GreedFall Gets A Cinematic Story Trailer For E3 2019

Developer Spiders is back with another RPG title, this time set in a 17th century fantasy land.
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GreedFall gets an E3 2019 story trailer. Focus Home Interactive

French developer Spiders is back with their latest upcoming action RPG, published once again by Focus Home Interactive. Moving away from the reaches of space, the developer is now crafting a story deep within a highly stylized and fictional fantasy setting.

The title, called GreedFall, is quite interesting for two things: one is its setting. GreedFall features a mix of the 17th century, which is an age primed with discovery, and a fantasy setting, filled with magic, monsters, and otherworldly creatures. The closest I can think of to liken GreedFall to is The Witcher, but even then, we have yet to see gameplay for Spiders’ next title. We do get to see a story trailer for E3 though, which you can watch below.

The trailer gives a glimpse into the events which lead to the game. It seems that an unknown plague has ravaged your home continent, leading to an expedition into a far off, distant island said to be filled by many wonders, one which may hold a possible cure. On the forefront, it seems to be a story about the pitfalls of colonialism, and plays pretty much like the story of James Cameron’s Avatar, albeit in a very different setting.

The developers do promise some freedom in your choices, though. You play as a neural human, one who must ally himself/herself with either the island’s natives to save it from destruction or the various factions that vie for control, each with their own reasons for being there. Tensions soon arise between the various groups, and you'll have to choose between the invaders and their superior technological advancements or the islander’s magical abilities, in addition to their supernatural protectors.

I believe that in terms of story-driven RPGs, Spiders is one of the top dogs right now, even though they’re not a AAA studio at all. I thoroughly enjoyed The Technomancer, and even found it more compelling to play than Fallout 4. As such, I’m very interested to see what they will do with this unique setting, as well as if they can add to the successes for Focus Home Interactive’s penchant for medium-sized titles.

GreedFall will be released sometime in September for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

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