Elemental: War of Magic, Stardock’s fantasy turn-based strategy game, has gone gold. The Limited Edition ($69.95) and the standard edition ($49.95) will be available in stores on August 24 and can be pre-ordered at Stardock’s digital distribution platform Impulse or the game’s official site. The novel Elemental: Destiny’s Embers, written by executive producer Brad Wardell, will be available in bookstores August 24 as well. Gamers who purchase the book will also gain access to the exclusive in-game Destiny’s Embers campaign, which is set to launch in September and be released in four stages.
Elemental: War of Magic opens a world of magic and ancient lore as players begin the game as one of the few beings in the world still able to channel power from shards of magic – a series of mystical artifacts left over from a great cataclysm. You must decide how much of your power to imbue into your heroes as you build cities, explore dungeons, learn spells of ever-increasing power and negotiate with friends and foes.
The game also includes integrated modding tools that allow players to create their own fantasy maps, monsters, tiles, effects and much more. The game’s story-driven campaign, written by Random House’s writing team, was made exclusively with the built-in modding tools.
Besides including the sand box game and campaign, Elemental also includes a multiplayer mode in which up to 16 players can play online while taking simultaneous turns. Players can save their multiplayer games online and return to them to continue in order to support players who wish to play more epic-sized games.
Official Site: ElementalGame.com