Developer Team17 has announced a partnership with Brazil-based independent developers Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design to publish tactical RPG Sword Legacy: Omen.
Sword Legacy: Omen is set in a ‘candlepunk’ Arthurian world called Broken Britannia. This tactical RPG gives you control of Uther, a guilt-ridden knight who has failed to protect his lord. Seeking vengeance, he is on a quest to locate King Arthur’s long-lost sword, Excalibur, and save the world from devastation.
Your companions include Merlin, an eldritch sorcerer; Duanne, an inexperienced but loyal lancer; and Gwen, thief and gambler. Your search for Excalibur will take you through rich environments including Mercia, Northumbria, Anglia, Kent and Wessex (all names that will be familiar to Brits!).
The tactical turn-based combat has been influenced by classic games such as Final Fantasy Tactics and X-COM, and promises to be challenging with rich environments.
The trailer below shows some of the gameplay footage, as well as menus and character screens – and shows off its distinctive, dark cartoon style.
Plus, it’s full of promise – Sword Legacy: Omen has already won lots of awards since development started two years ago. Most recently, it was a Finalist for Best Brazilian Game 2017 at BIG Festival 2017 and at SB Games 2016 it was recognised for Best Storytelling, and was Finalist for Best Audio and Best Game.
Despite being influenced by King Arthur and British history, Sword Legacy: Omen has been created by Brazilian developers Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design, and will be published by Team17 Digital Ltd. It has been built using Unity3D and will be available on PC, Mac and Linux with English and Portuguese language support at launch.
Sword Legacy: Omen will be released later this year on PC, Mac and Linux with English and Portuguese language support.