Coin Operated Games launched a new trailer for their isometric-RPG Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, coming to PC-via Steam on October 4.
The trailer focuses on the premise of Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, which is set in alternate 19th century New York. Evidently, New York City has become one of the most advanced cities in the world, but suffers tremendously from a flood that makes it difficult for the citizens to find fresh water.
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates is penned by writer/comic artist Paul Noth, who has worked in the industry for many years with his works appearing on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Players will experience New York City as it is being divided into City States who are all trying to gain control of the city.
It’s up to the player to decide who to become allies with as they make their way deeper into the city to discover a solution for the water problem.
The developer details the game’s features:
The Game – Is an RPG with characters that you can level up and develop and companions who will join you and aid you on your adventure. To overcome the obstacles in your path, you can use Charm, Threats, Lies or Weapons ranging from brass knuckles up to Steam cannons and flamethrowers.
Professions – You and your companions will each belong to a Profession that helps to define their role in the party. For instance, you will be joined by a Sandhog (the men who dug the tunnels beneath Manhattan). He is a strong and burly type whose punishing work environment has made him into a tough fella who is hard to take down.
Combat – When you must fight, you can enjoy the benefits of our combat system which gives you fine control over your party members as well as fast moving action. We like to think of it as good for turn based players who like to strategize and tactically maneuver their party members. But also good for real time fans who like to see the combat unfold quickly.
Art of Barter – The Art of Barter system is how you handle object acquisition in our city. Steam powered difference engine Vending machines dispense all sorts of remedies for the tired, the poor and the huddled masses. For those hard to get items (weapons and such), you will have to work a little harder. You can convince an unwilling antagonist to part with his possessions (usually over his dead body). Or you can find those few and far between purveyors of illicit goods who will trade you for what you need. But leave your Ducats at home. These fine folks will only accept items of interest to them (swords, knives, pistols etc.) in exchange for their goods.
You can check out the new story trailer below: