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Early Access Procedurally-Generated Tactical RPG Wildermyth Launches June 15 on PC

Wildermyth Release Date

Developer Worldwalker Games have announced the release date of Early Access procedurally-generated tactical RPG Wildermyth.

The game emphasizes that your choices can determine how your heroes develop. The choices you make will not only affect the skills they have in battle, but their romances, mutations, or if when they die they go in a blaze of glory or become dismembered to fight another day. Legacy Heroes can re-appear in future playthroughs, eventually becoming a myth onto legend.

Players must build their party of warriors, rouges, and environment-manipulating wizards; to beat back one of five factions threatening the land. Flank your enemies, wall your allies to protect them, and use the terrain to your advantage to win. Liberate, protect, and develop settlements for more bonuses in your next chapter.

The public roadmap also promises several improvements post-launch; including more combat maps, a live instrument soundtrack update, a sixth unlockable campaign, performance improvements, modding improvements, and custom monster groups (wuth class and race support if feasible).

“We’ve been excited and humbled by the response Wildermyth has received on Steam Early Access so far,” said Nate Austin, Co-Founder and Lead Programmer of Worldwalker Games in the press release. “We can’t wait for even more players to create their characters and take them through this really unique RPG journey of growth, love, loss, and sacrifice.”

Wildermyth is currently Early Access on Windows PC (via Itch.io, and Steam), and launches June 15th. In case you missed it, you can read our preview hereEditor’s Note: This preview was based on the game’s March 11th 2019 build.

Wildermyth is a character-driven, procedurally-generated tactical RPG. Like the best tabletop roleplaying experiences, Wildermyth gives you choices and answers your every decision with consequences that drive your characters forward.

Lead a band of heroes as they grow from reluctant farmers into unique, legendary fighters. Combat unexpected threats and strange monsters across interactive battlefields. Unravel mysteries and share pensive moments in an ever-new fantasy setting that blends hard truths and sacrifice with humor and personal storytelling.

Where does your myth lead? Come help us uncover it!

  • Reminiscent of tabletop roleplaying, unique heroes are born in unique settings every game. They age, transform, fall in love, disagree, and make harrowing sacrifices.
  • Each hero brings their own organic history and personality with them, but your choices and combat skills are what decide their paths and outcomes.
  • All heroes die someday… but you get to hold on to your favorites. Reintroduce them in the next adventure, and over many lifetimes the myths you make will form your own legendary pantheon.

An Imaginative Papercraft World
The Yondering Lands, where the game is set, is a richly layered world populated with hand-painted 2D characters and scenery. We’ve paid loving attention to breaking molds and exploring new ideas: no orcs, elves, or goblins here—but watch out for the telepathic insect-dragons and the clockwork undead.

Extreme Character Depth
Each of your heroes has their own unique generated history, personality, and appearance, and will form relationships with your other heroes. All of these elements change and develop over the course of a playthrough, as characters age, encounter mysteries, and overcome challenges.

Choices That Matter
Your hero may choose to trust the enigmatic wolf god, leading to a hair-raising change in their appearance and combat abilities. Or they may pursue a romance with a fellow hero, giving each of them a shared buff and more story opportunities. Encounters and events have permanent, character-defining effects, letting you craft the arc of each character.

A New Approach to Death
Did your favorite character get one-shotted by a tentacled horror-bear? Choose to let a hero “fall back” with a maiming that will lead to some transformative new paths in their legend, or let them go out in a blaze of glory to be remembered for generations to come.

Deep and Creative Tactical Combat
Combat in Wildermyth emphasizes teamwork and careful positioning, as well as imaginative use of your evolving capabilities and surroundings. Walling and Flanking mechanics provide clear but conflicting incentives, while mystical interfusion lets you remake the battlefield with explosive magic. Multiple difficulty levels mean you can get as intense as you want to.

Endless Replayability
Pick and choose from a huge bank of combat abilities as your heroes level up in each playthrough, and decide whether you prefer offensive or defensive tactics, brute strength, stealth, or magically flinging fire from a nearby lamp into your enemies’ faces. Procedural generation gives you new heroes, new enemies, new story events, and new maps every time you play.

A Custom Pantheon of Legends
You’ll have the freedom to customize hero appearances, names, histories, and more. As time passes, heroes grow old and may retire, or else might fall in combat—and yes, some will survive all the way to the end. You can add your favorite heroes to a roster of legends and call on them again in later playthroughs. Build your own mythologies and share the awe-inspiring might of your heroes with others.

Image: Itch.io

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