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Of Orcs and Men Screenshots

Hey it’s a Cyanide game that isn’t a licensed property! I don’t know too much about this one, other than Cyanide lists this as a Q2 2012 release and it has orcs and men in it and that it’s role-playing game. The official website is more a teaser site right now but Focus Home sent out a batch of new screenshots for it today and if it didn’t look at least a little interesting I wouldn’t share it with you guys. You’re busy. I respect your time too much.I admit I like the perspective that this one takes — the humans are basically orc slavers. So the greenskins are the persecuted and the humans are the ones who are playing the baddie. At least that’s how it sounds.

That said, that is one big orc.

The PR and screens follow.

Of Orcs and Men immerses you into a brutal world at war, where the Empire of Men’s oppressive threat looms over the territories of the Orcs and the Goblins. Goblins are systematically persecuted and slaughtered, while Orcs not killed in battle are captured and enslaved. The game first puts you into the role of an elite Orc soldier from the legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors deeply involved in the war opposing the Orcs and Goblins on one side to their persecutors, Humankind. As a veteran warrior who has seen the most brutal of battles, you are appointed by the Orc commander to complete a mission that could change the course of the war: kill the one man responsible for all of this bloodshed, the one who has, for years, exhorted the human masses to loath and fight the green-skinned people: the Emperor himself.

A Goblin will soon join you to aid you in your mission… he is everything the Orc is not. But you find that this works to your advantage as you fight on the battleground and off. Taking advantage of their natural traits, they have their own skill trees you will develop. While the Orc focuses on power, reflecting his incredible strength, the Goblin will benefit from darker powers and stealth abilities, making him the perfect assassin.

From the filthy alleys at the foot of the Great Wall, to the depths of the Empire of Men, your two infiltrated heroes will face the greatest dangers through their epic quest. They will commune with the Wizards, fight the assassins and soldiers of the Empire of Men, and oppose the powerful Sisters of Laments.

As you face a cruel and merciless humanity bent on eternal persecution of Orcs and Goblins, your unlikely duo will have one last chance to change the course of history and, hopefully, bringing peace between your peoples.

Of Orcs and Men is scheduled for 2012 release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

A Game of Thrones Combat Trailer

This is the first real look we’ve had of this one. Atlus released a trailer today for A Game of Thrones, its upcoming role-playing game from Cyanide. Say what you will about Cyanide, and you can really say a lot about Cyanide, but it’s currently the keeper of the fantasy license. I’m working on a hands-on preview for Confrontation, another licensed Cyanide joint, which I’ll post tomorrow but this trailer for AGoT looks interesting and with Atlus behind it maybe this developer can finally take the next step from “developer with a license” to “developer with a really good game.”

Here’s hoping.

A Game of Thrones New PC Screenshots

Cyanide released a new batch of screenshots for the A Game of Thrones role-playing game. Cyanide/Atlus has this slated for May of 2012 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 so it’s right around the corner. You will excuse me if I’m a wee bit leery of this one. Cyanide is simply going to have to prove that it can deliver upon the promises that it keeps making….here’s hoping. Six new screens after the break.

You can also check out the game’s homepage for more info.