Daedalic has launched their upcoming role-playing game Blackguards on Steam’s Early Access for Mac. The first four chapters are now available for download, and new chapters will be added leading up to the game’s official release on January 24. As part of the program, gamers who participate are able to submit feedback to the developers regarding the areas open for play, which will enable them to make any necessary last-minute tweaks before launch.
Several pre-order packages are on offer for those wanting early access. The cheapest route is $24.99 and includes the Standard Early Access Edition and the final version for Mac and Windows. A $34.99 version also includes a 150-page art book as well as access to developer interviews and six wallpapers. Lastly, a $49.99 Blackguards Early Access Contributor Edition adds the buyer’s name to the credit roll, the first DLC pack, and a copy of the adventure game Chains of Satinav, which, along with Blackguards, is set in The Dark Eye universe.
Blackguards is scheduled to launch for Mac and Windows PC on January 24 for $39.99.
What if the only remaining hope of a world is not a company of virtuous heroes, but instead a bunch of outcasts and criminals? Blackguards will answer this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, accompanied by a group of no less dubious characters. They may spare the world its grim fate, but their good deeds are neither acts of kindness nor heroism, but according to their roguish nature rather a result of their attempts to save their own hides. Staying alive is a feat of its own, since not only the long arm of the law wants their heads, but there are also other, mysterious powers with much more sinister intentions on their trail. As if all this wasn’t enough, Aventuria’s south is crawling with dangerous beasts and monsters…
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