No Rest for the Wicked: Everything we know about the game

No Rest for the Wicked is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Moon Studios, known for their critically acclaimed titles, Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

This new venture into the action RPG genre marks a significant departure from their previous work and is already generating excitement in the gaming community.

The game received a trailer at the 2023 Game Awards.


Set in the year 841, No Rest for the Wicked unfolds in a medieval kingdom reeling from the death of King Harol.

The crown now lies with his inexperienced and arrogant son, Magnus, amidst a time of great turmoil.

The land is plagued by a sweeping Pestilence, with various factions vying for control, including a powerful religious leader expanding her influence.


Players will assume the role of a holy warrior known as a Cerim, who is imbued with magical powers destined to fight the Pestilence.

The game will emphasize action and precision within a rich, medieval setting.

No Rest for the Wicker will also include a cooperative multiplayer mode, allowing up to four players to join forces online.

The gameplay is expected to focus on action-driven combat, set in a visually stunning rendered world, bearing the distinct, painterly art style Moon Studios is renowned for.

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Development and release

No Rest for the Wicked is still in development and is set to enter Early Access on Steam in the first quarter of 2024, with a full release planned on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC at a later date.

The game’s development has been a journey of innovation and passion for Moon Studios, as they venture into a new genre while retaining the artistic direction and gameplay polish they are known for.

Upcoming showcase

Further details about No Rest for the Wicked are set to be revealed during the ‘Wicked Inside’ digital showcase scheduled for March 1, 2024.

This event will provide an extensive deep dive into the game’s systems and gameplay, offering fans and prospective players more insights into what to expect from this highly anticipated title.

With No Rest for the Wicked, Moon Studios will probably aim to bring a fresh perspective to the action RPG genre.

It is expected that the game will combine the studio’s narrative prowess, innovative mechanics, and striking visuals for a positive experience for players.

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