Tyranny was announced earlier this year as Obsidian’s next big cRPG, following the success of Pillars of Eternity [Review], and Paradox has now informed us that the game has a set release date: twenty-seven days from now, on the 10th of November. Accompanying the announcement comes a pre-order trailer for the game, which can now be purchased on Steam, GoG and the Humble Store for $44.99 or whatever your regional pricing sets it to.
A while ago I covered the until then announced companions, which have since seen two new additions: Eb, the Tidecaster, a mage belonging to an order that specializes in the manipulation of water, and Kills-In-Shadow, a half-woman, half-beast who will have the role of a bruiser in combat. You can see more about the two and others at Tyranny’s developer blog. Below, the pre-order trailer:
It reinforces what we’ve seen and read since the game was first announced: Tyranny intends to give the player some leeway on how they wield their authority, bestowed to them as a Fatebinder, a high-ranking officer of Kyros’ Army, and whether they’ll bring Kyros’ Law by force and evil or other, perhaps less aggressive ways. As the blurb on the trailer page has it,
“In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil has already finished – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. Players interact with the populace to inspire loyalty, disgust, or fear as they roam the world as an officer in Kyros’ forces, empowered to act as both judge and executioner. A nonlinear story offers players the chance to roam and alter the world as they see fit, and provides a highly replayable experience.”
Other trailers have shown us more of the story and how our actions can have far impacts, and some of the gameplay, which uses the same engine as Pillars of Eternity but features a different system and rules.