“Watch some cute animal videos. Remind yourself that you could easily kill and eat every one of those tiny, helpless creatures. Preferably in front of their owners.”
What the hell kind of game is this?
It’s a survey created by Paradox Interactive and Obsidian Entertainment that playfully tests your capacity for evil. The studios won’t actually announce what their new game is until later this week. That’s understandable given that the Game Developers Conference is kicking off this week, and so we should expect a whole ream of trailers, interviews and panels revealing various bits and pieces about upcoming titles.
(NX information, anyone?)
But I digress. Paradox, Obsidian, and evil. The former’s games can be particularly nefarious especially if you like a bit of sibling rivalry with your regicide. And let’s not forget the fun of exemplifying Stirling Archer levels of obnoxiousness in Alpha Protocol.
I feel like the underling’s capability for retaliation is being underestimated here. But maybe it’s not because you’re an overlord or some kind of summoned demon; I’m starting to think of the Overlord games now.
The new game will be announced via Paradox’s Twitch channel on 11:00 AM AEDT Wednesday (8:00 AM AWST, 10:00 AM QLD time and 10:30 AM for those in Radelaide). Given the histories of the two studios, it’d be surprising if there wasn’t some kind of strategy/RPG cross-over here. Turn-based, probably, although a real-time game would be quite nice.