At this year’s GDC, Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive announced Tyranny, a brand-new role-playing game heading to Windows, Mac, and Linux. Obsidian entertainment is the studio behind award-winning titles such as Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II. Tyranny introduces players to an original fantasy world where after a brutal clash between good and evil has taken place – evil has emerged triumphant. The game will feature a nonlinear story that will challenge players to find their role within the dominant empire and live with the outcomes of difficult, morally unclear decisions.
“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.” – Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment
As stated above, Tyranny takes place after 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 now dominate the face of the world and its inhabitants must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players will 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.
Tyranny is scheduled to release sometime later this year. For more information be sure to check out the game’s official website here. For future news on this exciting new game be sure to check back with The Nerd Stash, we will keep you updated.
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