RPG and fantasy game fans, rejoice. Ambrosia Software today announced the release of Pillars of Garendall, a new action-oriented role-playing game developed using Beenox Studio’s Coldstone engine.
“Gidolan Keep lays under seige. Huge monsters, all tooth, claw, and muscle are assaulting the capitol city, threatening to crush the very heart of the kingdom in their malignant grasp,” said Ambrosia. “There is no time to waste; the Kingdom of Garendall is yours to save.”
“As the dark beasts scale the castle ramparts, their heads towering over even the tallest buildings in Garendall, the sound of steel being drawn against improbable odds and valiant battle cries fill the night air. As the brave Royal Guard attempts to fend off the invaders, or grimly to just delay them with the sacrifice of their lives, Queen Adriana beseeches you:
“‘”My valiant friend, it is a time of crisis, and we have to do something! Our city seems to be lost, and our people doomed. We need all the help possible to resist this wave of destruction that has crashed against our city — ride with all haste to Fantrima and Berglum to warn the people and rally our troops. Ride now!’
“Your heart, moved by the queen’s stoic resolve, causes you to blurt out ‘On my honor and your glory, I accept!’ And with that, your life is forever changed …”
The game also features a plug-in architecture that its developers say will help to extend the gameplay beyond just the limits of what you’ll buy now.
Pillars of Garendall works on Mac OS X, as well. They’ve even developed a version for Windows (although it isn’t out yet). The new game costs US$25. Ambrosia Software is presently duplicating Pillars of Garendall CD-ROMs, but if you don’t want to wait and you have a fast connection to the Internet, you can pay for and download the full version (it’s over 120 MB) from Ambrosia Software’s own Web site.