Hot off the back of the previous instalment in the Swordbreaker franchise – check out our review of 2020’s Swordbreaker: The Game here – the folks over at Sometimes You and DuCats Games Studio are back with another choose your own adventure title.
Swordbreaker: Origins focuses on the titular hero Swordbreaker, a young adventurer embroiled in a mysterious conspiracy within the kingdom of Dorgan. Townsfolk have been speaking of strange objects falling from the sky, randomers popping up in the swampy marshes of Dorgan, and odd creatures calling deep caves their home. It’s just lucky then that Swordbreaker has a keen eye for adventure, and you have the power to choose how the story unfolds!
In classic ‘choose your own adventure’ fare, in which you’ll be instructed at multiple points to make key decisions, that alter the outcome of events, it is your choices that will determine the fate of Swordbreaker and the kingdom he inhabits. For those of you familiar with the Swordbreaker series, Swordbreaker: Origins will unsurprisingly set out events that occur prior to those laid out in Swordbreaker: The Game.
A full list of features present in Swordbreaker: Origins includes:
- Nonlinear story
- 8 incredible endings of the game
- The vast expanses of the kingdom to explore
- Many interesting places and situations
- Beautiful comic illustrations
- Mini games
Feel up to the task of controlling a powerful Kingdom, and one of its bravest soldiers? Then storm the gates of the Xbox Store, where you can pick up a copy of Swordbreaker: Origins for £8.39. First, however, you may want to check out our full review of the game. Swordbreaker: Origins is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch and PC.
An illustrated text quest in the Swordbreaker universe The Mingals are approaching the borders of Dorgan when the royal army appears on the other side of the bridge. Among the soldiers, there’s our hero in shining armor, whose name is Swordbreaker. He has to either win with everyone or suffer a shameful defeat and condemn the whole kingdom to extermination. But all this will happen a bit later… As for now, the young adventurer lives a peaceful life and can’t even imagine what is waiting for him ahead… Strange events take place in the territory of the kingdom of Dorgan. People talk about the mysterious strangers in the northern marshes; someone saw mysterious objects falling from the sky; other people heard a strange hum from under the ground. And one can only guess how many unknown creatures are hidden in forest thickets and dark caves… All this attracts the young man to throw himself into the abyss of incredible adventures. The game will tell about the adventures of Swordbreaker, which happened to him long before the events of the first game. How will his fate be sealed and will he become the adventurer we know? Or will his life take a completely different turn? All this will depend only on the player…