Winter Wolves Releases Tales of Aravorn: Cursed Lands
Indie developer Winter Wolves has released its latest dating-sim/RPG hybird, Tales of Aravorn: Cursed Lands. The game is available now for PC, Mac, and Linux from both the developer’s website and itch.io for $24.99. Steam and mobile releases will also be coming “soon”.
Cursed Lands is set in the same world as Loren the Amazon Princess and Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf. Players assume the role of an envoy tasked with helping stop a spreading blight appearing from the Castle of N’Mar, which will require them to assemble a team of allies to undertake a dangerous mission and eliminate whatever evil lies in the castle. The game features turn-based battles and various romance options, as well as a visual novel mode that eliminates the need for players to go through battles.
Played about four hours of this so far, been pretty enjoyable. Battle system works well enough (though the arena grinding battles are dull), but the writing has been strong and engaging, which is probably the biggest thing as it’s primarily visual novel.