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Shadow Realms Announced From BioWare

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm by Justin Cavender

Shadow Realms

Earlier today EA and BioWare announced Shadow Realms, a 4v1 online action RPG set in the modern world. Players will choose to either fight as or against the Shadow Lord. According to the press release, 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.”

Jeff Hickman, General Manager and Vice President at BioWare Austin said “Shadow Realms is a new BioWare RPG that 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.”

It appears 4v1 online experiences might be the way of the future. Games such as Evolve from Turtle Rock and Fable Legends from Lionhead Studios have certainly brought this model to our attention. Only time will tell if other game developers will build off this direction of storytelling. Of course folks have been playing games like Dungeons & Dragons for decades, and taking on the role of dungeon master is no easy feat. Do you set the players up against impossible odds and watch them die? Or do you let everyone have fun and give them time for their characters to develop?

Check out the live-action trailer for Shadow Realms and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: EA

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