The Waylanders, a party-based roleplaying game (RPG) from Spanish indie developers Gato Studio, has just released a new update with sweeping changes to combat systems and a rebalancing of equipment stats.
The game had my attention as soon as it was announced it would have five base classes and 30 advanced classes, and the continued improvements to the game – currently available as part of the Steam Early Access and GOG Games in Development programs – are keeping that interest.
The latest update, dubbed the ‘Community Update’ because it pulls heavily from feedback and bug reports made by players, sees the dev team review every encounter in Act 1 of the game based on that feedback. But while balance changes will make battles more challenging, they’ve also revamped the full equipment list in an across-the-board change that drops max level from 25 to 10.
If that sounds like a nerf, it’s anything but as equipment keeps the same range spread, so every level is now a much more sizable boost. They’ve also changed the stat names from Intuition and Logic to the more easily understood Offensive, for those affecting damage of attacks and abilities, or Utility, for those that affect healing and damage over time.
Having trouble understanding how some abilities work? There’s been additional information added on that front as well, to help players make the best use of each action.
All that, plus over 150 bugs fixed? If you haven’t checked out The Waylanders yet, maybe it’s time. It’s on sale for 15% off on Steam until January 5th.
Following up on the recent release of Xbox One X and Xbox Series X (via backwards compatibility) gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077, the hotly-anticipated open-world action-adventure/roleplaying title from CD Projekt Red, now we have footage from the PS4 Pro and PS5 (again in compatibility mode) to take a look at.
Here’s the two videos.
Cyberpunk 2077 is slated to release on December 10th, 2020 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. While it will be playable on Xbox Series S|X and PS5 via backwards compatibility, CD Projekt Red has promised a free upgrade to a full next-gen version will be available at a later date.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed a couple times, but that’s done nothing to kill off interest in the CD Projekt Red roleplaying game currently slated for release December 10th. If you’re the one gamer who isn’t pumped to jump into the dark world of Night City, check out this gameplay trailer that highlights five minutes of insane graphics, action, customization, and much, much more.
Cyberpunk 2077 will hit shelves on December 10th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. If you’ve managed to score an Xbox Series S|X or PS5 the game will be playable via backwards compatibility and at some point in the new year a free upgrade a next-gen version will become available.
Baldur’s Gate 3 hit Early Access today, letting gamers get their hands on Larian Studios take on the classic franchise for the first time.
The early access release is available on PC and Mac via Steam and GOG.com, and is also out on Google’s Stadia platform – yes, that’s still a thing.
The Early Access version of the game currently features only the first act of the game, but keep in mind that’s still about 25 hours of content and over 40,000 lines of dialogue.
As a massive fan of both the original Baldur’s Gate games and past Larian Studios titles, most recently Divinity: Original Sin II, I’m looking forward to spending a ton of time in their take on the franchise.
Here’s the press release:
Baldur’s Gate 3 Releases Today into Early Access on PC, Mac & Google Stadia
The fate of the Forgotten Realms is on your party’s shoulders. Will you carry it to salvation, or descend with it to hell?
DUBLIN — Oct. 6, 2020 — Larian Studios is excited to announce that its long-awaited RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 has today released into early access for PC and Mac on Steam and GOG.com, as well as Google Stadia. Players all over the world can now enjoy the first act of the game, which spans roughly 25 hours of content, 46,000 lines of English dialogue, 600 NPCs, and 146 spells and actions. The game’s extensive character creation system lets players pick from 16 races and subraces as well as six different classes, each with their own subclasses.
Today’s release into early access marks the beginning of a long journey toward full launch. Working directly with the community, the team will continuously iterate and improve upon the game, adding new content along the way. RPGs this large, with so many permutations, thrive from feedback as new features and fixes are incrementally added to the game. Early access gives players a chance to participate in development and gives the team an opportunity to explore different game ideas with a live community.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is an expansive, cinematic, player-driven RPG based on 5e D&D. It features a rich character creation system where players can create an avatar based on 16 different D&D races and subraces, select their cantrips, skills and abilities, and enter a world where their actions truly define the story. With a parasite planted in their brains, players wake up aboard a burning Nautiloid ship racing across hell at the center of an epic fight between Mind Flayers and red dragons. And that’s just the very beginning of this journey. Players will encounter many challenges upon their return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale about fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival — and the lure of absolute power.
