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Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Travian Games
Developer: Portalarium
Release Date: March 27, 2018

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'Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2018 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is the spiritual successor to Richard Garriott’s Ultima and Ultima Online games and invites players to immerse themselves in a rich fantasy adventure set in a persistent online world shared with many others.

Shroud of the Avatar will focus on what made his seminal Ultima series great. Players will be introduced to the game, but then discover their own story. There is an overarching story woven into the player experience, and players may choose to follow the life of the adventurer or, if they prefer, focus on exploration and discovery. Players may even choose the life of a homesteader, either safely within the settled lands or on the dangerous but potentially lucrative frontier. The world is full of opportunities and challenges!

As a multiplayer fantasy RPG, Shroud of the Avatar binds together many of the key features that made the Ultima series popular, including wide-reaching freedom to explore a living, breathing fantasy world enriched by a player-driven crafting and economic system; an advancement path where players are confronted with ethical choices based on Virtues;  multiple MMO gameplay features combining to comprise a unique, shared online experience set within a persistent world. Players can opt to play solo or with friends, owning their own houses or even entire towns, and sign up and cooperate within various in-game guilds.

From familiar psychological profiling used to create your character to organically derived game response to player behavior, fundamental virtues and consequence of actions play a huge role in Shroud of the Avatar. Players will be free to choose their path, but must then live with the consequences of their actions.

Shroud of the Avatar’s crowdfunding campaign is one of the most successful ever for a video game. Since early 2013, Portalarium has raised nearly $12.5 million in order to fund the game’s development. After launching on Early Access in 2014, Shroud of the Avatar has been updated for backers every month.

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is set to launch globally on March 27, 2018 for $39.99/€36,99/£30.99 (or Free Trial).

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