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01/10/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Hamburg, 10 th January 2013 – Acclaimed German publisher Daedalic Entertainment today announce the upcoming turn-based RPG Blackguards is now available to Mac users through the Steam Early Access.

The first four chapters of Blackguards is available via the Steam Early Access program, giving the community the chance to influence the game’s development prior to release later this month.

Three different packages of Blackguards are available through Early Access, all of which include the final version of the game upon launch. Players are also able to buy additional extras exclusive to the Early Access*:

·         Blackguards Standard Early Access Edition – £18.99:  Includes each Early Access chapter of Blackguards for PC at the earliest availability as well as the final version of the game at launch for PC and Mac.

·         Blackguards Early Access Deluxe Edition - £26.99: Includes the Standard edition and a 150-page digital art book of the game, bonus developer interview videos and six exclusive wallpapers.

·         Blackguards Early Access Contributor Edition - £29.99: Includes the Deluxe edition and the first Blackguards DLC, a copy of point & click adventure Chains of Satinav as well as the buyers name featured in the game credits.

*The bonus items won’t be available until the final release of Blackguards.

Blackguards on Steam Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/249650

Blackguards will release in full on 24 th January 2014 for PC and Mac.

About Blackguards

What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armour but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards – the new turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment explores this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, who with the help of a team of more than questionable characters must save the world from a dark menace. During the wild chase throughout the South of Aventuria, the world of The Dark Eye, there is more to fight than vicious creatures – chapter by chapter a story full of intrigue and surprising twists unfolds. But when life and death are in the player’s hands, how far will they go to reach their goals?

The first turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment unites the studios high standard of a suspenseful storytelling and unique characters with gripping battles in elaborately crafted 3D-environments. In taxing campaigns the player takes part in a dark story full of doubt, betrayal and loss.

Whether the player chooses to go into battle as a mighty warrior, a clever wizard or a skillful hunter, the first battle isn’t far away. Over 180 individually crafted battle maps full of interactive objects and strategically complex situations lead the player to exotic locations and put them through deadly trials.

http://www.blackguards.de

For review code, assets or more information on Blackguards or any other Daedalic game, please contact:

Charley Grafton-Chuck

Johnny Atom Productions

T: +44 (0)203 176 0139

M: +44 (0)7971 073914

E: charley@johnnyatom.com

About Daedalic Entertainment

From its Hamburg offices Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer- and videogames to a global market. The company’s focus lies in producing excellent entertainment-software with a strong narrative characteristic. With titles such as Chaos on Deponia, Harveys New Eyes and Chains of Satinav, Daedalic was able to set new standards in adventure-gaming and was awarded with 17 German Developer Awards (“Studio of the Year 2009”, among others), four German Computer Game Awards and a European Games Award. As a publisher, Daedalic brings unusual and extraordinary titles such as Torchlight II, Botanicula and Tales of Monkey Island to the German market. The foray into the turn-based RPG-genre is a first for the company, covering new grounds for Daedalic.

http://www.daedalic.de

About The Dark Eye

Released in 1984, The Dark Eye has been Europe's most successful Pen & Paper RPG system and has been the basis of number of videogame adaptations. The Dark Eye is licensed under Chromatrix GmbH.

The Dark Eye is a trademark of Significant Fantasy Media Rights GbR.