Baldur’s Gate 3 expands on Larian’s award-winning narrative gameplay through the advent of cinematic storytelling and with dice rolls for key decisions throughout the game, in and out of combat. Dialogue options often have multiple responses, some of which may require a dice roll to succeed, defined by both luck as well as the attributes of the player character, or the circumstances of the situation.
The Forgotten Realms are a vast, detailed and diverse world, and there are secrets to be discovered all around. Verticality is a vital part of exploration. Players can sneak, dip, shove, climb, and jump as they journey from the depths of the Underdark to the glittering rooftops of the Upper City. How you survive, and the mark you leave on the world, is up to you.
Online multiplayer for up to four players allows adventurers to join forces in combat and split their party to follow their own quests and agendas. Concoct the perfect plan together… or introduce an element of chaos when your friends least expect it!
Evolved, turn-based combat based on the D&D 5e ruleset. Team-based initiative, advantage and disadvantage, and roll modifiers join combat cameras, expanded environmental interactions, and a new fluidity in combat that rewards strategy and foresight.
Define the future of the Forgotten Realms through your choices and the roll of the dice. No matter who you play as or what you roll, the world and its inhabitants will react to your story.
Player-initiated turn-based mode allows players to pause the world around them at any time, even outside of combat, letting you set up a tactical advantage before combat begins, pull off a heist with pin-point precision, escape a fiendish trap and more. Split your party, prepare ambushes, sneak in the darkness — and create your own luck!
About Larian Studios Founded in 1996 in Ghent, Belgium, Larian Studios has been creating games for 24 years. In 2014 we released the isometric CRPG Divinity: Original Sin to critical acclaim, establishing a reputation for the development and publication of expansive, player-driven RPG adventures with great depth. 2017 saw the release of Divinity: Original Sin 2, which launched with a 93 Metacritic rating, as well as over 160 awards (Including the BAFTA for Best Multiplayer Game) and counting. Larian launched DOS2 with a team of 120 people. Upon the release of Baldur’s Gate 3 into early access, Larian will have grown to 300 people internationally across five offices all over the world. Since DOS2, Larian has heavily invested in new departments and specialties to bring the isometric camera down and push the boundaries of emotion in an RPG while expanding on depth, player options, permutations and scale. Baldur’s Gate 3 will be the studio’s biggest and most ambitious game yet.
About Wizards of the Coast Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is an award-winning developer and publisher of tabletop and digital games that ignite a sense of adventure in passionate players around the globe. Best known for publishing groundbreaking fantasy franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING® and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®, Wizards is dedicated to bringing together world-class talent to create unforgettable play experiences at its headquarters in Washington and studios in Austin and Montreal. Learn more at www.wizards.com.
Audience interaction is a major part of the Twitch experience, and though that’s usually limited to interacting with the streamer Larian Studios is looking to augment that in a major way with Baldur’s Gate 3.
The game, which is slated to hit early access on September 30th, will allow streamers to give the audience the ability to decide what should happen next during conversations. The streamer, if they enable the option for audience interaction, will be presented with chat’s voting results in real-time and can then choose to heed their wishes – or not, if you want to risk the audience’s wrath…
Audience interaction isn’t only limited to the chat, however, as viewers will also be able to see the player’s inventory, skills, and spells – allowing them to see how you’ve built your characters and offer constructive criticism in the chat.
I’m really excited to see Baldur’s Gate 3 hit early access, both as a fan of the classic Baldur’s Gate games and of Larian’s Divinity series. Expect to hear more when it hits launch!
