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Today’s Spotlight is Grand Guilds, a tactical RPG with card-based mechanics by Drix Studios.
Grand Guilds follows Eliza and her fellow guildmates on their mission to find the culprits behind a series of attacks all across the land of Irin. The game plays like a turn-based tactical RPG, but your characters’ skills are based on a deck of cards. Customize each character’s skill deck as they level up and learn new abilities.
You can find the release date trailer below.
Grand Guilds is available on Windows PC (via Steam), and Nintendo Switch for $19.99.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
Grand Guilds is a story-driven, tactical RPG with unique card combat mechanics. You and your comrades will journey the lands of Irin, a continent on the brink of another war, while engaging in challenging tactical combat.
After a year-long mission, Eliza returns to the seemingly normal city of Ozryn when suddenly a horde of mysterious creatures set fire to the streets. Upon repelling the enemies, Eliza and her guild strive to discover where the attackers came from, only to realize that the phenomenon happened all over the continent… all at the same time. With her guild’s reputation on the line, she takes it upon herself to find and capture whoever is behind the attacks. It is up to Eliza and her trusted guildmates to discern the true motive behind the unusual assault before the other guilds of Irin suffer the same fate, or worse.
- Turn-Based Strategy – Learn and master the fundamentals of tactical combat. In Grand Guilds positioning, terrain, and your action points will mean the difference between victory and defeat.
- Card Combat System – A diverse set of skill cards will form the abilities of your units, making every turn more dynamic and each decision more important and meaningful.
- Deck Building – Tailor each character to your playstyle by customizing their skill decks. Obtain powerful new abilities by completing quests or leveling your characters.
- Guild Quests – Embark on challenging, procedural missions that yield exciting rewards. Increase your guild’s reputation to earn bonuses that will aid you in combat.
- Diverse Cast – Each playable character has unique mechanics and abilities that enable them to fill various roles in your squad such as tank, support, and damage dealer.
- Epic Narrative – Unravel the mysteries shrouding Irin, a continent on the brink of war. Follow Eliza and her companions as they journey through this vast, magical world.
- Partial Voice Acting – Heroes will shout out their actions in combat and express their feelings during dialogue with short voice lines.
Will you help Eliza in her struggle to save the beautiful world of Irin?
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