Aussie first-person rogue-lite City of Brass will hit Steam Early Access on September 18, developer Uppercut Games has announced.

In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.

Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.

The Early Access version of City of Brass will contain a 12 level campaign. The game is expected to be in Early Access for 6-12 months, during which time more enemy types, bosses, districts, secret areas, equipment, genies and traps will be developed.

A daily challenge system with leaderboards will also be implemented, and Uppercut hopes to balance the gameplay with feedback from players.

The game's final battle (which is different depending on how you've played to that point) and the mysterious prize at the centre of the city will be withheld until the game's full release.

City of Brass will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018 following its release on PC.

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass eyes up Early Access