Developer Random Potion and Publisher Wild River Games announced a release date and released a new trailer of The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes.
While many may not be very familiar with The Dark Eye, it’s the most successful tabletop RPG in Germany, where it surpasses Dungeons & Dragons in popularity.
There have also been plenty of video games dedicated to the series, often dubbed with the North American name Realms of Arkania, but they have remained relatively obscure like the original RPG itself.
The new game will be released on June 9 on Steam, and it includes 4-player co-op to sweeten the deal.
You can check out the trailer below.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an official description.
Based on THE DARK EYE license, Book of Heroes puts you right into the fantasy world of Aventuria where you can raid dungeons and experience adventures, together with friends or alone, that you can only overcome with combined skills and forces.
Play with up to 4 players where you combine the specialities of the different species and professions to overcome enemies, puzzles and challenges in the myriad of procedurally generated maps.
Choose from 12 different professions such as Assassin, Mercenary, Blessed one of Rondra, Knight or Black Magician and one of the four playable species: elves, half-elves, dwarves and humans and individualize the appearance of your character as you see fit.
Enjoy extensive character development opportunities and item crafting in addition to common, improved and legendary items lootable throughout the game.
Play with friends or alone in single-player mode with eight individual storylines. Hire a few companions at the Inn of the Black Boar for your adventures.
Based on the popular THE DARK EYE (TDE) License and rules (5th Edition), the game is developed in close cooperation with the rights owner Ulisses Spiele. TDE is a role-playing system plunging groups of players into the fantasy world Aventuria. TDE has a long tradition, with the first Edition appearing in 1984.