Classic 1999 RPG Silver Stealth-Released onto Steam Today

The self-described European answer to JRPGs -- 1999's Silver -- is back and launching on Steam today.

on June 2, 2017 8:56 AM

Today, publisher THQ Nordic stealth-announced that Silver, the 1999-launched PC RPG from developer Spiral House, is available on Steam today, going live specifically at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

According to THQ Nordic, the Steam release supports current operation systems and today’s standard rendering resolutions.

As you may know, in addition to releasing on PC, Silver also made its way to the Dreamcast in 2000. The story focuses on a young warrior named David and his quest to retrieve his wife from the clutches of the Silver, the game’s villain.

The game features polygonal 3D characters drawn against a pre-rendered 2D background, with character design inspired from anime/manga culture. At the time of it release, Silver’s battling system stood out for being completely in real-time, opposed to many similar RPGs of the time which had turn-based combat.

THQ writes the following about the game:

Back in 1999, Silver was the European answer to JRPGs. With eye-candy in the form of pre-rendered 2D backgrounds, manga-inspired character design, and console-style gameplay, it introduced PC gamers to a new genre. This game is very unique on PC as there are only a few such titles available, so if you feel like trying a different approach to role-playing, then this is definitely worth checking out!

For those that don’t know: in the game, Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his hecnhmen abduct the village women as part of a pack with the almighty god, Apocalypse. The only man who can stop him is David, the aforementioned young knight who had his wife kidnapped by Silver. According to THQ Nordic, in order to succeed you’ll need to recruit allies, master your swordplay, learn the art of magic, and venture through hostile worlds full of Silver’s corrupt loyal followers to find 8 lost artifacts.

The following run-down of the game’s feature list is provided:

  • Form your party from a cast of interesting and diverse characters, each with their own unique traits. Sekune is a master of archery, Cagen is a skilled martial artist, Jug’s strength makes him a force to be reckoned with, and many more…

  • Gripping story and polished gameplay combine to make a “simple” RPG that’s still a lot of fun.

  • Unique combat system with real-time, fast-paced action-you assume direct control over one of the characters, and the rest of your team fights on their own.

  • Intuitive SwordplaySilver’s unique control method allows quick and intuitive handling of action, which is especially helpful in the heat of battle. Ultimately, the mouse becomes the player’s “sword arm”. Sweep the mouse to your left and your hero will slash to the left, sweep the mouse forward and your hero will lunge. Magical effects, throwing knives, arrow, and even catapults are also controlled through the mouse system.

A price-point has not been divulged.

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