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Hang out with drug addicts and murderers in Blackguards


3:30 PM on 03.21.2013
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Straying from its more worn path, Daedalic Entertainment is branching out from adventure games to tackle the world of turn-based RPGs in Blackguards. Set in the land of Aventuria, the setting of The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav and the recently announced Memoria, Blackguards follows the adventures of a less-than-heroic band of unpleasant misfits, including a lecherous wizard and a drug-addicted half-elf. This group of unscrupulous rogues are led by a convicted murderer, the title's protagonist, who can either be a wizard, warrior, or a hunter.

Blackguards boasts upwards of 170 battle maps, over 40 hours of gameplay, and, unsurprisingly for a studio known for its adventure games, a focus on storytelling. On the topic of said story, Daedalic is being a tad vague, likely to save up for its presentation at GDC.

Unlikely as it may sound, this party of ne'er-do-wells are actually trying to save the world from a "dark menace," apparently. Well, it's always a lark to play as a villainous character, even if they are trying to stop an even more foul evil. Blackguards is set to launch in Q3 of this year. 

Hang out with drug addicts and murderers in Blackguards photo
Hang out with drug addicts and murderers in Blackguards photo







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