The hit independent PC title Portal Knights is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on May 23rd (and Nintendo Switch at a later date), but you can get your hands on the game today. Keen Games and 505 Games have released a free trial of the game that you can download and play today on your PS4 or Xbox One.
The free trial is limited to the starting island and includes both single player and multiplayer support. You’ll be able to learn the basics of combat and crafting. The good news is that your character and progress will transfer over to the full game if you so choose to do so.
- Make your hero: Choose your class between warrior ranger and mage and customize your avatar appearance through a powerful editor. Explore the first island to level up your hero and forge your unique Portal Knight by assigning attribute points and learning unique talents. You can even find a pet companion which will join you in the adventure.
- Learn the Portal Knights basics: Hone your tactical combat skills by facing fearsome blobs during the day and the deadly hollow knights who come out only at night. Harness the deep crafting system and use mined resources to make new equipment and armour. Take the first step towards a homely big castle by renovating your dilapidated farmhouse and growing crops. Explore the island for a dungeon filled with skeletons and treasure, in your hunt for portal shards to open the gate to the next island. Onwards adventurer!
- Live your adventure alone or with your friends: The Trial version will allow you to experience the game both in single and in multiplayer thanks to the offline coop mode for 2 players split screen. Join forces to build structures, explore dungeons, defeat monsters, complete quests, trade items and journey on the first island, Squire’s Knoll.
- Transfer your in-game progresses to the full game: The free trial save data can be transferred to the full game once released, so players can continue their adventure from where they left off!
Smith’s Sentiment: Looking forward to checking this game out. It’s kind of like a mesh up of Minecraft, Diablo, and The Legend of Zelda, and if that doesn’t excite you then I don’t know what does. As of this writing, the trial is not up on the PlayStation Store yet (I don’t know about Xbox).