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BioWare's new RPG is PC exclusive and online only

Shadow Realms has been confirmed as the new IP from BioWare Austin, and it's an online action game inspired by pen-and-paper RPGs


Shadow Realms is set in a modern fantasy world, and features an ever-evolving over-arching narrative which will be released episodically. BioWare expects it to play out like a TV show, except the community will explore it together.

The multiplayer-only gameplay is asymmetrical; you can join a four-player party of heroes, or go up against just such a party as a Shadowlord.

BioWare calls this "dynamic co-operative four-versus-one". These individual matches are part of a greater narrative in a fight against something called the Insidious One. No two play session will be the same, apparently. Players will earn experience and progress their characters, whether they play a hero or a Shadowlord.

It's a PC exclusive. Those who attended the conference were granted immediate testing access; everyone else can sign up through Origin over on the game's new website. Closed alpha tests will begin as early as next month.

Here's a bunch of art we grabbed:

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.