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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Shiro Games
Developer: Shiro Games
Release Date: April 12, 2023

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'Wartales' Pirates of Belerion DLC Gets Mid-December Release Date, Coincides With Free Update - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2023 @ 2:53 p.m. PST

Wartales is an open-world RPG where players lead a group of mercenaries in search of wealth across a massive medieval universe. Explore the world, recruit companions, collect bounties and unravel the secrets of the tombs of the ancients!

Developed by Shiro Games, the studio behind the Evoland series and Northgard, Wartales is a medieval, open-world tactical RPG following a mercenary warband.

A century after the Great Plague ravaged the world, those who remain struggle to survive. The cities still standing cautiously eye their neighbors, as roving raiders stalk travel routes in hopes of plundering valuables from unsuspecting travelers. Honest work is difficult to come by in this age, but in such dark and dangerous times, hired blades are always in high demand.

Journey across an expansive open world spanning multiple regions in a free-form adventure. Take up arms as a fledgling band of mercenaries seeking work from local taverns, fiefdoms, and duchies. Amass gold and precious resources while growing the company's renown and attracting fresh recruits to replace fallen comrades for whatever trials lie ahead.

Mercenary life is a hard one, and the clash of steel is a constant threat. Overcome beasts and bandits alike in tactical turn-based battles where positioning and strategy are the keys to survival. Send sword-wielding brutes headlong into enemies to engage them in combat before directing thieves to flank foes and strike from behind. Command archers to rain arrows on survivors to slow their retreat and run them down before collecting the spoils of war.

Wartales sets sail towards new horizons in the Pirates of Belerion DLC, coming ot PC ( Steam and GoG) on Dec. 14, 2023 alongside a free update offering a new class, weapon type, foes, and more.

Navigate the dangerous waters of Belerion, a treacherous archipelago home to notorious seafarers. Captain an impressive vessel in Wartales’ largest region yet, clashing with plundering pirates while absorbing a rich new island culture. Hunt for untold treasure and earn an ocean-wide reputation by taking down a list of infamous Sea Lord captains one by one.

Maneuver through wind conditions while engaging in strategic marine-based combat. Board and battle on enemy ships or attack from afar with powerful ballistas. Tactfully allow adversaries close to challenge other captains in dramatic 1v1 duels. Customize the mobilized mercenary camp at sea before embarking on a thrilling voyage with more than 25 hours of content.

“We are deeply committed to nurturing and expanding the world of Wartales for our devoted community,” said Quentin Lapeyre, Game Director, Shiro Games. “Our hired blades have offered so many excellent suggestions over the years and we’ve used that feedback to enhance the game further. We cannot wait to see the stories they create in Belerion.” 

Outside of a new nautical adventure, a free update will be released alongside the Pirates of Belerion DLC adding a new class, weapon type, items, foes for existing factions, and customization options that allows one to alter skin color, hair, and facial hair. Additionally, bug fixes and quality-of-life enhancements further the gameplay.

Where will the wind take these downtrodden souls? Find out when Pirates of Belerion launches Dec. 14, 2023 on Steam and GoG for $19.99/€19.99/£16.99 with English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Portuguese language support.

Celebrate making it through each day by making camp to rest. Feed the fighters to keep them healthy and pay their wages every three days to keep the troupe together. Running low on food and coin can be disastrous, leading to desertion, mutiny, or worse. Pass time at camp by leveling up troops, unlocking new classes, and equipping new gear before returning to the road for another day of adventuring. Each character archetype has multiple subclasses with a variety of distinct strengths, and subsequent level-ups bring boosts to core attributes.

Build up the warband's reputation by taking on jobs in inns and marketplaces found in each city. Purchase supplies from friendly innkeepers — or have a burglar pilfer their wares. Hire blacksmiths to repair armor and forge new weapons. Recruit new companions eager to make a name for themselves. Then venture into the wilderness to hunt, gather, and explore wild and mysterious lands to salvage valuable loot and uncover untold surprises.

Key Features:

  • Explore
    • Journey through the gigantic world of Wartales and explore each of its corners in your quest for notoriety, wealth and recognition.
    • Explore lively and vibrant villages, vestiges of a forgotten time, abandoned mines, deserted camps and more that litter this vast continent as you unravel the history of the world.
  • Prosper
    • Fight your way out of perilous situations with a new twist on tactical turn based combat, as you are confronted by wild animals, fearless bandits and more...
    • Recruit new companions with numerous unique specializations, skill sets, weapon preferences resulting in a plethora of possible builds.
    • Accept contracts that will see you defend, liberate and save the many inhabitants of the land, be they good natured people just trying to make their way or those with less honorable motives...
    • Collect bounties! From the most insignificant petty thieves to the lands most notorious figures, there’s no such thing as a profit too small to take.
  • Develop
    • Enhance you and your companions capabilities with a deep and intuitive RPG progression and crafting system.
    • Improve your group’s equipment by gathering materials and crafting powerful new weapons and tools.
    • Develop your camp, adding new amenities, tools & equipment to increase your group’s morale and efficiency.

Wartales is available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) at $34.99 USD

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