Moon Studios’ No Rest for the Wicked Launches in Early Access on Steam with 15 to 25 Hours of Gameplay

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No Rest for the Wicked, a mature, precision action RPG that aims to reinvent the genre popularized by titles that include Blizzard Entertainment’s legendary Diablo games, is now available as an Early Access title on Steam for $35.99, Moon Studios, the developer behind the award-winning Ori games (i.e., Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps) has announced. Gennadiy Korol, founder and director of Moon Studios, told fans this week that first-time playthroughs should last anywhere from 15 to 25 hours for the game, which currently has a Mixed rating on Steam for reasons that include what some say is bad performance.


  • PC (available now in Early Access via Steam)
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox Series X|S

A launch trailer that shows off the unique visuals of the game:

Korol’s comments on how long the experience should last:

  • “For the first time playthrough for all areas including the Crucible we’re seeing 15-25 hours.”
  • “Those that further engage with end game, challenges, bounties and the town meta systems can enjoy the same realm for much longer.”
  • “…we hope folks will also start new realms and characters to try different weapons and builds since our soft class system is shipping with 100 weapons with their unique move sets, rune specials system and all of the other character customization allowing for so much variety and different play styles.”
  • “In the past we’ve been really glad to see how with the short Wicked Inside stretch that we finish it in 30-60 min, the streamers played for good 5-15 hours and had a lot of fun trying different load-outs and exploring the areas for all of of the secrets!”

Early Access PC specs:

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Fans (and critics) are saying:

  • “It’s Dark Souls with Diablo camera and cool visual of Ori.”
  • “It’s exactly what you think an early access game is: bad performance even when graphics are turned low…”
  • “Pretty good on the SteamDeck OLED , 30fps give or take”
  • “…I’m playing on a 4080/13900K at 1440p, and the game can drop into the low 20’s in combat.”
  • “No Rest for the GPU”

Moon Studios on its new game:

No Rest for the Wicked introduces a hand-crafted world, rich in details and with an inimitable, “painting” art style. Players explore an intricate and vast island called Isola Sacra that allows them to experience verticality in a way that is unmatched in other ARPGs with spelunking depths of crypts, lush forests, and treacherous mountain passes. Each location is home to complex protagonists with their own problems, hidden treasures, ferocious creatures, and secrets to discover.


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Tsing Mui
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