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DELFT, the Netherlands, January 23rd 2014 – Triumph
Studios, the team behind the Overlord and Age of Wonders series,
today reveals the Rogue leader class of Age of Wonders
- Youtube Rogue Video:
- Triumph Website Rogue Class
"Rogue Lords are masters of stealth, manipulation and theft. Any
foolish citizen who makes trouble, disappears without a whisper in
the middle of the night. Rogues employ charm, poison,
assassinations, and the magic of the shadows to appease their
subjects and manipulate rival leaders. Rogues have two faces: one
they wear in public, while the other is a ruthless schemer behind
closed doors, directing sinister forces that wait in shadow for the
perfect moment to strike."
--"Gifted Lords of the Third Age" - by Ralinstone Pedant,
Age of Wonders III introduces RPG-style class-based character
building to the strategy genre. The leader persona of the players,
consisting of a main class, race, and specializations, forms the
heart of their realm. RPG style skills are extrapolated to affect a
whole empire. Leader characters range from Elven Princesses and to
Machiavellian Rogues and ruthless Warlords. Today we reveal details
of the Rogue class.
Examples of Rogue Class Units include:
- Scoundrel – The dirt fighting henchmen of the Rogue with
the ability to climb fortifications.
- Succubus – Corrupted seductress built at cities from one
of the main races. (Yes – we also have Dwarven Succubi
with beards). Can convert units on the battlefield.
- Shadow Stalker - Incorporeal monster of elemental
darkness. Has protection against physical weapons.
Rogue Skill Examples:
• Mass Battlefield Panic – Attempt to panic all enemy
units on the battlefield. Units that were not Panicked are Hindered
instead. Panicked units don't obey orders and attempt to flee from
enemies or escape the battlefield.
• Night Wish - The caster's domain is shrouded in a
sinister darkness and becomes unexplored for other players and all
units suffer a vision range penalty.
• Rain of Poison Blades - Rains down armor piercing blades
covered in poison.
• Plague of Brigands - Infiltrates the domain of a target
enemy city with brigands that attack everything within sight.
The Rogue Class can be mixed with any of the six races and can
be further augmented using specializations leading to additional
Age of Wonders 3® has been rated Teen(T) by ESRB and has an
estimated March 2014 release date on PC. It will be published
through digital distribution and brought to retail stores in
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About Triumph Studios: Founded in 1997, Triumph Studios
B.V. is an independent video game developer and publishing company
based in Delft, The Netherlands. Triumph Studios focuses on
combining the team’s creativity with its proprietary
multi-format Creator EngineTM to forge captivating and unique game
experiences. As the original creators of the critically acclaimed
Overlord® and Age of Wonders® series, Triumph Studios has a
track record in creating games that are innovative, commercially
successful, and which lead to demand for multiple sequels.
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