Cenega Publishing has today released the first information on The Roots, a fantasy role-playing game scheduled for release on September 3. Currently in development at Tannhauser Gate, the game is set in the fantasy world of Lorth, where one of five magic trees that ensures peace and harmony for the world's inhabitants is starting to die.
Players will assume the role of Yan, a 19-year-old man who was raised by the Magic Tree of Life's sentinel after he was found wrapped in a bundle of blankets at the foot of the tree in his home village of Corris. As players progress through the game, they'll travel through 24 different regions, encounter more than 120 nonplayer characters, and will be able to employ more than 400 items and 70 spells to fight off around 100 different types of monster in 70 different battle arenas. The Roots will also feature two minigames, the arcade-style ballooncraft race and a logic puzzle game named Trion.