The Tyranny site has been updated with a new introduction to one of the Companions that players will travel with in their journeys throughout the game. Named Barik of the Stone Shields, and is a top notch soldier who takes no guff from those outside the Overlord's reach.
We designed Barik to serve as a much-needed shield to protect the party from danger. Barik stands in the front line, engaging enemies, taunting them into attacking him, and being a damage sink to keep the rest of the party alive.
When designing his talent trees, we looked at a couple of different themes that players could use to specialize him. His ‘Sentinel’ tree focuses on allowing him to maintain control on the battlefield while increasing the amount of damage he can absorb. His ‘Punisher’ tree transforms him into a warrior of retribution, excelling at slaying foes that dare to stand against him.
Read more about Barik on the Tyranny site.
If you'd like to see the game in action, a special Twitch.tv live stream will be taking place on Thursday, July 14th at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern.