League of Geeks has revealed two additional characters for their fantasy board game come to life, Armello, which will release on September 1, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac and Linux.
The final build of the game, including Zosha the female rat and Barnaby the male rabbit, will be playable for the first time at PAX Prime. PC gamers who can’t wait until launch to play have up to July 31 to purchase the game on Steam Early Access, after which the title will not be available until the official release.
The second hero from the Rat Clan, Zosha, the Whisper, takes advantage of the cover of night and goes into Stealth every sunset. While hidden from sight Zosha can outmaneuver her competition, avoiding aggressive heroes while also sneaking up on those who least expect it. Her low body stat means she must be careful to pick the right battles, but her unusually strong fight makes her a tough competitor to defend against, especially when her opponent can’t see her coming.
Barnaby, Screwloose, from the Rabbit Clan is an impressive tinkerer allowing him to swap items in and out of his inventory depending on what any given situation calls for, making him highly adaptable to multiple strategies. His self-made armor grants him a very high body stat allowing him to take several heavy blows from other characters, while a respectable fight score means he can also deliver tough strikes of his own.
Armello takes players to a vibrant magical world tinged with darkness and throws them into a struggle for power against other players and the mad lion king who is being slowly corrupted by a mysterious dark force called the Rot. After choosing a character from one of four animal clans, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, players fight for their chance to ascend the throne as the lion king terrorizes his subjects and sinks further into insanity.
There are no safe havens in the world of Armello. Gamers must watch out for the king’s loyal guards, evil banes spawned by the Rot and other power-hungry characters as they move, fight and quest across the board to claim the crown and rule the land.
“The public have had access to the first four heroes of Armello for a while now, but these characters bring all new levels of complexity, variety and replayability to Armello’s gameplay,” said Trent Kusters, founder and director, League of Geeks. “Playing a game knowing that Zosha could be lurking on any tile at night or Barnaby is likely to have the perfect tool for every situation, are game changers. It’s another way we’re delivering on the simple depth all great board tabletop experiences possess.”
The Early Access build of Armello is available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam for $24.99 until July 31. After that date, gamers must wait until Armello’s official release on September 1 to download the title.
About League of Geeks
League of Geeks is a Melbourne-based Australian indie developer made of industry veterans. While Armello is the studio’s first game, the team members’ individual resumes cite famous AAA franchises including Pokemon, Grand Theft Auto, Dragon Age and Warhammer.
League of Geeks’ goal is to create innovative games in original fantasy worlds with engaging stories.
To learn more about League of Geeks please visit http://leagueofgeeks.com/