The Waylanders

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: Gato Salvaje
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2021

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'The Waylanders' Teases Reborn Characters Ahead Full Release - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2022 @ 7:00 a.m. PST

The Waylanders is an RPG that will provide players an engaging narrative featuring impactful character development, unique companion romance options, and a deeply technical combat system.

A fantasy RPG inspired by beloved classics such as Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights 2, and even a smidge of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (time travelling!), The Waylanders is a party-based experience set in the Celtic and Medieval eras featuring innovative and technical combat to make it stand out all on its own.

Real-time combat with a tactical pause option, The Waylanders can be played from the classic isometric, top-down view but can also be shifted into third person perspective. Featuring unique character creation and a massive 36 character classes based on six basic classes and 30 more advanced ones means every play style imaginable can be accommodated. Its most innovative offering, is the introduction of formations whereby characters will combine into offensive formations allowing for deep combat tactics and enabling players to play the game their own way.

In The Waylanders, you lead a party of 5 characters, utilizing over 800 different skills, to overcome challenges and defeat your enemies.

In less than two short weeks, Gato Salvaje Studio will be releasing their real-time-with-pause RPG, The Waylanders, from Early Access on February 2, 2022. Early Access players will have access to the new content at launch, and those who have yet to buy the game can do so for $34.99 USD on Steam and GOG. The price is planned to increase to $39.99 USD at launch with a two week 10% discount.

So far, Early Access players have been able to explore the Celtic Era, meet a cast of colorful companions, and discover a land filled with primordial magic. Soon, RPG fans will be able to step forward from the past into the medieval period where stone castles tower over haunted forests and humankind has spread into lands once held by creatures of myth. 

“The second act of The Waylanders is about rediscovery. From changes to the land, the rise of new factions, characters reborn, and companions transformed much will be different from what’s been experienced before,” said Gato Salvaje co-founder Fernando Prieto. “We’re excited to see how The Waylanders community experiences all the changes that have come to this world they’ve been exploring over the last year and a half.” 

As with many RPGs, the story is all about who experiences it beside the main character. Mortal Celtic companions have long since passed to time and immortal friends have had to live the last thousand years on their own. Rebuilding your team of companions is the first step after leaping into the future.

The druid Amergin is one of the first companions to join your adventure and his story continues to intertwine with yours in the future. Unlike many other mortals you’ve met, Amergin has experienced many, many years—kept alive by magic that has slowly been fading from the land.

The immortal Mourian Seer Nazhedja has also traveled the last thousand years the long way around. As an immortal, her youthful appearance is closely tied to the flow of the land’s magic and as it diminishes, so does she.

Key Features:

  • Real time combat with tactical pause, character creation and 36 classes (6 basic and 30 advanced)
  • Played from top-down isometric perspective that can be shifted to third person perspective
  • Inspired by RPG classics Dragon Age and Neverwinter Nights 2
  • 12 different combat formations (2 per class) where players fuse characters to provide varied and technical combat options

Currently available through Steam Early Access and the GOG Games In Development, The Waylanders is coming to PC on February 2, 2021.

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