Ready to take on a dark and deadly world, one in which old-school RPG elements are constantly at the fore? Keeping a beady eye on the development of Early Morning Studio’s party-based RPG Vendir: Plague of Lies would probably be for the best.
Coming to console, PC and mobile devices in 2022, Vendir: Plague of Lies is Early Morning Studio’s party-based RPG. Set in the dark and atmospheric world of Vendir, the game’s new reveal trailer gives players an enticing taste of what’s to come in this title that builds on the team’s RPG-pedigree to deliver tactical initiative-based combat, a cast of fascinating characters to recruit and interact with, and a rich and storied world to explore.
It’ll whisk us off to the gruesome world of Vendir, where the royal family make money from child slavery and the economy of whole towns rides on selling severed chunks of dead bodies and warfare is as common as rain. Yep, this is not an RPG where you’ll be taking on the role of an epic hero but instead, you’ll be crawling your way out of the gutter of poverty, plague and destitution.
Taking on the role of a character who receives a message asking for aid from their sick and elderly mother, you will be thrust into danger in a kingdom where the slightest of crimes are met with the most torturous of punishments. If that was bad enough, it gets worse as the tyrannous King Elrik has forbidden anyone to leave the city ever again, leaving you with a long and arduous quest that will put you in conflict with the brutal power that oversees Vendir’s misery.
Early Morning Studio promise to draw on the rich-history of classic RPGs, as Vendir: Plague of Lies party-based combat uses a turn-based initiative system to create intriguing tactical battles. Your party will be composed of a cast of compelling characters who will add to the game’s story as much as they do your prowess in combat, interjecting themselves in your conversations with NPCs to create a rich tapestry of conversational options and outcomes.
From there you should expect to encounter an intricately crafted world, steeped in history and brought to life through a carefully crafted atmosphere and the trials and tribulations of stories of the people that inhabit it. It is a world where your decisions will have real weight and consequence – in conversation, combat, crafting and every other aspect of this old-school RPG created by a studio with a true passion for the genre.
“We are delighted to finally be able to give players their first look at Vendir: Plague of Lies,” said Emir Kuljanin, CEO and Co-Founder at Early Morning Studio. “We love old-school RPGs and we’ve learnt a lot through the titles we’ve already released and the fantastic reception they’ve had. Bringing that knowledge to Vendir, our biggest project to date, we are confident that we can exceed the high standard we’ve already set with our past titles.”
You can wishlist Vendir: Plague of Lies on Steam right now, and it’s up for pre-order on the Google Play Store should you prefer to play via mobile. Console-wise, you’re going to need to hold a little tighter but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this one, letting you know more details in regards Vendir as they emerge.
For now, hit up the trailer.