This year's Game Developers Conference has, so far, not let us down. Last night publisher Paradox Interactive announced the next role-playing game from established developer Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II), and the name of the upcoming game is simply Tyranny. Short, yet still pretty informative.
The game is set in an original fantasy world where there was an epic clash between good and evil, except here evil came out on top. Here's the official description of the game:
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.
The game is being developed for Windows, Mac and Linux PC, and its release is scheduled for 2016. Here's what Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart had to say about it:
"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'. 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."
Check out the game over on the official website, but make sure you watch the announcement trailer and check out the newly released screenshots first:
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