Open-world tactical RPG Wartales enters Steam Early Access on December 1

Shiro Games has announced that Wartales will enter Steam Early Access on December 1. The open-world tactical RPG was originally announced at the PC Gaming Show event earlier this year.

A new Early Access announcement trailer and description can be found below, via Shiro Games. More information on the game and screenshots can be found in its announcement post.

Nearly a century after the Great Plague ravaged the Edoran Empire, its inhabitants still struggle to survive. Feudal lords maintain an iron grip on their territories while villagers eye neighbors distrustfully, fearful of losing what little they have left. As hope fades across the empire, mercenaries and sellswords grow into the backbone of all allegiances due to their undying loyalty for whoever lines their pockets.

Set forth into an expansive medieval low-fantasy world, managing an ever-growing Warband, while taking on dangerous work for the right price. Frequent taverns, farms, and duchies across the Edoran Empire, seeking clientele to help grow the mercenary band’s notoriety, key to recruiting new blades. Amass an array of riches and gear while moving through different territories on an epic, open-ended journey where no corner of the world is off-limits.

Customize each party member’s equipment, stats, and class specialization to face untold dangers like roadside brigands and monstrous creatures. Keep a balanced party, relying on melee-focused Brutes, ranged Archers, devious Thieves, and more to overcome encounters in tactical, turn-based combat. Outposition enemies, flank foes, and unleash powerful abilities to cut through challengers and return to camp with spoils of victory.

Spread earnings out among each member of the troop during nights spent by the welcoming glow of a campfire. Cook replenishing meals, upgrade members’ equipment, and spend experience to unlock new abilities and professions before paying weekly wages, because loyalty never comes cheap. Keep morale high by ensuring the warband’s wares never run dry before heading into unknown regions where local legends, lore, and mysteries await.

“The reception to Wartales’ reveal during this Summer’s PC Gaming Show was better than we could have imagined,” said Nicolas Cannasse, Game Director, Shiro Games. “We are eager to open the gates to Edoran with the launch of Wartales on Steam Early Access Wednesday, December 1. Sharpen your blades, equip your best armor, and prepare for an open-world dark fantasy adventure!”