Avowed, Obsidian’s Skyrim-style RPG, will feature two-handed combat and ‘multiple class playstyles’

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Published by our colleagues at Windows Central an article with some fresh info about Obsidian’s upcoming first-person fantasy RPG on Tuesday. There aren’t many new details, but we’ve learned a few things: Writer Jez Corden says the Avod will feature a “multiple class playstyle” with two-handed combat, which is dual-wielded, two-handed weapons or weapons. will enable combinations. Wizardy, according to sources familiar with the game’s development.

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Some of the spells will also be two-handed, according to the report, which says that Fireball spells, for example, will be performed “using complex-looking hand gestures.” Weapons will be enchanted, and it’s possible that the Muscat-style firearms that appeared in the Pillars of Eternity isometric RPG – set in the same world as Topper, remember – would also be usable.

Combat appears to be more “loadout-based” than Elder Scrolls games, with class-specific gameplay styles: Warriors will focus primarily on physical attacks, with abilities such as kicks and shield bashes, while spellcasters will focus on magic. will have the ability to bind specifically. Button. It will be a more “colorful” game than the latest Elder Scrolls RPG, Skyrim, with different environments—caves, forests, temples—some of which can be destructible. Swimming may also be possible.

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These details point to ways in which Avaved may differ from The Elder Scrolls, but the game is still in development, so some of it will likely change between now and release.

There’s still no indication of what Aveed will actually be about or when it will arrive: it takes place in the Pillars of Eternity World, the Living Lands region of Iora, a northern frontier that hasn’t been seen in any of the games. . In other words, while we will undoubtedly see familiar elements of the world, such as spells and enemies (eg the lizard-like Zaurip will reportedly appear), Obsidian can pretty much do whatever it wants with the narrative.

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Avod has no release target at this time, but reports say the game is currently in a “pre-alpha” state.

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