We’ve been getting a few games with historical settings recently. There’s been quite a gap in the time periods shown, though. We’ve had 20th Century titles focussing on things like the two World Wars. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, we’ve seen the last couple of Assassin’s Creed games showcasing the Greek and Roman empires. Well, French developer, Spiders, is aiming to plug this gap a little by giving us a game that’s influenced by 17th Century Europe and the baroque art of that time. You may have noticed I said “influenced” and that’s because their latest title, Greedfall, is not exactly a game clinging to historical accuracy.
Greedfall is set in a world rife with monsters and magic. As unpleasant as certain aspects of the 17th Century was, I’m pretty sure they never had to deal with those things. However, this move away from historical accuracy does offer up some enticing gameplay and action. Like most of Spiders’ output, this is another action RPG. You’ll need to negotiate some diplomacy as well as participating in combat and even some stealth. Well, if that sounds like your kind of game, you’ll be interested to know that Greedfall now has an official release date. It’s scheduled to launch on 10th September. If this date sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same day as Gears 5.
To celebrate the announcement, Focus Home Interactive (the game’s publisher) has released a new trailer. You can check it out below along with the official description of the game –
GreedFall, the latest RPG from Spiders studio, invites you to forge your destiny on the uncharted island of Teer Fradee, when the game releases September 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Today, get a glimpse of its world, characters and secrets in the Release Date Announcement Trailer.
The old world is dying, and its weary population is plagued by a seemingly unstoppable disease. The only glimmer of hope lies in rumors that a cure may be found on the recently discovered island of Teer Fradee. Joining your cousin, governor Constantin D’Orsay, along with various factions with their own directives and hidden agendas, journey into a new world seeping with magic. Will you align yourself with one of the new colonies, or join the natives in their struggle for liberty?
Player freedom and choice are core to GreedFall, as your decisions will build friendships, break alliances, diffuse conflicts and shape the future of the island. Exploring a brave new frontier, your search for lost secrets will rely on more than just skill in combat. Everything, whether a dialogue option, choosing a stealthy approach, or even your choice of companion in a given situation may alter the outcome.