Set forth into an expansive medieval low-fantasy world, managing an ever-growing Warband, while taking on dangerous work for the right price. Frequent taverns, farms, and duchies across the Edoran Empire, seeking clientele to help grow the mercenary band’s notoriety, key to recruiting new blades. Amass an array of riches and gear while moving through different territories on an epic, open-ended journey where no corner of the world is off-limits.
BORDEAUX, France – Nov. 13, 2021 – Wartales, a medieval open-world tactical RPG following a mercenary warband developed by Evoland and Northgard developer Shiro Games and publisher Shiro Unlimited, adventures in search of wealth and glory on PC via Steam Early Access Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.
Nearly a century after the Great Plague ravaged the Edoran Empire, its inhabitants still struggle to survive. Feudal lords maintain an iron grip on their territories while villagers eye neighbors distrustfully, fearful of losing what little they have left. As hope fades across the empire, mercenaries and sellswords grow into the backbone of all allegiances due to their undying loyalty for whoever lines their pockets.
Customize each party member’s equipment, stats, and class specialization to face untold dangers like roadside brigands and monstrous creatures. Keep a balanced party, relying on melee-focused Brutes, ranged Archers, devious Thieves, and more to overcome encounters in tactical, turn-based combat. Outposition enemies, flank foes, and unleash powerful abilities to cut through challengers and return to camp with spoils of victory.
Spread earnings out among each member of the troop during nights spent by the welcoming glow of a campfire. Cook replenishing meals, upgrade members’ equipment, and spend experience to unlock new abilities and professions before paying weekly wages, because loyalty never comes cheap. Keep morale high by ensuring the warband’s wares never run dry before heading into unknown regions where local legends, lore, and mysteries await.
“The reception to Wartales’ reveal during this Summer’s PC Gaming Show was better than we could have imagined,” said Nicolas Cannasse, Game Director, Shiro Games. “We are eager to open the gates to Edoran with the launch of Wartales on Steam Early Access Wednesday, December 1. Sharpen your blades, equip your best armor, and prepare for an open-world dark fantasy adventure!”
Wartales will launch on Windows PC via Steam Early Access on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Portuguese for $34.99.
About Shiro Games
Shiro Games is an independent studio created by video game veterans Sebastien Vidal and Nicolas Cannasse to bring new innovative games to life. Based in Bordeaux, France, the studio released its first project Evoland in 2013 and its acclaimed sequel Evoland 2 in 2015. Shiro Games then launched its popular Viking strategy game Northgard on Steam in 2018, which has gone on to sell more than 2.3 million units across various platforms.
For more information on Shiro Games, please visit the official website.