Hamburg, Germany 16th January 2014– Hamburg based adventurers Daedalic Entertainment announce today the release of a series of video guides detailing the intricate rules of The Dark Eye, the RPG universe Blackguards is set within. The German developers will release the videos through their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/daedalic
The first guide, focusing on character classes is available to view now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSjvNRCq4I&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJc-FppH_dRbXWOpUK-7fjg
Since the original release over thirty years ago, The Dark Eye has become Europe’s most successful Pen & Paper RPG system with multiple expansions over the course of its history. Keen to stay as true to the original as possible, the Blackguards developer have implemented the sophisticated criteria unique to The Dark Eye while still remaining accessible to players new to the universe.
These rule sets are most evident in the Blackguards level-up system and character development . Players will receive ‘adventure points’ after each battle which can be used to increase attributes such as skills, agility, courage or spells at any time, making the process of building a character from the base classes more dynamic. Daedalic will also be adding free character customisation from the start of the game via a patch upon release following community feedback from the recent Early Access program.
The first four chapters of Blackguards are available via Stem Early Access now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/249650/
Blackguards officially releases on 24th January 2014 for PC and Mac for £29.99 for the Standard Edition and £44.99 for the Collector’s Edition.
What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armour but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards – the new turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment explores this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, who with the help of a team of more than questionable characters must save the world from a dark menace. During the wild chase throughout the South of Aventuria, the world of The Dark Eye, there is more to fight than vicious creatures – chapter by chapter a story full of intrigue and surprising twists unfolds. But when life and death are in the player’s hands, how far will they go to reach their goals?
The first turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment unites the studios high standard of a suspenseful storytelling and unique characters with gripping battles in elaborately crafted 3D-environments. In taxing campaigns the player takes part in a dark story full of doubt, betrayal and loss.
Whether the player chooses to go into battle as a mighty warrior, a clever wizard or a skillful hunter, the first battle isn’t far away. Over 180 individually crafted battle maps full of interactive objects and strategically complex situations lead the player to exotic locations and put them through deadly trials.
About Daedalic Entertainment
From its Hamburg offices Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer- and videogames to a global market. The company’s focus lies in producing excellent entertainment-software with a strong narrative characteristic. With titles such as Chaos on Deponia, Harveys New Eyes and Chains of Satinav, Daedalic was able to set new standards in adventure-gaming and was awarded with 21 German Developer Awards (“Studio of the Year 2009, 2013”, among others), five German Computer Game Awards and a European Games Award. As a publisher, Daedalic brings unusual and extraordinary titles such as Torchlight II, Botanicula and Tales of Monkey Island to the German market. The foray into the turn-based RPG-genre is a first for the company, covering new grounds for Daedalic.
About The Dark Eye
Released in 1984, The Dark Eye has been Europe's most successful Pen & Paper RPG system and has been the basis of number of videogame adaptations. The Dark Eye is licensed under Chromatrix GmbH.
The Dark Eye is a trademark of Significant Fantasy Media Rights GbR.