Here’s the press release:
Baldur’s Gate 3 Introduces Crowd Choice on Stadia & Twitch Integration on PC
Larian Studios reveals Baldur’s Gate 3’s launch key art & new video on multiplayer cinematics
DUBLIN — Sept. 10, 2020 — Larian Studio’s newest Baldur’s Gate 3 Community Update video, released today, breaks down the game’s cinematic ambitions for early access, which begins on September 30. It also introduces more interactivity through Stadia Crowd Choice and Twitch integration. A huge leap from Divinity: Original Sin’s rock-paper-scissors multiplayer interactions, Baldur’s Gate 3 features 1.5 million words, with fully cinematic dialogues.
Using a mix of performance capture and bespoke adaptive cameras, the game is able to react to whoever you are and whatever you do, both in multiplayer and single-player. With the addition of streaming integration, even viewers who may not own the game now have a say in the player’s journey.
Larian’s Cinematic Director, Jason Latino, explains, “You’re telling your story, and we’re shooting it for you. We’re taking that camera down from being above the players and down into the drama, right into the action.
“I can’t think of another early access game that’s done cinematics on this level,” he added. “There’s a lot of games where the moment you add cinematics, they have to get smaller. We didn’t want to do that.”
Community Update #6 – Multiplayer & Cinematics goes into detail about how Larian is combining a cinematic, player-driven narrative through early access, with multiplayer interactions both within and outside of the game session. It shows how far the team has come since Divinity: Original Sin, back in 2014.
When enabled by a streamer, Crowd Choice brings the journey to YouTube viewers, where Stadia viewers can vote. The streamer is seamlessly presented with the results in percentages, and can then choose to follow the players, or go their own way.
Twitch integration works by numbering each dialogue option, which corresponds to viewer choices. This feedback is seamlessly integrated into the game, where both streamer and viewer will see each percentage vote next to each dialogue option. What’s more, players will be able to interact with the Twitch overlay to access the player’s inventory, character sheet, skills, and spells.
Both of these features are launching day one of early access, respectively, on PC and Stadia. This not only brings the community closer to the player, but also, due to the amount of permutations in dialogues, enables streamers to “DM” their own adventure for viewers, letting viewers partake in the story regardless of whether they own the game. Players will be able to become a part of their favorite streamer’s own private canon. Or, as a streamer or viewer, hide the feature entirely. It’s up to them. As always, the game reacts appropriately.
Early access is rapidly approaching, and Larian is happy to launch with nearly everything needed to give players a sense of the ambition behind Baldur’s Gate 3. Dialogues have more permutations than ever before, and so too does the game. Not only does the game retain the narration previous Larian titles are so well known for, you’ll often see that action on screen — whether it’s a vampiric bite in the night, or a slip of the tongue on a goblin’s foot. Of course, there are many more for players to discover on their own.
Whether in solo, with friends — or streaming with an audience — no matter how you choose to experience Baldur’s Gate 3, the tools and systems that allow the game to adapt to the story forged by players are ready for early access on September 30.
Warcave is a Belgian game development studio, which no doubt helped shape the background lore of their new turn-based RPG, Black Legend, which features creatures from the folklore of Belgium, Greece, and Germany.
Exploring the city of Grant isn’t going to be easy, given that it’s shrouded with a ‘deadly fog that inflicts madness’ and all…but the promise of turn-based tactical combat is enough to prompt me to give it a shot when it hits PC and both current- and next-gen consoles in 2021.
I’m a sucker for character customization and the idea of creating my own character ability sets using cross-class abilities sounds pretty intriguing. I could turn out a supremely powerful character, or someone that’s a glass cannon who needs everything to go just perfectly to survive…who knows which it’ll be?
You can find out for yourself when Black Legend hits next year.
Here’s the press release:
Can you save a cursed city? Find out in Black Legend, a new Turn-Based Tactical RPG
Geel, Belgium, September 9, 2020 — Warcave has revealed their brand new turn-based RPG, Black Legend,coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Switch next year. Master the art of alchemy and old-school strategy in this dark fantasy world directly inspired by folklore and stories from 17th-century Belgium and the Netherlands.
Lead a band of mercenaries into the cursed city of Grant, a metropolis shrouded in a deadly fog that inflicts madness upon anyone in its path. Use steel, alchemy, and close-quarter tactics to battle a deadly cult of fanatics and devout followers of the great alchemist Mephisto, who have taken control of the city.
