With Diablo apparently taking a breather on PC, there’s room for yet another within the motion RPG area – Pagan Online from Mad Head Games is stepping as much as bat, paired with World Of Tanks writer Wargaming. While they’re stepping right into a tried-and-tested style right here, Mad Head reckon Pagan Online does it a bit completely different, claiming that it “follows in the footsteps of classic dungeon crawlers while tearing down and reinventing the gameplay into challenging MOBA-style combat experiences”; curious certainly. Below, a teaser trailer introducing a trio of colour-coded heroes.
There’s not a lot to see but of Pagan past a CG trailer and point out of a pre-Christian mythology-inspired setting, however making an attempt one thing recent is at all times good. Mad Head inventive director Uros Banjesevic talks an enormous game, saying “we’ve modernized how combat in a top-down action RPG works, taking cues from MOBAs to create something that’s fast-paced, overwhelming with enemies, and super challenging”. I can’t assist however consider Battlerite’s MOBA-ish fight from that description. At least newbies gained’t have to hold the staff – Pagan Online may have an episodic solo mode.
Probably essentially the most eyebrow-raising a part of this story is the studio. Mad Head Games are a prolific outfit, however the overwhelming majority of their output is hidden object model point-and-click puzzlers. The sole motion game listed on their site is a single-screen arcade shooter known as Rocking Pilot. I’m all for seeing a studio making an attempt one thing new (Total War studio Creative Assembly gave us the terrifying Alien: Isolation in any case), however they’re an unknown amount right here. It’ll be fascinating to see what they convey to the desk, and why Wargaming tapped them for a mission like this.
Pagan Online is due out in 2019. Neither Mad Head nor Wargaming really feel like being any extra particular, however they’re taking testing sign-ups over on its official site here.