Shiro Games of Northgard fame is back with a new title. Available for PC via Steam Early Access, Wartales is an open world RPG set in the remnants of the Edoran Empire. Due to a plague that caused its downfall 100 years prior, the land has been plagued by bandits, thieves and other hazards. The player takes control of a group of mercenaries as they struggle to survive and maybe usher in a decent payday.
Wartales is estimated to be in early access for around 12 months but as the developer notes, it could be “even sooner, depending on how quickly we are able to reach our milestones and implement all of our planned features and content. But there’s no rush, we just want to ensure that whenever the final release may be, the game is exactly where it needs to be.”
The early access version includes three regions with 10 to 15 hours of gameplay each, though systemic content generation ensures that there’s even more in store. There are 550 items, 240 skills and 30 classes at present. More regions with their own content will be added along with additional generated content. Players can also expect “more diverse opponents,” new modes, and of course, patches to fix bugs and balance the game.
Wartales retails for $34.99 on Steam Early Access (though it’s currently discounted by 10 percent till December 8th). It will see a small price increase when it officially launches. Stay tuned for more details on subsequent updates in the coming months.
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