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Turn-based RPG Blackguards releasing this January

Posted by: Travis at 10/16/2013 10:00 PM

Daedalic Entertainment has announced that its upcoming turn-based role-playing game, Blackguards, is now scheduled to release in January 2014. Blackguards is set in the Dark Eye universe, which is a German tabletop role-playing game created in 1984.

Blackguards Senior Producer Kai Fiebig comments on the game's release delay, "All the time we've gained now will be used to put as much effort as possible into improving the game. We'll optimize performance, implement new features and also polish the visuals."

Blackguards will be available in January 2014 for Windows PC. Read after the break for further details.



Blackguards: Release Date rescheduled

Hamburg, October 16th, 2013 – Blackguards, Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming turn-based RPG has been rescheduled to January 2014. This game is not only new ground for the developer in terms of is grim storytelling; a turn-based RPG also means a whole new genre for adventure-specialist Daedalic to tackle.

'Of course we want to ensure the highest quality, even if we tread on new ground; and most of all, we want the players to enjoy the finished game.', Kai Fiebig says, Senior Producer of Blackguards.

'All the time we've gained now will be used to put as much effort as possible into improving the game. We'll optimize performance, implement new features and also polish the visuals.'

Blackguards will be available January 2014 for PC.

About Blackguards
Blackguards is probably one of the bleakest stories ever told in the universe of 'The Dark Eye':

What if the only remaining hope of a world is not a company of virtuous heroes, but instead a bunch of outcasts and criminals?

Blackguards will answer this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, accompanied by a group of no less dubious characters.

They may spare the world its grim fate, but their good deeds are neither acts of kindness nor heroism, but appropriate to their roguish nature, the result of their attempts to save their own hides.

Staying alive is a feat of its own, since it's not only the long arm of the law wants their heads. There are also other, mysterious powers with much more sinister intentions on their trail. As if all this wasn't enough, Aventuria's south is crawling with dangerous beasts and monsters...

Blackguards is a turn-based RPG with strategic combat and combines the studio's high standards of storytelling and unique characters with thrilling action and an elaborate 3D environment. Challenging quests lead the player through a dark story of doubt, treachery and loss.

About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment is a Hamburg-based indie-studio that develops and publishes high-quality games worldwide, focusing on the projects with strong narratives. Over the last few years, Daedalic has collected 17 German Game Developer Awards (incl. “Studio of the Year 2009”), five German Computer Game Awards (incl. “Best Game 2011”), and more.

About The Dark Eye
The Dark Eye has been Europe's most best known fantasy RPG universe since 1984. In addition to the popular pen&paper adventures the Dark Eye is the basis for a successful series of videogame adaptions. The Dark Eye is licensed under Chromatrix GmbH.