Larian Studios, the team behind the acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin series, announced their next title today in collaboration with Logic Artists. They’ve released the first Divinity: Fallen Heroes trailer, confirming they’ll stick with their established universe, yet deliver something unique in the setting.
While the Original Sin series is an action RPG at heart, the Divinity: Fallen Heroes trailer showcases a project that took the franchise’s formula and morphed it into a tactical RPG. Logic Artists says the upcoming spin-off “marries rich tactical gameplay with RPG choices and consequences, and introduces a wealth of new features and mechanics”. They promise “a tactical game with all the depth of an RPG.”
Aboard The Lady Vengeance, players will experience new lands, weapons and skills across the world of Rivellon. You’ll recruit both new and pre-existing heroes, including Malady, Fane, Ifan, Lohse, Sebille, Red Emperor and Beast.
The Divinity: Fallen Heroes trailer gives us a glimpse of the game’s 60 plus missions. All of which can be played solo or via title’s two player cooperative mode.
Gunpower is a new addition to the franchise, allowing characters to utilize a plethora of guns and rifles. The surface types of Oil, Fire, Ice, Water and Poison return, with the new inclusion of Sulfurium to affect strategies on the battlefield.
There are 30 plus unit types in the game to choose from. Each of which can be expounded upon with over 200 skills. You’ll also have to choose whether to advance your technology research artefacts in order to get the most of your squad.
Your flying battleship, The Lady Vengeance, is almost a character in itself. As you play through the game, you’ll continually unlock source powers for your vessel that will aid you in battle. You’ll also have the ability to recruit veteran troops. But should they perish in battle, they’re gone for good.
The game will be playable at PAX East in Boston beginning tomorrow. Larian Studios says the game itself will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. For other indie games coming soon, checkout our complete catalogue here.