Paradox Interactive today announced a new release for early next year. The Fantasy Strategy game Elven Legacy is being developed by 1C company, and is scheduled to be released in Q1 2009.
Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.
Play as an elf or a human, in the two primary campaigns – or why not the Orcs, in a wide variety of bonus missions? With the accompanying tools, players may also create their own missions and campaigns, and share them through multiplayer.
"This is one of the best-looking TBS games I've seen in a long time, and it follows in the same spirit of games like Heroes of Might and Magic, Master of Magic, and Warlords Battlecry", said Paradox Interactive Executive Vice President Fredrik Wester. "The developers have really taken care to provide extensive depth and content, which could make this game one of those that stays on gamers hard drives for a long time".
1C:Ino-Co CEO Alexei Kozyrev said, "In Elven Legacy, we've focused greatly on making the plot intriguing and nonlinear. Our games are already known for their rich tactical opportunities, which usually come highly rated by players. This, combined with our improvements in the AI and interface, allows for this game to appeal both to fans of turn-based strategies and to newcomers to the genre."
From our first impressions of the game, Elven Legacy is looking like an improved and enhanced version of. Hopefully we will find out more about this title soon.
You can see the first screenshots.