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Upcoming Tactical RPG The Iron Oath Has a Demo and New Trailer from Steam Next Fest

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 As part of Steam Next Fest, Humble Games has unveiled a new demo for upcoming turn-based tactical RPG The Iron Oath. There’s also a new trailer for the game where strategy meets storytelling, and the dev team at Curious Panda Games emphasizes that your decisions will have weight.

The Iron Oath takes place in a Medieval setting and puts you at the center of a fantasy world where there are many paths to take. You play as the head of a mercenary company and this is the opening by which you’ll find and recruit new blood into your company’s folds. This is where your tactical thinking and management will come into play, as you’ll take on missions that will build your company’s reputation. Each recruit will come with their own backstories, with some incorporating events that happened on your playthrough.

To complete missions, you have to figure out how you can balance the strengths and weaknesses of each character class in your company. The game's mercenary management system is a deeply fleshed-out part of the game, with finances, your roster, a happiness or morale status, and you'll be able to take on political and strategic alliances. And you may make a few enemies along the way. There are five regions and biomes in the world with multiple areas to visit on your adventure. Visit cities, which can also be destroyed and even rebuilt, depending on how things go. 

When it comes to nearly any RPG, the devs insist that choices will matter, and there’s no difference here. Curious Panda emphasizes the impact of choices on story and the world, as well as character backgrounds. Spread throughout the options in the world will be choices to make, and your decisions could have a major impact on your company or even the world. Other choices will also come back in more minor ways. 

For more, head to the game’s official site.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.