Paradox Interactive has announced Impire, a new fantasy strategy from Cyanide Studios.
Although Paradox has described the game as a strategy title it sounds something like Bullfrog classic Dungeon Keeper. Players take on the role of a demon imp called Bjal-Abaddon, on a quest to become a “powerful dungeon lord”. On the way, you’ll customise weapons and armour – suggesting some element of action combat – but also build a dungeon to kill invading heroes.
The story mode boasts both single-player and co-op multiplayer, and Paradox will later reveal a four-player mode.
Impire is expected on PC in early 2013. Joystiq‘s got a couple of screens and a trailer.
Cyanide’s best-received efforts include Of Orcs and Men, A Game Of Thrones (both the strategy and RPG releases) and Blood Bowl.