Menu

“Tactical RPG” Dark Envoy Announced for 2020

Out of the blue, Event Horizon Games has announced Dark Envoy, a “non-linear RPG” with tactical combat and a gothic steampunk feel. The cryptic trailer nonetheless gives us a glimpse of the character designs and cosmic environment, informed by a narrative co-written with Michael Chatfield, renowned for his works in the literary RPG genre. Citing influence from the Divinity series, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect, Dark Envoy will unfold as isometric, cooperative RPG with an open world that cannot be fully explored within a single playthrough. It additionally comes equipped with 15 character classes, whose skill trees can be mixed to further diversify your character. Though we have not seen the game in action yet, gameplay stills forecast an atmospheric, detailed world design paired with intricate turn-based combat that will yield plenty of replay value.

Orbiting around the battle between Dark Technology and Magic, Dark Envoy will place a lot of power in the player’s hand, to change the narrative and carve out their own identity. Character designs mix elements of the old west, high fantasy, and retro-skewed science fiction that appears to transcend its influences. We have been especially lacking in quality steampunk games recently, excepting city-builder Frostpunk and zombie RTS They Are Billions. Dark Envoy should satisfy urges for a more action-oriented steampunk game, given the recent absence of the Bioshock franchise and the false start that was The Order: 1886. Event Horizon Games also met success just last year with the kindred spirit Tower of Time, an expansive dungeon crawler that put the studio’s approach to tactical RPGs on the map.

Dark Envoy is on track for release in the latter half of 2020, for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 with the possibility of additional ports down the line. With the pedigree Event Horizon Games has already carved out for themselves, along with promised contributions from Michael Chatfield, and an obvious attention paid to environmental detail, Dark Envoy looks enticing to say the least.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Newsletter

Cover art for the first 3 dragon quest games that are now coming to Nintendo Switch

The First Three Dragon Quest Games Are Coming Soon to Switch

Publisher Square Enix has announced via twitter that the original three Dragon Quest games are coming to the Nintendo Switch. All three games are coming to the eShop on September…

September 16, 2019, 11
PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Surpasses 30 Million Units In United States Market

PlayStation 4 is nothing short of a resounding success for console manufacturer Sony. The console reached the impressive 100 million units shipped milestone faster than any other console, making it…

September 16, 2019, 12
The Game Awards Logo

Geoff Keighley Announces the Date for The Game Awards 2019

Geoff Keighley is not only famous for making a cameo appearance in Death Stranding, he also created The Game Awards – the annual celebration of the best of the best…

September 13, 2019, 63
Girls doing yoga using Ring Con controller

Do Yoga, Kill Monsters in Ring Fit Adventure on Switch

Last week Nintendo shared a pretty bizarre teaser trailer showing happy families getting physical with a mysterious ring-shaped peripheral. Today they drew back the curtain and officially announced Ring Fit…

September 12, 2019, 75
Left Alive gameplay image, features main character Mikhail behind cover

Left Alive Postmortem Review– Metal Gear Slop

Dead in the Water Amidst the legendary blowouts of its contemporaries Anthem and Fallout 76, it is the relatively under-the-radar Left Alive that has been given the bomb beneath the…

September 9, 2019, 118
Screenshot from Project Resistance teaser trailer. Features 4 characters with weapons walking through a decrepit building

Resident Evil Game “Project Resistance” Gets a New Trailer

Capcom have just dropped a teaser trailer for Project Resistance, a Resident Evil spin-off that we now know to be a “team-based survival horror experience” according to the official Resident…

September 9, 2019, 101

Throwback Review: The Witcher 2

The Witcher 2 was many people’s first introduction to the series, including my own. Developed by Polish team CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 2 originally came out in 2011 for…

September 7, 2019, 154
Project Witchstone Key Art

Project Witchstone – PAX West 2019

Project Witchstone has a lot of bold features that take RPG games to a new level. It’s meant to be a return to tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons where…

September 7, 2019, 91

Metal Revolution – PAX West 2019

Welcome to a new generation of fighting games. From developer and producer NEXT Studios, Metal Revolution brings a unique experience to all fighters who never flinch in the face of…

September 6, 2019, 128
DEEEER Simulator Cover Art

DEEEER Simulator – PAX West 2019

DEEEER Simulator is similar to Goat Simulator, made by NASPAPA Games; the game is all about broken physics and how you can abuse those to destroy the world around you. Unfortunately,…

September 6, 2019, 127