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Munich, April 28, 2020 | The time for breathtaking adventures in the darkest Aventurian dungeons is near: The fantasy co-op multiplayer role-playing game The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes by Random Potion and Wild River Games will be released on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 for PC at a price of 29.99 EUR on Steam.


In The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes, players create and develop their own characters, adding a unique backstory to their hero before they set out to seek their fortune in groups of up to four players. The gameplay is based on a thorough recreation of the largest German role-playing ruleset The Dark Eye. It allows the players to experience a captivating adventure that creates a real pen&paper atmosphere in the fantastic universe of one of the most famous and storied role-playing games of all time.


"The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes has everything that makes for a good role-playing game and it's simply fun; we're very proud of that," says Marc Wardenga, Managing Director of Wild River Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Telepool Group. "One of our primary objectives was to be in tune with the great tradition of The Dark Eye world. We are sure that the fans and all those who love great fantasy RPGs will love our game."

"What was most important to us was to create a compelling multiplayer gaming experience that feels like real pen&paper. The world of Aventuria is the perfect setting for this because it is so rich and has inspired us beyond measure. We are very pleased with the result," says Arto Koistinen, creative director at Random Potion.

The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes | Key Features

  • Exciting multiplayer co-op mode with up to 4 players
  • Singleplayer mode with 8 individual storylines and personal quests
  • Authentic roleplaying experience through a consistent adaptation of pen&paper rules
  • Randomly generated adventures and maps for endless replayability
  • 4 playable species: elves, half elves, dwarves and humans
  • 12 playable professions, e.g. Assassin, Mercenary, Blessed One of Rondra, Knight or Black Magician
  • Pen&paper style fighting system 
  • Extensive character development with hand-painted Inrah cards
  • Crafting of weapons and equipment
  • Legendary and rare items
  • Personal treasure chest for own items
  • Based on the popular The Dark Eye rulebook (5th edition)
  • Original world map of the Aventurian Middle Kingdom
More information about The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes is available on the Wild River webseite, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sign up here to add The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes to your wishlist on Steam.

About The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes

The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes is a co-operative multiplayer role-playing game for up to four people. Both gameplay and narration are based on the well-known role-playing game classic The Dark Eye. Players meet for individual adventures on procedurally generated maps suitable for quick sessions. They will immerse themselves in the impressive universe of one of the longest-standing role-playing games in the world.

About Wild River Games

Wild River Games is a publisher and developer within the internationally successful TELEPOOL group. Wild River Games produces games for all popular platforms. The spectrum extends from licensed titles of well-known brands for a young audience such as the action adventure game bayala - The Game to core games like the innovative action space shooter Battleplanet: Judgement Day or the PC role-playing game The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes, which will be released in 2020. The focus of all Wild River titles is on maximum gaming fun by lean but effective game mechanics and intuitive operating concepts. 

About Random Potion

Random Potion is a team from the burgeoning games incubator that is Finland. The company, with gaming nights part of its weekly curriculum, is comprised of game industry veterans who have worked on a plethora of titles: Urban Empire, a recent city building success; the award-winning mobile roleplaying game Rimelands: The Hammer of Thor; the tabletop roleplaying satire Knights of Pen and Paper 2, as well as global franchises ranging from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Pixar movies.