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Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier is an unlikely sequel set in a robot-run sky city, coming June 3rd

Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier is an unlikely sequel set in a robot-run sky city, coming June 3rd

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 27 April 2022, 20:00:00

Tags: Coin Operated Games; Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier

You'd be forgiven for not remembering Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, Coin Operated Games' steampunk ("Neo-Victorian") isometric RPG set in alternate history flooded New York City. Empyre seemed vaguely promising when it was announced in 2017, but it soon became apparent that it was just an unusually well-publicized piece of shovelware. Somehow, the developer didn't appear to care or even notice when the game completely flopped after launching later that year. In fact, he immediately began talking about making a sequel. Well, that sequel was revealed this week with the title of Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier. This time the game is set in the Arizona desert circa 1925, in a mysterious city in the sky built by steam-powered automatons. Here's its announcement trailer and description:

Rising out of the desert in Monument Valley is a city unlike any other ever made. Perched atop massive pillars too impossible to be designed by human hands but built by strange robots called Mekanikals.

It is a refuge from the disasters plaguing the rest of the country. The coasts are flooded, and the land is overrun by devilish plant-like monstrosities. Life for humankind is nearly impossible and nature has taken complete control. Only the desert remains free from threat.

Sitting on a train to this city of wonders, you have a first class ticket to the easy life. But this utopian city holds dark secrets and getting inside in one piece will not be as easy as it seems.

Once you enter, riding high on the winds of change, will the city ever be the same again? Will you drag its mysteries into the light? What will become of the city if the truth is unleashed? Your journey to the far frontier will decide the fate of the last traces of humanity; are you prepared to change the world?


Cowboys, Robots and …
Retro-Futuristic City: Explore a city unlike any other
Robot Battles: See robots duke it out for the top prize
New Character Creation System: Make your own character with selected skills and perks
Customizable Professions: Create your own custom professions for your character
Expanded character options: More solutions to solve challenges
Evolved combat system: Controlling the battle is now more fluid
Improved Arsenal: New special weapons added
Party Inventory system: Easily share equipment between party members​

Okay then! As mentioned in the trailer and on its Steam page, Dukes of the Far Frontier is scheduled for release on June 3rd. So it won't be too long before we find out if it's an improvement over its predecessor in any way or if this is just a bizarre money laundering operation.

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