Obsidian Entertainment, the makers of Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth and one of last year’s best role-playing games, Pillars of Eternity, has just unveiled their latest game, Tyranny. The game is slated for a 2016 release.
Tyranny is a new isometric role-playing game that is to be published by Paradox Interactive and is set in a fantasy world where evil won. Little about the game has been revealed apart from the fact that it may be using the same engine that powers Pillars of Eternity, given the game’s isometric perspective and graphics. Oh, and a bit of story. Read on!
“Four years ago, we hoped the world wanted to be reacquainted with classic, story-rich RPGs. As it turned out, the answer to that was an emphatic ‘yes,’” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Since then, there’s been a renaissance in RPGs thanks to games like Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, Divinity: Original Sin and others. What’s incredible is that we’ve been able to continue evolving the types of RPGs we make since Obsidian was founded in 2003. With Tyranny, we love the twist we’ve put on the world which started with the premise ‘What if evil already won?’ Coupled with that is our ongoing dedication to giving our players games full of choice and consequence. Games they can play not just once, but many times.”
In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players interact with the populace to inspire loyalty, disgust, or fear as they roam the world as an officer in Kyros’ forces, empowered to act as both judge and executioner.
“In Obsidian, we’ve identified a partner whose development and design ideals are a perfect match for our own,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “We’ve been involved with Tyranny from the ground up, and are proud to be working with the Obsidian team on the creation of this unique world. This will mark a bold step for Paradox into the RPG genre, and we can’t think of a better partner to have for the journey.”
Watch the teaser trailer and check out the first screenshots below.
We’ll keep you up to date with more details about Tyranny as details about the game become available. You can also follow their official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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