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Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier Released

Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier Released

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 3 June 2022, 18:09:55

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

Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier, the inexplicable sequel to 2017's shovelware steampunk RPG Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, was released today. There's no launch trailer so I'll just quote the developer's press release, which once again touts real time-with-pause combat as some brilliant new invention.

Auburn, New Hampshire – June 3, 2022 – Coin Operated Games announces today that its Neo-Victorian RPG Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier, has come to Steam. Developed by a team of industry veterans from such influential companies as Crytek, Codemasters, Gameloft and Creative Assembly, Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontieris a top-down isometric RPG that takes place in a Neo-Victorian Wild West circa 1925.

Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier is set in a Neo-Victorian version of the Wild West where you've got a first-class ticket to explore a seemingly utopian city run by steam-powered robots that society has become increasingly reliant upon. In this mecca of machines and social revolution, a carefree life awaits, or so you've been led to believe. Discover the secrets of the robotic working class, and claw your way to the truth in this isometric alternate history RPG adventure!

Featuring a top-down isometric presentation, Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier will rekindle old-school PC RPG fans with feelings of some of the classic story-driven RPGs of the 90s.

While the combat should feel familiar to veteran players, there’s been a familiar modern twist added now that the game uses a hybrid Real Time/Turn-based System. Players can enter a “Planning Mode” where they choose actions for each character in their party while combat is paused, and when entering into the “Action Mode” all characters will perform simultaneously, giving players complete control over their party while presenting a streamlined combat system that eliminates waiting for each character to act in sequence.

“One of the things we strove for when designing Empyre was to project a believable vision of the future,” said John Randall, Creative Director of Empyre. “But not just any future. An Utopian vision of the future based on Gilded Age turn of the century technology. A future based on steam-powered contraptions and all manner of mechanical marvels. People and society exist and act as they did in the early 20th Century but live in an amazing city fashioned by wondrous machines. We feel this will give the players a one-of-a-kind experience that they haven’t seen anywhere before.”

Developed by Coin Operated Games, Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier is now available via Steam.

For more product information, visit www.empyrethegame.com, on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1935460/EMPYRE_Dukes_of_the_Far_Frontier/ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Empyrethegame-272522026282358/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/EmpyreTheGame #nowatertodrink and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/EmpyreTheGame
Empyre: Dukes of the Far Frontier is available on Steam for $20. Too bad Roqua isn't around anymore to tell us how it is!

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