After a heavy week, E3 2018 is belching out its last few proclamations, including the E3 trailer for GreedFall, the upcoming fantasy historical RPG from the industrious folks at Spiders.
GreedFall is set in the 17th century and inspired by European Baroque art, yet infused with magic. It’s about the settlers, mercenaries and treasure hunters that flee a disease-ridden land and discover a remote island that is filled to the brim with a magical force. The settlers quickly bump into the locals and tensions soon escalate.
Spiders say GreedFall is “a grand journey filled with mystery follows, as you find yourself in the middle of ever-increasing tensions between the invading settlers and the locals, who are protected by manifestations of the island’s earthly magic in the form of supernatural beings.”
At its heart, GreedFall is an RPG, look like most of Spiders’ work, but the complex interactions with the inhabitants of the island means it’s perfectly feasible to go the diplomatic or deceptive route rather than simply resorting to combat.
The fusion of colonial era and magic is certainly an intriguing one. Spiders has a spotty record for its games, but 2016’s The Technomancer demonstrated a studio that was really beginning to up its game. Fingers crossed the pattern continues for GreedFall.a
GreedFall is out in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.