March 21st 2013 Bolstered by the success of their celebrated adventure games, the developers at Daedalic Entertainment are now off to new frontiers. This summer, Blackguards, the studio's first turn based RPG will, be released.
Framed in a significantly darker story than you usually find in Daedalic games, the player will walk in the boots of a convicted murderer as he travels through Aventuria's wild south. On this journey the protagonist is accompanied by more or less loyal companions; scoundrels and thieves like the half-elf Niam (and her latent drug addiction) or the lecherous wizard Zurbaran.
Blackguards features lots of lethal creatures and other enemies waiting to be taken care of on more than 170 unique battlemaps. A number of major and minor quests ensure exciting and diverse gameplay through the campaign.
As can be expected in all Daedalic titles, Blackguards focuses on strong storytelling. Now combined with action packed gameplay and tactical combat. Blackguards delivers more than 40 hours of adventure in Aventuria.
Screenshots released with Blackguards’ announcement will give a quick first impression of the game. They can be found in full resolution along with other conceptual art and information here:
Blackguards will be available internationally in Q3 2013
What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armour but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards – the new turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment explores this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, who with the help of a team of more than questionable characters must save the world from a dark menace. During the wild chase throughout the South of Aventuria, the world of The Dark Eye, there is more to fight than vicious creatures – chapter by chapter a story full of intrigue and surprising twists unfolds. But when life and death are in the player’s hands, how far will they go to reach their goals?
The first turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment unites the studios high standard of a suspenseful storytelling and unique characters with gripping battles in elaborately crafted 3D-environments. In taxing campaigns the player takes part in a dark story full of doubt, betrayal and loss.
Whether the player chooses to go into battle as a mighty warrior, a clever wizard or a skillful hunter, the first battle isn’t far away. Over 170 individually crafted battle maps full of interactive objects and strategically complex situations lead the player to exotic locations and put them through deadly trials.
For more information on Blackguards or any other Daedalic game, please contact:
Johnny Atom Productions
T: 0203 176 0139
M: 07867 514554
About Daedalic Entertainment
From its Hamburg offices Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer- and videogames to a global market. The company’s focus lies in producing excellent entertainment-software with a strong narrative characteristic. With titles such as Chaos on Deponia, Harveys New Eyes and Chains of Satinav, Daedalic was able to set new standards in adventure-gaming and was awarded with 17 German Developer Awards (“Studio of the Year 2009”, among others), four German Computer Game Awards and a European Games Award. As a publisher, Daedalic brings unusual and extraordinary titles such as Torchlight II, Botanicula and Tales of Monkey Island to the German market. The foray into the turn-based RPG-genre is a first for the company, covering new grounds for Daedalic.