Daedalic Entertainment has released the first video in a series of dev diaries for their upcoming RTS, A Year Of Rain.
In the above video, key members of the dev team discuss the setting, lore, and art direction for the game. The video also offers the first glimpse at the game’s third faction, the Wild Banners, which are a loose alliance of nomads, survivalists, and other humanoid creatures that live of the edges of society.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
A desolate realm, kept in flux by the steady rhythm of battle; a proving ground for those with great ambition. War is in peoples’ blood. A necessity in their struggle for survival and power.
A Year Of Rain is the upcoming ultimate team real-time strategy game. Choose your faction, team up and take control of a legendary hero who has unique powers and individual talents!
Choose one of three rival factions and get immersed in a gameplay mixture of base building, resource gathering, unit recruiting and battling against other players online or in campaign mode against AI. Structures and units can be upgraded in order to enhance efficiency and power. With your carefully assembled army led by a legendary hero, you will be able to fight alongside the noble House of Rupah, the Wild Outcasts or join the Restless Undead. A battle without mercy begins.
The team RTS A Year Of Rain combines classic real-time strategy elements with a strong focus on hero units. Both the co-op campaigns and online and offline modes are being designed with a team of two in mind. The classic 2v2 skirmish mode is being developed for competitive matches from the very start. Meanwhile, “Against all Odds“ is an innovation in the genre where two lone heroes face two entire armies, who have full command over units and structures.
- The ultimate Team RTS. Play together across all game modes.
- Ambitious campaign, designed for co-op experience
- A 2v2 skirmish that is truly designed for team-play
- Unique asymmetric 2v2 multiplayer mode “Against All Odds”: Two heroes face two entire armies!
- Unique factions
- Compelling multi-layered story
- Elaborate, stylized art
- Powerful iconic heroes to lead your army
- Soundtrack by award-winning composer Neal Acree
A Year Of Rain is coming to Windows PC via Steam Early Access on November 6th.