Hamburg, October 16th, 2013 – Acclaimed German Publisher, Daedalic Entertainment have today announced the upcoming turn-based RPG Blackguards will release in January 2014 on PC. A step away from the adventure games Daedalic are known for, Blackguards sees the Hamburg based publisher break new ground in terms of genre as well as the dark storylines the game follows. New screenshots for the game have also been released.
'Of course we want to ensure the highest quality, even if we tread on new ground; and most of all, we want the players to enjoy the finished game.', Kai Fiebig says, Senior Producer of Blackguards.
'All the time we've gained now will be used to put as much effort as possible into improving the game. We'll optimize performance, implement new features and also polish the visuals.'
Blackguards will be available January 2014 for PC.
New screenshots for the game can be downloaded from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mfltk0yv2e235y9/ZmrWCs5w7M
Blackguards is probably one of the bleakest stories ever told in the universe of 'The Dark Eye'; What if the world’s last hope is not a company of virtuous heroes, but a band of outcasts and criminals?
Blackguards answers this very question. Players take on the role of a convicted murderer, accompanied by a group of no less dubious characters. They may spare humanity its grim fate but this was neither an act of kindness nor heroism, but true to their roguish nature just the result of their attempts to save their own hides.
Staying alive is a feat of its own, not only are they hunted by the long arm of the law, but mysterious powers with much more sinister intentions are on their trail. As if all this wasn't enough, South Aventuria is crawling with dangerous beasts and monsters...
Blackguards is a turn-based RPG with strategic combat and combines the studio's high standards of storytelling and unique characters with thrilling action and an elaborate 3D environment.
Challenging quests lead the player through a dark story of doubt, treachery and loss.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment is a Hamburg-based indie-studio that develops and publishes high-quality games worldwide, focusing on projects with strong narratives. Over the last few years, Daedalic has collected 17 German Game Developer Awards (incl. “Studio of the Year 2009”), five German Computer Game Awards (incl. “Best Game 2011”), and more.
About the Dark Eye
The Dark Eye has been Europe's best known fantasy RPG universe since 1984. In addition to the popular pen & paper adventures, the Dark Eye is the basis for a successful series of videogame adaptations. The Dark Eye is licensed under Chromatrix GmbH. The Dark Eye is a trademark of Significant Fantasy Media Rights GbR.