG and Studio V on a new visual novel, Dark Renaissance.

Strukul pens the game’s story while David Logan composes the score. According to Studio V, the game blends role-playing and graphic novels together into a period piece. The game depicts the adventures of a Venetian mercenary during the Renaissance. Players explore world-famous landmarks in Venice and Florence.

Here’s more from the game’s developer:

Dark Renaissance is set in a world where traces of the Middle Ages can still be found in an age of beauty and enlightenment. As protagonist Marco Badoer, a legendary warmonger whose life was shaped by the bloody battlefields of Transylvania, players must protect the economic interests of Lorenzo de’ Medici as his reign is threatened by the mystical Orphic Hymns in iconic cities like Venice and Florence.

Through deep lore, dynamic quick time events, strategic duels, skill and upgrade systems, side quests, historically accurate mini-games and encounters with illustrious figures like Marsilio Ficino and Leonardo da Vinci, players will learn a lot more about the grittier side of the Italian Renaissance. That’s not to mention that the game will include multiple endings for visual novel fans to explore.

Dark Renaissance is set to release in 2021 on PC and consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. We’ll provide more details as they become available. So be sure to stay tuned.

Watch a trailer for the game below!

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