BioWare (Finally) Reveals What “You’ve Been Chosen” For: The Shadow Realms

Surprise, surprise, it’s a video game. Specifically, a PC-only online action RPG by the name of Shadow Realms.

BioWare’s been teasing us with their “You’ve Been Chosen” viral clips for a few weeks now before finally announcing the title at a fan event at Gamescom yesterday.

The bare bones description for Shadow Realms feels like two parts The Secret World mixed with half a part Evolvea modern day fantasy setting pitting four “chosen one” hero-type players, imbued with various powers and wielding modern day technology/weapons, against a single powerful player called the Shadowlord. Gameplay is split between regular ol’ present day Earth and an ancient, supernatural land called Embra, where “magic, legends and monsters that inspired our myths are real” (stop me if you’ve heard this one before, TSW players).

Hero players choose from the usual class types – Warrior, Assassin, Wizard, Cleric, Ranger, and Warlock, though you can customize your character’s abilities to fit your play style regardless of which class you choose, just like in The Secret World (no I will not drop this) – while the Shadowlord player manipulates various resources, traps, and monsters to thwart the heroes’ progress. Shadow Realms will be episodic and story driven.

The game’s only just been announced and barely any details have been released, so I’m withholding judgement for now, but so far it looks like something I could get into, especially the modern day setting/weaponry. If anything, the concept art and screenshots look gorgeous. Shadow Realms is set for release in 2015, but you can sign up for the Alpha here.

You can also check out the previously released “You’ve Been Chosen” teaser trailers below. Tell me in the comments which one is your favorite! (Mine’s “Spark”.)

NIGHTMARE

What really happens when we sleep?

SPARK

Do you know they are watching?

IMPACT

Can you control your power?

FIRE

Are you ready?

‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Will Be Set During French Revolution

Earlier today Ubisoft confirmed rumors about their latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed series with a sneak peek trailer showcasing deserted streets, a roaring mob, and a guillotine. Looks like we’re headed to 18th century France!

This trailer comes on the heels of leaked early gameplay images from Kotaku, so Unity being set during the French Revolution is probably not news to anyone at this point, but it’s always nice to make things official. Plus, we got some pretty alpha game footage!

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]! We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here’s a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin’s Creed Unity. Stay tuned – we’ll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!

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Go on the Gamesite to find more info about the Assassin’s Creed® Games: http://www.assassinscreed.com/

Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC Fall 2014.