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Paradox Interactive have announced that Tyranny, the new RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, will be released on November 10th worldwide for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. The announcement comes along with a pre-order trailer, which you can see below, that shows off some of the game’s combat and story elements. You can see our first impressions of Tyranny, which we got to see in action at E3 2016 here.

Tyranny marks the latest in a long line of RPG games from experienced developer Obsidian, and looks to be every bit as unique as it’s predecessors. It takes place in a fantasy world with a twist; the battle between good and evil has already taken place, and evil has won. The player character will take the role of a powerful ‘Fatebinder’ in the army of the new evil overlord, known as Kyros, and choose to inspire either loyalty or fear as you bring the last holdouts of the realm under his control. That’s more than just hyperbole too, similar to previous Obsidian games like Pillars of Eternity, the world of Tyranny will be reactive, and the choices you make in the game will have far-reaching consequences. As the developer themselves puts it:

As a Fatebinder in the Overlord’s army you wield a vast amount of power in the occupied lands of the Tiers. Will you use that to inspire stability and loyalty, will you be feared, or will you seek your own power?

Combat in the game will be ‘real-time with tactical pause,’ will feature magic and some visually impressive abilities, as seen in the trailer above, and will be party-based. It’s got a nice modern style to the looks and the developers say it will feature new, ‘party-driven mechanics’ though details on what this will entail are not yet clear. Outside of combat, the game features fully voiced characters, as well some comic book art style cut-scenes.

Along with the base game, RPG fans will be able to purchase the ‘Commander Edition, Archon Edition, or Overlord Edition.’ Each comes with its own bonus items, which we’ve broken down for you below:

Commander Edition:

  • Base game
  • Ringtones
  • Forum Icon
  • Forum Avatar

Archon Edition:

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Digital map
  • Digital short story collection
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Wallpapers
  • Exclusive avatars
  • Coat of arms

Overlord Edition:

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Digital collector’s guide book
  • Digital art book

In addition to this, pre-ordering any of these editions will net you two in-game items; the ‘Fatebinder’s Seal’ and the ‘Commander’s Will.’

The game is available to pre-order now, through Paradox directly, here. It’s also available on GOG DRM-Free here (Affiliate link). The release date is the 10th of November 2016.

Will you be pre-ordering Tyranny? What do you think of those special editions? How excited are you that we get another Obsidian RPG in less than a month? Let us know in the comments. 

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Dom O'Leary

Staff Writer

I'm a dyed in the wool gamer of the now irrelevant (I'm told) generation-X. If I'm not gaming, you'll find me writing about games, writing my wonderful fiction (opinions may differ), playing guitar, or eating... sleep is a distant memory.