As you explore Grant, you’ll piece together stories from survivors, discover new equipment and classes for your team, and delve into many locations during your quest to discover how to stop the city’s curse from spreading.
Black Legend Features:
Strategy-Focused Gameplay: Approach each combat with a tactical focus, where unit placement, ability combos, and well-chosen attacks are key to survival. Black Legend focuses on old school strategy vibes, but without the 95% percent chance misses.
Explosive Combos: Mix up your ranged and melee combat by using alchemy for a wide array of explosive effects. Combine stacks of four different alchemic attacks to injure, poison, and debilitate your foes, but be warned, they will do the same to you.
Extensive Character Customization: Build your mercenary band with a wide array of classes, each with unique abilities. Improve each of your mercenaries with new weapons, armor, and trinkets, and create your own ability sets by equipping cross-class abilities.
Choose Your Difficulty: For those who wish to see the story, the path can be gentle. For those who wish for difficulty, even the slightest mistake will be greatly punished.
Historic Enemies:Black Legend fills the city of Grant with creatures from Belgian, Dutch, and German folklore like nekkers, Halewijn, Witte Wieven and Old Red Eyes.
An Engaging Story: Dive into the narrative through environmental storytelling, colorful NPCs, and rich set pieces.
An Entire City to Explore: Free-exploration lets you investigate the many alleys and streets in the city of Grant. Different districts host a wide variety of architecture and environments — you never know where you’ll discover a hidden path, a treasure trove of new items, hidden quest, or recruitable character.
About Warcave Warcave is a Belgian game development studio founded in 2017 and located in Geel, Belgium. We are a dedicated team of developers, designers, artists, programmers, and most importantly gaming enthusiasts. We create epic groundbreaking titles for PC and next-gen platforms with great interest in strategy and RPG games. All of our games are developed in-house. We build and nurture long-lasting and inclusive communities around gaming experiences that engage, connect, and exhilarate our players.
Monster Harvest is all about growing the biggest, baddest monster (called Planimals) that you can. Get some crops going and use magical slimes to mutate them – even mutating crops into new Planimals – and then take your monsters into battle.
It’s a weird concept that combines Pokemon and Farming Simulator, and I’m all in on it. Here’s the trailer:
Check out the press release, and get ready to harvest monsters on PC and consoles soon:
Monster Harvest, a Brand-New Monster Collecting and Farming RPG From Merge Games
Dive into the world of Planimal Point as you farm, craft, explore and charge into battle across Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4!
Manchester, UK – August 28th, 2020 — Publisher Merge Games, in collaboration with indie developer Maple Powered Games, announce their farming action RPG with a twist, Monster Harvest! The newest game in the world of monster collecting will be making its way to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch soon!
First premiered on the Future Games Show, get ready to grow, collect and mutate your crops and take them into battle! Brimming with multiple avenues to explore, players can craft and build their own farm or dream home as Monster Harvest blends RPG mechanics, exploration and action across the vibrant world of Planimal Point.
Providing a fusion of addictive farming gameplay, with RPG elements and battle mechanics included, Monster Harvest brings a fresh dimension to RPG action. From mutating your crops into several different variants and taking them into battle, to collecting a wealth of Planimal companions to help you fight enemies and explore the world with, Monster Harvest brings an array of different elements across its bright and colourful world.
Explore across three unique seasons which can affect the way you play, with bizarre weather and seasons shifting what crops you can grow – watch out for the strange mutations during the dark season which can dominate the land!
Farm with mutants! Use magical slimes to mutate the crops you grow on your farm.
Collectible Planimal companions! Some slimes mutate your crops into Planimals!
Three unique seasons: Dry, Wet, and Dark – Strange weather and seasons shift what the player can grow.
Explore the world of Planimal Point – Venture into the town of Planimal Point and discover the people and creatures that live there.
Craft and place dozens of items on your farm!
About Merge Games Merge is an independent video game publisher based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video game consoles. Merge also specializes in publishing collectible games for retail for independent developers. More information about Merge products can be found at www.mergegames.com.
