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Shadow Of The Road

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Super.com
Developer: Another Angle Games
Release Date: Q1 2022

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'Shadow Of The Road' In Development By Former Outriders And The Witcher III Devs, Picked up By Super.com - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2021 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT

Shadow Of The Road is a tactical role-playing game and features a rich setting based on real history, a deep cast of believable and interesting characters, and riveting, calculated combat.

Set in the Boshin War era of Feudal Japan, Shadow of the Road drops players into a land torn apart by war. The forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate clash with Imperial armies throughout the land, with mass losses of life plaguing both sides. However, this battle isn’t as simple as one side against the other, as the mythical demons known as Yokai coupled with the Steampunk machinations of the dastardly East Nippon Company make the battlefield a far deadlier and more complex arena.

It’s Samurai vs. Soldier, Demon vs. Spider-mech in a battle for control of the Japanese islands!

Neither side will yield, neither will surrender, because they fight for something much more important than land or power – a place in history and the future of the Empire.

This turn-based tactical RPG places you in Japan at the bitter and bloody end of the feudal era. Your enemies are many, from implacable samurai to bizarre yokai from the Ne-no-kuni realm to the relentless steampunk mercenaries of the East Nippon Company, a British trade conglomerate with dubious intentions. Your decisions will directly shape the outcome of the story – stay true to your principles or choose the path of betrayal. Haunt or be haunted. Dispel the encroaching shadows by sword, gun, or spellcraft, or let them consume you.

Strategy and tactics work hand in hand as players will need to manage the interpersonal relationships and goals of each team member while also engaging in turn-based, tactical combat. In a world filled with rogue samurai, evil corporations, and mystical demons, only the most cunning of battlefield commanders will emerge victoriously.

Will you choose a disgraced ronin who’s lost his purpose in life, but finds hope in the most unexpected of places? Or perhaps a lost boy, destined to control the lives of many? An avatar of death who lives for love? You will find yourself in all these roles, and more.

The choice is yours – it always has been, even if you cannot comprehend it yet.

 


Super.com announced a partnership with the independent studio Another Angle Games to assist with the company’s upcoming tactical role-playing gameShadow Of The Road.

Headed by Lead Developer Marek Oleksiak, Another Angle Games is composed of industry veterans that have previously worked on AAA titles including The Witcher III and Outriders.

Super.com will work closely with the studio to assist with both the development and publishing of the title, providing their industry knowledge and expertise in the realm of independent video games. Super.com sees great potential in the budding studio, and their passion and love for the medium is evident in their dedication to creating rich, deep, and engaging experiences for players via their debut title.

“We see a very strong lore and setting in the project. That, combined with an impressive development background and focused attitude from the team, makes this an exciting partnership,” said Anna Grigoreva, Publishing Director, Super.com. “The guys are true fans of the game they are making and we see that their ideas are unique and fresh already by looking at early builds. Their projects will enrich the RPG genre.”

“This is our first title, but our team is built by extremely talented industry professionals and veterans that have launched renowned titles in the past,” said Marek Oleksiak, head of Another Angle Games. “Shadow Of The Roadis our first title as a studio and we’ve poured our heart and soul into the game. Bringing Super.com as a publishing partner, with their vast experience, is a blessing and we cannot wait to see what this relationship is capable of.”

Take on the role of a master strategist and become an entire team of characters with a variety of backgrounds and skills, each with their own motivations, desires, and fears... and set them on the path that best serves you.

In combat and on the road, your every choice will push your characters onto different paths. Your decisions determine who they become and whether they will build new bonds, abandon lifelong friendships or rebuild family ties.

The complex web of your team members’ goals and relationships also influences their battles. Prove that you can take advantage of the strengths – and weaknesses – of your team, for if you fail, your allies will not survive to see the end of the tale.

Only one thing is certain: every road you take will cast a shadow upon the lives of many. Choose wisely and discover what lies at the end of your own unique path.

Key Features:

  • Unique setting. A world in which magic and technology clash against each other. Supernatural beings derived from Japanese mythology manifest their displeasure with continuing industrialization of the country and profanation of sacred places.
  • Movie-like storytelling. Complex story full of humor and surprising plot twists. A mysterious child, political drama, romance, betrayal and an unknown traveler throwing himself into an epic conflict hoping to regain his honor.
  • Turn-based strategy. Gameplay that requires a lot of planning infused with unique mechanics allowing for creation of powerful combos and development of party member abilities.
  • Team building. An extended system of cooperative abilities based on relations between team members.
  • Exploration mode. Discover the world of Japanese mythology by finding hidden passageways to a mythical world. Help good beings and stay in their favor or defeat the bad ones should they threaten the locals.
  • Extraordinary visuals. An ambitious approach in which the creators want to deliver the story in a way that is visually striking.

Shadow Of The Road is coming to PC in Q1 2022.


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