BioWare has officially announced a new game called Shadow Realms, following a number of mysterious teaser trailers over recent weeks.
According to BioWare Austin general manager Jeff Hickman, the game is set in a constantly evolving fantasy world and features four versus one action RPG gameplay.
“This game brings us back to our roots in the realm of classic pen and paper RPG, but also delivers something that’s completely new and innovative for our fans,” Hickman said.
“Shadow Realms has the hallmarks of all BioWare games with a rich story, a unique world setting and deep combat progression, but built as an interactive experience that evolves the genre and broadens the appeal to online gamers all over the world.”
Shadow Realms will be released for PC in late 2015, and gamers can register for the closed alpha test on the game’s website.
“Players will have the choice to play either as – or against – The Shadowlord, building experience and progression whether they have chosen good or evil,” EA explains, in part. “The over-arching narrative will be released episodically, playing out over time like a great TV series, providing players the ability to experience story-driven adventures as a community.”
“In Shadow Realms, Modern Heroes on Earth are being awakened and recruited, because of magical powers they never knew they had, to fight in a new and dangerous war against the Shadow Legions of Embra.”
“The Shadow Legions, who have been battling on Embra for years against the members of the Radiant Empires, have gained new strength with the coming of a powerful, unknown force that we call the Shadowlords. And, they have just figured out how to leave Embra and invade Earth.”