About Maple Powered Games Maple Powered Games is a small independent video game developer based in Canada. The company was founded by a husband and wife duo who wanted to make colourful family-friendly games everyone could enjoy. More information about Maple Powered Games can be found at www.maplepoweredgames.com.
Phil Spencer has been working on expanding the Xbox One’s library of titles to include more Japanese studios and it’s hard to argue with his results – the latest addition being Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age, which arrives on Game Pass later this year.
The game, also releasing on PS4 and PC, features a slew of new content over the original PS4 release, including new side stories and a 2D mode that should be totally familiar to older gamers, and I’m definitely one of those. My first experience with this franchise was on NES, when it was called Dragon Warrior over here in North America.
Dragon Quest XI S hits shelves December 4th.
Here’s the press release:
START YOUR GRAND ADVENTURE IN DRAGON QUEST XI S: ECHOES OF AN ELUSIVE AGE – DEFINITIVE EDITION
The Definitive Edition Comes to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC Later This Year
LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2020) – DRAGON QUEST® fans around the world will rejoice as SQUARE ENIX® announced DRAGON QUEST®XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ – Definitive Edition will make its way on to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Windows 10 and PC (STEAM®) on December 4, 2020. This marks the debut of the beloved series on Xbox and the game will be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass for Console and Xbox Game Pass for PC, bringing its unique art style and rich storytelling to a whole new audience.
To celebrate the announcement, DRAGON QUEST series creator, Yuji Horii said, ‘it’s great to finally bring the series to Xbox fans….’. To watch the announcement trailer visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F57er96VGGE.
DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition promises to be an enthralling and unmissable adventure for RPG fans. The perfect first step into the world of DRAGON QUEST for the uninitiated, players will follow the perilous journey of the Luminary, a hunted hero who must uncover the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charismatic cast of supporting characters. Embarking on a quest taking them across continents and over vast oceans, they will learn of an ominous threat facing the world. Packed with over 100 hours of content from the critically acclaimed 2017 release of DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, this definitive version also brings with it an array of upgrades and enhancements including:
New character side stories – Get to know your fascinating cast of companions more than ever with individual side stories and adventures
Retro 2D mode – In addition to stunning 3D, you can also choose to play in 2D with retro inspired graphics of classic 16-bit RPGs
16-bit World of Tickington – Journey to past DRAGON QUEST worlds full of additional side-quests reimagined in the retro styleJapanese audio – Choice to play the entire game with all-new Japanese voice-over or the original English
Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack – Ability to switch between the symphonic soundtrack or the original synthesized soundtrack as you travel the world of Erdrea
Photo mode – Immortalize your adventure with the perfect image. Rearrange characters, set different poses, change angles etc. are just some of the features available in Photo Mode
Pre-orders are now live on Microsoft Store and STEAM®. PlayStation®Store pre-orders will be available at a later date.
DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is not yet rated and will be available for the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Windows 10 and PC (STEAM®) on December 4, 2020. For more information visit: www.dragonquest-game.com.
About Square Enix Inc. Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 154 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 78 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
The existence of the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning remaster was leaked a while back, but that just makes the official news that it’ll hit this September, with the title tweaked to ‘Re-Reckoning’, all the sweeter.
Amalur was an underappreciated gem in the Xbox 360/PS3 era, the launch of an RPG franchise with big plans that was ultimately submarined by utterly clueless management. Fortunately for RPG fans, THQ Nordic swept up the license and not only will they be releasing the remaster, but there’s an all-new expansion slated for 2021 as well!
Check out the trailer, unfortunately not in-game but once it’s got you pumped up for release check out the screenshot gallery to see what it’ll look like!
Here’s the press release:
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Coming September 8th
Collector’s Edition and New Expansion Announced
Vienna, Austria – July 7, 2020 – The day of the Re-Reckoning has come: THQ Nordictoday confirmed that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is scheduled for release September 8, 2020!
The hit RPG will be making its PlayStation®4 and Xbox® One debut with stunning visuals, refined gameplay and all new content. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is available for pre-order effective today.
