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"Nobody never gets to (Orc) heaven, and nobody gets no (Orc) land."

Posted by: Nathaniel at 12/6/2011 12:20 PM
 
Of Orcs and Men.
 
No, it's not the gritty reboot no one asked for.  In fact, it is the new RPG from Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive.  In a world at war, where the realms of men encroach on the lands of Orcs and Goblins with nary a consideration, where Orcs are enslaved and Goblins are summarily executed, players take the role of an elite Orc soldier from the legion of Bloodjaws - elite Orc warriors.  Sent on a mission to gain revenge on the human who started the bloodshed, and soon joined by a Goblin, you'll meet wizards, assassins, and soldiers of the Empire of Men.  Of Orcs and Men is set for release sometime next year for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  To learn more, follow the jump.




OF ORCS AND MEN, ORCS AND GOBLINS UNLEASHED IN VIDEO!

Of Orcs and Men today unveiled an explosive video teaser!
This grand role-playing game, jointly realized by Cyanide (Concept and Production) and Spiders (Realization and Development) for PlayStation 3® Xbox 360® and PC, today showed more of its unique universe and its two heroes through a minute of dynamic video.
This video is the opportunity to discover more of this roleplaying game endowed with a strong identity and unique ambiance, and its two heroes: a powerful Orc, and a Goblin, that all opposes except for their skin color, which earned them to be hunted down by the soldiers of the Empire of Men.
Now wanted by the Empire, they are determined to lead their mission to success: assassinate the one who, alone, is responsible for the great war which ravages the Orcs and the Goblins... the Emperor of Men himself. An epic quest awaits our two heroes, which will bring them across the whole Empire and beyond; the video of today is a foretaste of all that awaits you!
Take arms, and lead the rebellion of Orcs and Goblins in 2012!
 
About Of Orcs and Men
Of Orcs and Men immerses you into a brutal world at war, where the Empire of Men’s oppressive threat looms over the territories of the Orcs and the Goblins. Goblins are systematically persecuted and slaughtered, while Orcs not killed in battle are captured and enslaved. The game first puts you into the role of an elite Orc soldier from the legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors deeply involved in the war opposing the Orcs and Goblins on one side to their persecutors, Humankind. As a veteran warrior who has seen the most brutal of battles, you are appointed by the Orc commander to complete a mission that could change the course of the war: kill the one man responsible for all of this bloodshed, the one who has, for years, exhorted the human masses to loath and fight the green-skinned people: the Emperor himself.
A Goblin will soon join you to aid you in your mission… he is everything the Orc is not. But you find that this works to your advantage as you fight on the battleground and off. Making advantage of their natural traits, they have their own skill trees you will develop. While the Orc focuses on power, reflecting his incredible strength, the Goblin will benefit from darker powers and stealth abilities, making him the perfect assassin.
From the filthy alleys at the foot of the Great Wall, to the depths of the Empire of Men, your two infiltrated heroes will face the greatest dangers through their epic quest. They will commune with the Wizards, fight the assassins and soldiers of the Empire of Men, and oppose the powerful Sisters of Laments.
As the world falls into chaos and you face a cruel and merciless humanity bent on eternal persecution of Orcs and Goblins, your unlikely duo will have one last chance to change the course of History and, hopefully, bringing peace between your peoples.
Of Orcs and Men is scheduled for 2012 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
 
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2011, Focus will publish important games such as A Game Of Thrones – Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels “Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next BIG Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.
www.focus-home.com

About Cyanide Studio
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin.
http://www.cyanide-studio.com