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Dragon Age: Inquisition Director Returns With Classic Fantasy RPG The Waylanders

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The Waylanders

The Waylanders is a classical fantasy RPG by Spanish studio Gato Salvajeo, which boasts Mike Laidlaw as part of its staff.

Laidlaw previously worked for BioWare, most notably as director of Dragon Age: Inquisition. The Waylanders is an attempt to re-capture the panache of early BioWare titles, especially Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins.

Aesthetically-speaking, Waylanders borrows heavily from Dragon Age‘s referential art design. The game features real-time combat with a pause function, as well as the ability to change between two perspectives: top-down or third-person.

As mentioned, the project will borrow heavily from older BioWare titles. The combat system is heavily inspired by that of  Dragon Age: Origins, with the title also featuring branching dialogue paths and moral choices. Laidlaw narrated an introduction to the game via video, as well as debuted some pre-alpha footage. This introduction contained news that players can choose from six classes, along with providing a primer for the title’s lore:

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Ben Newman

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