Daedalic’s First Turn-Based Strategy RPG is Looking Really Good

Blackguards

Daedalic Entertainment has risen to indie fame for its beautiful, hand-drawn adventure games like The Whispered World, Deponia, and most recently The Night of the Rabbit. But Blackguards is no point-and-click adventure.

Set in the popular European Dark Eye fantasy universe, Blackguards is a turn-based strategy RPG, the first of its genre created by the German indie studio. Daedalic’s adventure games are usually bursting with charm and whimsy, but Blackguards is much, much darker, telling the story of a corrupted world where a convicted murderer and his gang of rogues and outlaws, not knights in shining armor, are the last hope for defeating a great evil threatening the land. Players will be forced to get their hands dirty, deciding who to trust amongst the untrustworthy, and making choices that will have a lasting impact on their party of misfits and the world itself.

Blackguards will feature seven playable characters, over 40 hours of gameplay plus multiple endings and loads of side quests, nearly 200 different battle maps and more. Daedalic hasn’t released any new E3 footage of the game just yet, but you can check out the new gallery of screenshots here for a taste of the game’s turn-based combat system.

Be on the lookout for more Blackguards updates as the game’s Q4 2013 release approaches.

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