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Armello's "Game of Thrones With Animals" Digital Board Game Heads To PS4

| 26 May 2015 18:45

Armello developer League of Geeks will bring its anthropomorphic fantasy game to PlayStation 4, complete with extensive visual upgrades.

How do you describe a game like Armello? As a digital board game that looks like a Catan RPG? As a mash-up of Game of Thrones and Secret of of Nimh? Now that developer League of Geeks has unveiled a new trailer, I'm inclined to go with "absolutely gorgeous", thanks to an aesthetic that effortlessly combines everything epic and charming. What's more, this latest trailer introduces Armello's latest character while announcing the game will also receive a PlayStation 4 release this upcoming September.

Armello is set in an anthropomorphic animal kingdom, where the Mad Lion King suffers a condition called "the Rot". Each player must traverse the procedurally-generated board, completing quests and exploring dungeons, until they can restore balance to the kingdom or slay the Mad King in the name of their animal clan. Gameplay itself combines three specific styles - the randomized tactics of card games, the thoughtful strategy of board games, and the character development of RPGs.

With Armello's PS4 trailer, League of Geeks is taking the opportunity to present its latest visual upgrades. The new system will include overhauled lighting and shaders, volumetric cloud and weather effects, high detail character models, and a complete reworking of the environment itself. These upgrades will also be included in Armello's PC, Mac, and Linux versions. On top of that, the trailer also reveals Armello's latest character - Brun Oathbreaker, the male bear clan hero. The finished game will include eight playable characters, including heroes from the Rat, Rabbit, and Wolf clans.

As it stands, Armello is a fantastic-looking game that should be well worth paying attention to during its Sept 2015 launch. That said, if you can't wait to find out more an Early Access version is available right now on Steam.

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