Tyranny is the next game from Obsidian Entertainment

With the Kickstarter-funded Pillars of Eternity now in the rear-view mirror, it's time for Obsidian to move on to its next big role-playing experience.


Paradox Interactive brought several games to its Game Developers Conference press briefing, but there was one game in particular that was being kept under wraps all the way through showtime. Tonight, Paradox revealed that game and it's from the rejuvenated folks at Obsidian Entertainment. With Pillars of Eternity and its expansions out the door, Obsidian is returning to the world of role-playing with an entirely new adventure called Tyranny.

Tyranny should look familiar to a number of Pillars of Eternity players, as it will utilize the same isometric RPG style from Obsidian's KIckstarter-funded effort. The difference this time around will be that publisher Paradox will be lending its resources from the ground-up. The story will also take something of a different turn, as it will not so much center around a struggle between good and evil, but rather focus on the aftermath of a clash in which evil has prevailed.

More information on Tyranny is forthcoming, but in the meantime, check out the teaser below.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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