Dark Envoy is an RPG inspired by Dragon Age; Gamescom trailer out
Tower of Time dev Event Horizon is back with Dark Envoy, an RPG inspired by XCOM, FTL, and Dragon Age. Here’s new gameplay from Gamescom.
Polish developer Event Horizon is determined to smash RPG tropes, but it doesn’t shy away from acknowledging the greats of the genre. For its upcoming title Dark Envoy, the developer has cited games like XCOM, FTL: Faster Than Light, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age as inspiration. If games could come together to form supergroup bands, then this gang certainly qualifies.
Dark Envoy is set in a world where the Human Empire is clashing with the Old Races and Dark Technology is clashing with Magic. It’s against this tumultuous backdrop that our fantasy saga plays out, starring siblings Kaela and Kiros as they repair their parents’ broken airship and set out for adventure.
So far so Final Fantasy, but Event Horizon is keen on letting players call the shots when it comes to the story decisions. What legacy you leave upon the world is up to you and your conscience. Here’s the key art of the game, which features a benevolent version of the protagonist Kiros looking at a seemingly evil version of himself. Reminds me quite a bit of the classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games.
To find out how the game plays, have a look at its Gamescom trailer, which was released today.
Dark Envoy was announced a couple of weeks ago, and the devs put together an announcement trailer for it. Here’s a look:
As it says in the trailers up there, Dark Envoy will release in 2020 (in the latter half, it turns). It will release across PC (via Steam), PS4, and Xbox One.
In the meantime, you could check out Event Horizon’s debut RPG, Tower of Time, which released last year.
Also have a look at The Captain is Dead, in which you manage a harried starship crew after their captain is, well, dead. For some Lovecraftian spooks and scares, have a look at fellow RPG Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones.