Gent, August 11, 2011 – Larian Studios, the world-famous independent games developer from Belgium best known for its critically acclaimed and commercially successful Divinity II: Dragon Knight Saga role-playing game, today announced its next big project: DRAGON COMMANDER. The project is in development for PC and console platforms, and is currently scheduled for release in 2012.
DRAGON COMMANDER is a game of massive dragon combat, epic turn-based strategy and immersive role-playing set in the award-winning Divinity™ universe, bringing together the studio’s many years of experience in developing top-class RPGs with an original Art Nouveau/Steampunk world that is unlike anything Larian ever created before.
Taking on the role of the legendary first Dragon Knights, the most illustrious heroes in the history of the Divinity™ universe, players will take command of vast armies in their quest to conquer the empire. With the help of engineers and wizards, they will seek to give their armies both a technological and magical edge, and together with their friends and allies they’ll plan massive war campaigns. Once the enemy comes near, spectacular dragon combat awaits, with power, speed and tactical insight determining who will be victorious.
"We’ve been dreaming about a project like this for many years, and fresh from the success of our latest game we realized that there is nothing that holds us back any longer. The new game blends together our favorite genres and themes, something that is not easy - but the resulting gameplay experience is very rewarding, and it’s also a lot of fun to make.” - says Swen Vincke, Larian’s Game Director for DRAGON COMMANDER, - “ We have role-playing, we have strategy, we have exploration… and we have plenty of dragons. We also feel that we have finally discovered how dragon combat can work well in a game. We’re pretty much breaking new ground here, and we’re very much determined to surprise the players with what we’ll offer in this game!”
The first video of DRAGON COMMANDER with early footage is already available:
Development team’s updates are also live at:
Further details will be revealed during the upcoming Gamescom 2011, the world’s largest trade show for interactive games and entertainment that runs from 17 th through 19 th of August in Cologne (Germany). Larian Studios will present its projects in Hall 4.2, booth A-016 and all attending members of the press and industry are encouraged to stop by for the closed-doors first look presentation. Please contact Tom at GamesCom@Evolve-PR.com and/or Lynn at email@example.com.
DRAGON COMMANDER is © 2010-2011 Larian Studios. DRAGON COMMANDER and DIVINITY are the trademarks of Larian Studios. All rights reserved.
About Larian Studios: Larian Studios is an independent game developer located in Gent, Belgium. The company develops all kinds of games for all kinds of platforms that are played by millions of people all over the world, with some of the well-known being the Divinity series and the games created for kid’s television broadcasters. To contact Larian Studios, please send an email to Lynn Vanbesien at firstname.lastname@example.org .