EA/Bioware Announce Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms logoAfter weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story driven.

The setup is that each encounter sees you make a number of key decisions which alter the course of the story as you take control of one of four heroes drawn into a centuries old conflict against the “Shadow Legions”, with the other player taking control of the Shadowlord, who controls the Shadow Legions and can alter the environment to their whim.  Aesthetically, the game attempts to bring fantasy tropes in a more contemporary setting, allowing players to battle in Paris with machine gun wizards. In addition, the game will also be presented in an episodic model, each coming with their own new characters and choices and cliffhangers.

While no platforms or release dates were announced, EA did announce that the game is taking signups for its closed alpha, set to begin at an unspecified date.