Publisher Focus Home Interactive has released a 14-minute trailer providing a gameplay walkthrough for GreedFall, the hotly anticipated RPG from developer Spiders.
Focus Home Interactive describes GreedFall’s core premise thus: “The Old World is dying. The continent is polluted, overpopulated, and plagued by a deadly, incurable disease. Its weary population grows desperate. But there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon – an Island, remote and hidden, has been discovered. Teer Fradee… a land spared by the Malichor plague, a haven of life, wild and untampered by mankind. It is the promise of riches, but also represents the best hope for mankind to find a cure to the Malichor. On the hunt for the cure, explore a fresh new world as, alongside settlers, mercenaries and treasure hunters, you set foot on this remote island seeping with magic.”
Regarding the gameplay walkthrough, it adds: “As this gameplay shows, the wilderness of GreedFall is home to many strange and dangerous creatures, especially after dark – but there are more ways than one to overcome them. Experiment when selecting your skills and branch out into firearms, magic, alchemy, and more!
“Scattered around the many open areas of GreedFall, you’ll find a variety of places to set up camp. There, you can access your workbench to deeply customize your equipment, switching out parts to change up both the look and stats of your gear. Campsites are also a great opportunity to catch up with your companions and get to know them better. Your life may depend on it.”
The gameplay walkthrough comes with developer commentary and shows a 14-minute chunk of gameplay about two hours into the game. Among the gameplay elements it shows are a Skill Altar – showing the three skill tree branches, Warrior, Technical and Magic, along with Atrributes and Talents trees. A mini-boss encounter shows the game’s armour mechanism, a Fury system that rewards an aggressive approach to generate more powerful attacks, and the ability to tactically pause the combat in order, for example, to negate the effects of poisoning.
The gameplay walkthrough also shows GreedFall’s stealth engine, and the need to engage in some detective work during specific missions. GreedFall is due for a September 10 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more information, keep an eye on its website.