In addition, we have a little extra to look forward to: The adventures in Amalur will continue in 2021 with a brand new expansion: Fatesworn. Details will follow later.
Kingdoms of Amalur was created by bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion creator Ken Rolston. The game is best known for an unmatched level of player choice, including countless character customization combinations, as well as a rich story filled with a myriad of side quests that layer romance, magic, whimsy and political intrigue into the player’s primary mission. Ultimately delivering hundreds of hours of gameplay, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will take players from the vibrant city of Rathir through the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns as they uncover the secrets of Amalur!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Standard Edition will be available on September 8th 2020 for a SRP of € 39.99 / $ 39.99 / £ 34.99 / ₽ 1929.00
The Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fate Edition will be available on September 8th 2020 for a SRP of € 54.99 / $ 54.99 / £ 47.99 / ₽ 2669.00
The Fate Edition contains the full game Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning as well as the upcoming expansion Fatesworn, releasing in 2021.
Collector’s Edition The Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Collector’s Edition for a SRP of $109.99/€109.99/£99.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and PC includes the full game which boasts more than 50 hours of gameplay plus the content listed below. We also have a fine trailer, showing of the Collector’s Edition in all it’s beauty:
Content of the Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Collector’s Edition detailed:
A highly-detailed Alyn Shir Figurine (20.8cm tall x 18cm wide x 14.2cm deep)
A custom Amalur keychain
Five pieces of original in-game artwork
The award-winning game soundtrack composed by Grant Kirkhope
A high-quality Collector’s Box
Digital pre-orders for Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and the Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fate Edition are starting today, check here:
About Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of Amalur, from the vibrant city of Rathir to the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.
Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing from a countless combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor
Seamlessly integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them off with brutal Fateshift kills
Extend your experience in Amalur with all DLC from the original release, from Teeth of Naros to Legend of Dead Kel and more!
Hundreds of hours of RPG play await! Travel from the vibrant city of Rathir, to the vast region of Dalentarth, and the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns as you uncover the secrets of Amalur!
Explore deep levels of lore in a universe steeped in 10,000 years of fiction created by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore
Enjoy countless side quests rich in political intrigue, romance, sinister magic, and even whimsy – all central to the primary mission
Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death
Explore a sprawling game world hailed as having “more content than any single-player game deserves!”
Improved graphical fidelity in Re-Reckoning
About THQ Nordic Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna (Austria), and with subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, Finland, and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Destroy All Humans, Wreckfest, Titan Quest, Biomutant, Gothic, ELEX, Kingdoms of Amalur and many more. THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.
Gato Salvaje Studio surprised a lot of gamers with The Waylanders, an ambitious Early Access title on Steam that needs some work to polish it up, but is already worth your investment of both money and time.
They’re not resting on their laurels though, and they’ve released a roadmap – view the full res image here – that’s aggressive in its promises – a bi-weekly content update schedule that includes story additions, character additions, quests, features, and bug fixes aplenty.
I’ve enjoyed my time with the game so far, and I’ve barely scraped the surface of the class system that first attracted me to it. If the studio can stick to this development schedule, expect to hear a lot more about The Waylanders in the future.
Here’s the press release:
New Early Access The Waylanders Roadmap Shares Plans For Story, Companions, and More
A Coruña, Spain – June 29, 2020 – After a successful launch on Steam Early Access, Gato Salvaje Studio has released a roadmap with details on updates coming to their Celtic RPG, The Waylanders.
As shown in this new roadmap, The Waylanders team has committed to a biweekly cadence of content and gameplay improvement updates for the Early Access title. Of the revealed updates, focus will be on added content such as added quests, early companion loyalty missions, and lore. Each content release will be followed by an update tackling in-game improvements such as missing cinematics, bug fixes, and gameplay adjustments.
The Waylanders team is targeting an Early Access exit for the game in early 2021. More details on Early Access content updates will be revealed later this summer.
About Gato Studio Gato Salvaje, an indie studio based out of A Coruña, Spain was created in 2010 with the aim of becoming a benchmark in the national production of video games. In the past 8 years, they have created four games and are eagerly working on their next massive project, The Waylanders.