Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga expands its pixel-art warfare with DLC this month

Legends of the fall

The season is about to change, and with it, we have some changes to Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga. The game’s upcoming Legends DLC will launch in time to join the fall playlist, which Freedom Games has showcased in a new trailer.

Developer Dancing Dragon Games (Skyborn, Echoes of Aetheria) first entered the battlefield with Symphony of War in June 2022. The title takes inspiration from series like Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle, which has resonated with retro strategy-RPG fans. The Legends DLC was revealed during the 2023 Guerrilla Collective showcase, just shy of the game’s one year anniversary. This update promises to deliver eight new chapters for the main story, 13 new unit classes, new characters, and additional game modes like the always-welcome New Game+.

Screenshot via Dancing Dragon Games

Class act

Symphony of War moves beyond focusing on specific troops to building up larger squads of up to nine units, eventually giving players command of a full army. The main heroes come into play when it’s time to lead those squads into the turn-based battles throughout the campaign. Familiar ground for strategy-RPG aficionados, no doubt.

Legends DLC plans to expand upon this these mechanics with a new army meta that introduces necromancy and the undead. If raising an army of your own sounds like too much hassle, maybe literally raising them from the dead would be a more, um, palatable option?

As for the aforementioned new chapters, the eight added to the lineup are concurrent with the existing main story. They’ll focus on expanding plots and tying up loose ends instead of starting anew with fresh faces and factions. 

We’ll get to see how it all expands for ourselves when Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga goes live with its Legends DLC on August 28, 2023.

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