As revealed in the IGN Summer of Gaming showcase, Gato Salvaje Studio has announced their upcoming RPG, The Waylanders, will launch into Steam Early Access June 16, 2020. The Early Access version of The Waylanders is priced at $34.99 USD and will launch with a temporary discount of 10%.
The Waylanders is a party-based experience set in the Celtic and Medieval eras that explores mythology from Celtic Spain and surrounding regions. Featuring real-time combat with a tactical pause, the player party can combine into offensive formations allowing for deep combat tactics. With six basic classes, 30 advanced classes, and 9 companion characters to battle beside and romance, all kinds of RPG playstyles can be accommodated.
The Waylanders is not only a game about legends, it is a story of our culture and our roots. All the team was deeply involved in the development, and I’m very proud of the work we’ve done so far. As we head into Steam Early Access, we want the game to grow with player’s feedback so it becomes not only a fantastic RPG, but also the best Celtic game possible.Sergio Prieto, Gato Salvaje Studio Creative Director.
The Steam Early Access version of The Waylanders contains around 10 to 12 hours of the planned 40 hour adventure, with more than 8 unique locations with over 40 maps to visit while exploring the Celtic Age of the game. While The Waylanders begins its Early Access journey in English-only, additional languages (Spanish, Galician, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Russian) and features such as loyalty quests, crafting equipment improvements, and advanced classes are planned to be added in later updates. As development continues, the team plans to release periodic updates with gameplay changes until the final launch. A roadmap will be released shortly after the Early Access release.
After a successful Kickstarter in November 2018 where 3,362 backers raised nearly $170,000, bringing writer Emily Grace Buck to the project as the title’s main writer and Narrative Director. Emily was joined by experienced writers Chris Avellone and Gavin Jurgens-Fyrhie as The Waylanders developed. This announcement goes out alongside the release of the beta build of The Waylanders to Kickstarter backers, giving them a taste of the game before it goes live later this month.
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