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Absolver’s new combat style will make drunken masters of us all

Absolver stagger style

Like wise and wizened masters in a foggy mountain-top temple, Sloclap and Devolver have decided we’re now ready to learn the fourth sacred combat style of Absolver. It’s called Stagger, and is the most unusual and unpredictable of the movesets yet revealed in the hyper-cool close combat game.

Watch a Stagger specialist at work in the new trailer and you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re taking damage, not giving it. The style sees combatants lurching about wildly, turning their back on their opponent before headbutting them… backwards? It’s a bit weird, you’d better watch.

Absolver has a no-frills, post-Souls beauty about it that could make its online multiplayer massive. We dug into its mysteries for a recent feature.

It comes out on August 29th, and you can already sign up to play it in beta.