Content Type: Gaming News
Date: September 3, 2015
A few weeks ago now, you may remember me telling you about Armello, which is a Kickstarter-funded fantasy digital board game, well it’s now available for the PlayStation 4, as well as Windows, Mac and Linux.
With the latest release of Armello, they’ve introduced four new characters bringing the grand total up to eight, there is a new Winter-themed tile set, they’ve given the graphics an overhaul to make them even better and they’ve tweaked the multiplayer matchmaking.
Armello is based in an exciting magic-filled land ruled by an insane lion king. Once you’ve chosen from one of the eight characters each with its own strengths and weaknesses you must travel through the land defeating monsters, guards and other creatures of darkness to dethrone the crazy king before he drags the world into darkness.
Fantasy Digital Board Game Armello Now Available for PlayStation 4, PC
The launch version vastly improves what the Early Access community awarded a 93% positive rating by doubling the number of playable characters from four to eight, introducing a new winter themed board, overhauling all the graphics while maintaining the same art-style and completely revamping multiplayer matchmaking.
The vibrant magical world of Armello is falling into darkness as the lion king is driven insane by a corrupting evil force called Rot. The kingdom’s four animal clans – Bear, Rabbit, Rat and Wolf – have called forth their heroes to brave the dangerous journey to the king’s palace and challenge the now mad ruler for his crown.
Players choose a character from one of the four clans, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and unique abilities, then compete against three others to ascend the throne.
The mad lion begins each match overwhelmingly more powerful than all the clans’ heroes, but is weakened each day by Rot. Meanwhile other characters become stronger by successfully completing quests until the time is ripe for a strike against the king.
Characters that kill the king and survive the battle are crowned the new ruler. Players with patience can alternatively try to gain the king’s favour and wait until he dies for the kingdom to be passed down to the most loyal hero. Collecting four Spirit Stones and confronting the lion can also restore peace to the land. Finally characters can turn to the dark side and acquire more Rot than the King, then harness the evil power to defeat him.
Armello allows for cooperation between players but these shaky and unreliable alliances are capable of falling apart at a second’s notice, making other power-hungry characters potentially just as dangerous as the zealous royal guards or the evil banes spawned by Rot.
- Pick-up-and-play simplicity while maintaining the depth of turn-based strategy
- Experience a new procedurally-generated board every match
- Choose from eight playable characters, each with their own unique play styles
- Explore over 200 dynamic quests to earn items, cards or stat bonuses
- Collect and play more than 120 beautifully animated cards
- Select one of two game modes – single player or online multiplayer for up to four players
- Conquer Armello in four ways – Combat, Prestige, Spirit Stone or Rot
“When we first had the crazy idea to blend the deep strategy and experience of tabletop gaming with the stunning visuals and rich, immersive experience that digital affords, we could never have imagined how far that idea would take us,” said Trent Kusters, founder and director, League of Geeks. “After years of dedicated hard work and with the help of an outstanding in-game community, Armello has reached a level of polish and sophistication that makes us very proud to formally release it as the very first game from League of Geeks.”
Armello can be purchased on Steam and PlayStation 4 for $19.99 USD. Playstation Plus members can pick up Armello with 30% off for the first two weeks after launch. The game is available in 13 different languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.
More information about Armello can be found at: http://armello.com/
About League of Geeks
League of Geeks is a Melbourne-based Australian indie developer made of industry veterans. While Armello is the studio’s first game, the team members’ individual resumes cite famous AAA franchises including Pokemon, Grand Theft Auto, Dragon Age and Warhammer.
League of Geeks’ goal is to create innovative games in original fantasy worlds with engaging stories.
To learn more about League of Geeks please visit http://leagueofgeeks.com/