Iron Crypticle

A medieval-fantasy dual-joystick action-RPG with four-player co-operative play, combining rogue-lite mechanics with the retro gameplay style of Gauntlet and Smash TV.

Overview

Iron Crypticle is a medieval-fantasy dual-joystick action-RPG developed by Confused Pelican and published digitally by TiKiPOD for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on July 12, 2017.

A follow-up to the studio's earlier 2014 game Iron Fisticle, Iron Crypticle features four-player co-operative multiplayer on large randomly-generated arenas. Like the original, it features multiple RPG and rogue-lite elements and a stage progression system reminiscent of the 1990 game Smash TV.

The game was later ported to arcades (using PC-based exA-Arcadia hardware) on April 19, 2020 as Lightning Knights (or, in Japan, as Fuurai no Kishidan). This version removes the dual-joystick firing mechanic for traditional Gauntlet-style attacking.

System Requirements

PC

PC MinimumPC Recommended
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or above
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 Compatible Video Card (Intel HD4000 or better)
  • Storage: 120 MB available space
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or above
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 Compatible Video Card (Intel HD4000 or better)
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

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