Tyrant’s Blessing Launching in August
Freedom Games and Mercury Game Studio announced that tactical RPG Tyrant’s Blessing will release on August 8, 2022. The game will be available digitally for PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store) and Nintendo Switch.
Tyrant’s Blessing is set in the land of Tyberia, after the eponymous Tyrant took it over and made its populace into undead magic-bound thralls. Players command the realm’s few surviving warriors as they lead an uprising and attempt to banish the Tyrant back to the depths of the sea. The game features strategic and choice elements as players need to decide whether to spend their time fighting, rescuing survivors, or building up their strength. Encounters can have players needing to weigh up intervening against highwaymen or attempting to save a child versus the risk to their forces and resources.
Tyrant’s Blessing includes twenty distinct heroes, though not all may appear in a single playthrough. Players can bring along three fighters, plus a pet, into each encounter. Character placement and the environment play major roles in combat. Heroes that are defeated by the Tyrant’s forces will join their undead ranks, but can be returned to their human form. Tyrant’s Blessing underwent a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2021 and has a demo available to try out on Steam.