Handsome digital board game Armello lines up PS4 release

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Handsome digital board game Armello lines up PS4 release

Think Game of Thrones meets Kung Fu Panda…

Hey! Trent Kusters here from League of Geeks! Writing this post, the first thing that comes to mind is when myself and the other directors at LoG first came together and decided to set about making the best digital board game the world had ever seen. Seems crazy, now that I think about it. But we were always afflicted by a particularly blinding optimism.

Even still, we would never have imagined our game would show so much promise and have such a following that four years later I’d be here telling the world that Armello would be coming to PS4. We never were that optimistic.

However, today is that day. We’re proud to announce that Armello will be coming to PS4 in September this year.

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Set in a vibrant magical world with a tinge of darkness, our game, Armello, is a multiplayer digital board game that thrusts players into a Game of Thrones-esque struggle for power. You’ll select one of eight unique Heroes from the animal clans of Armello, and compete for the crown while the mad lion king terrorizes the Kingdom from the seeming safety of his Royal Palace.

Heroes start in their clan grounds and use action points to traverse the board. Each hex tile presents different consequences including mysterious encounters, exploring a dungeon, capturing a town for your clan or improving a Hero’s health. Players won’t just be battling each other as they move across the board on their quest for the crown though, horrifying Banes stalk the land and terrorise the local populace, and the King’s Guards aren’t unfamiliar with slaying a hero or two in the name of the ‘law’. Atop all this, you’ll have an arsenal of over 100 fully animated cards at your disposal.

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After our successful Kickstarter campaign and a solid stint on Early Access, Armello’s community has helped us hone the game into the unique, polished and deeply thoughtful experience it is today. However, we’ve also been secretly working away on a PlayStation version of Armello that uses every inch of the console, with brand new high end assets, redesigned UI, and controls specifically designed to ensure Armello feels right at home on PS4.

Oh, and the game already features an incredible soundtrack by Michael Allen and internationally acclaimed composer Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator, Baraka, Dead Can Dance).

Inspired by the classic adventure films and tabletop games of the ’80s and ’90s – the stuff we were raised on – Armello really is tabletop adventure brought to life.

If you like strategy, card, board or role-playing games, we can’t wait to put a controller in your hands and show you Armello on PS4, the first truly digital board game.

See you in Armello!

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  • This game is great! There’s any chance of a PS Vita version? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

    • Hey Homessa! We have no plans as of yet for a dedicated PS Vita version, but we’ve got devkits in the building so we’ll be doing everything we can to make sure Remote Play is as good as possible. <3

    • I also love to see this on ps vita since the menu itself seems really like a screen suitable for ps vita, too bad if it is only remote play compatible since some people don’t own a ps4

    • madmanwithabox12

      Remote Play is cool and all… but it’s really no substitute for gaming on Vita.

    • I have to admit it’s should be nice to have it on PS Vita ( and I don’t mean remote play ), I move lot and game on console like that is useful, but I almost have Armello everywhere ( laptop ). I know it’s not that simple, but it’s could be nice. :P

  • The game looks and sounds really nice. Is it strictly online multiplayer and how long does an average game last?

  • Looks and sounds great! I look forward to seeing more for this.

  • I’ve been following this game’s development … it looks to be a ‘little bit’ like Endless Legend on the PC but with cards and heroes and villains portrayed anthropomorphically, this is right up my street, especially with Legend of Kay also coming out on PS4 soon (martial arts adventure with human like animals). And before you ask ‘no’ I am not a “furrie”/furry … I just really dig animals with human like qualities in games ever since I played a Samurai rabbit on the Commodore 64 game “Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo”. So there…. I’m out of the closet.

  • What languages will the game have support for?

    • At launch we’re hoping to have support for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and potentially Brazilian Portugese, Dutch and Russian at that point too!

  • I remember seeing this in some Fina Bossman indie video, and I was stoked by the art style. I’m definitely going to keep an eye on this. Very keen on picking this up, when it launches :).

    It looks so vibrant :)

    • Thanks for the kind words! Ty Carey, our art director (amongst other things) is a very talented man. :)

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