Xbox One/PS4/PC Tactical RPG The Dwarves Revealed

"We're putting dwarves front and center in our new RPG."


A new tactical RPG about dwarves is coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

The game is called The Dwarves, and German developer KingArtGames (The Book of Unwritten Tales) explains that it puts dwarves "front and center." Players can also expect physics-based combat and an "intriguing story" based on the novel The Dwarves by Markus Heitz.

The trailer, which you can watch below, shows off some of the game's dynamic battles and its authentic "flocking behavior." The developer explains: "If a dwarf lands a mighty blow with a heavy war hammer, struck orcs are thrown back, and some of them might even be pushed into an abyss."

Levels are presented from an isometric perspective, not unlike Pillars of Eternity or Divinity: Original Sin.

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KingArtGames will be showing off The Dwarves at Gamescom next month. For a closer look at The Dwarves, which launches in 2016, check out some images in the gallery below.

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I'm interested but "If a dwarf lands a mighty blow with a heavy war hammer, struck orcs are thrown back, and some of them might even be pushed into an abyss."

So as in basic game physics. How is something that basic that games have been doing for years a selling point?

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This doesn't look like a tactical RPG - it looks like an action RPG.

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these games that come from very strong pc roots can be very hit or miss on consoles, xcom didn't sell good on console, and few years ago they tried to bring strategy games on consoles as well with little success. mmo's only recently starting to get a push on console platforms but it might be due to not having as much saturation on the market. we'll see how this ends up. I don't know why. games like pillars of eternity where you spend quite a lot of time reading might not actually be as playable on a tv and lets be honest 99% of the consoles won't ever be plugged into a monitor and played at a desk. Hope this one finds success so we'll have more classic pc style games coming back

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I've been waiting for a new game starring Ogren.

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looks like a good mix of Starcraft and DA: Origins

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Now we need a game based on Stan Nicholls Orc novels where the orcs are front and center and humans are these weird, smelly vermin, like rats.

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@Hurvl: so of orcs and men werent good enough for you?

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@leviathanwing: I actually haven't tried it, it's on my "might be good, but I don't know"-list. I really enjoyed the story, world and they way the concept was executed in that novel, so I wouldn't mind it getting a game.

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I thought it was dragon age expansion at first glance.

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@jyml8582: LOL me too... it does looks like DA