Armello, the IGF nominated fantasy digital board game brought to life by League of Geeks, will arrive on Xbox One in Q3 2016. The Xbox One release will see all the benefits of almost twelve months of updates, as well as battle system improvements, all-new cards and more rolled out across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of Armello.
Additionally, to coincide with the Xbox One release, League of Geeks will be releasing Armello’s first paid DLC, in the form of four new playable Heroes.
Each new character will add another competitor for the throne to one of the four existing clans’ arsenal. Today, League of Geeks is announcing the new Rabbit Clan hero, Elyssia, Wardress of Warrens.
A master builder hailing from the Rabbit Clan, Elyssia’s[TK1] architectural aptitude coupled with her inspirational leadership allows her to rally Settlements into ‘constructive’ ways never-seen-before.
Elyssia unique Hero ability allows her to fortify any Settlement she ends her turn on by erecting walls. These structures double the amount of action points required for other Heroes to enter the tile, but on these fortified Settlements Elyssia gains the same defensive bonus granted by scaling a Mountain.
Full details of the four new clan reinforcements will be revealed in the weeks leading up to the release of the new DLC, including the identity of the remaining three new Heroes.
Armello takes place in a vibrant magical world tinged with darkness. 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.
Armello can be purchased on Steam and PlayStation Store for $19.99 USD. The game is available in 13 different languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.
“This is a digital board game that exists somewhere between the island of Catan and the land of Studio Ghibli.”
“Armello is one of our most anticipated games for this year.”
“It’s like Game of Thrones, only with animals.”
About This Game
Armello is a grand swashbuckling adventure that combines three styles of play; The deep tactics of card games with the rich strategy of table top board games, combined with a character role-playing system.
As a hero from one of the clans of Armello, you’ll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players, with one ultimate end goal in mind — storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello. The Kingdom of Armello is as dangerous as it is beautiful, perils, banes and bandits hide around every corner and a spreading corruption known as the rot is leaving no creature untouched.
Armello is League of Geeks’ attempt to revolutionise digital board and card games, whilst providing players a rich world within which they can craft their own stories of epic adventure. The aim was to create a rich game full of backstabbing, close shaves, shattered alliances, ruses and empty promises – a perfect game to play with your friends.
◾Easy to Play but Hard to Master – Armello is an intuitive game, easy to pick up and experience but with deep and emergent strategy. Full release will include a tutorial mode.
◾Fast & Thoughtful – Adventuring in Armello is fast-paced fun but filled with deadly tactical and politically complex decisions requiring careful forethought and planning.
◾Multiple Playable Heroes – Full release will include 8 playable Heroes. Each unique Hero possess a special power, stat line and Ai personality. Also heroes can be customised with Amulet and Signet Ring load-outs to match your play style or counter an opponents strategy.
◾Dynamic Sandbox – Armello features a gorgeous dynamic world which procedurally generates a new map each and every game, complete with a dynamic quest system ensuring no two games of Armello are ever the same.
◾Turn-Based Day & Night Cycle – Armello features a fuzzy turn-based system, cycling between Day and Night phases. The fuzzy turns allow you to still play cards and do certain actions when its not your turn, and when it is you use Action Points to move around the hex board.
◾World Class Music & Audio – By Michael Allen, internationally acclaimed artist Lisa Gerrard, Stephan Schutze and Jacek Tuschewski.
◾Animated Cards – Armello will feature over a 120+ beautifully animated in-game Cards, from artists all over the world.
◾True Tabletop Feel – We spent months making sure we cherry-picked the best parts of the tabletop experience, like our custom physics-based dice!