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Avowed Showcases Magic, Tides & Mystery in New Gameplay Trailer

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Microsoft and Obsidian have revealed a new gameplay trailer for Avowed during the Xbox Game Showcase 2023. The preview showcases first-person combat and exploration within fantastical lands and confirms a release window of 2024. Check out the trailer below!

Avowed acts as an expansion of the world created for the Pillars of Eternity series and will give players the opportunity to explore a mysterious island known as the Living Lands, engulfed in both mysteries and plague. The player character of Avowed acts as an envoy of an adjacent continent known as Aedyr and will be a deciding factor in the fate of both the Living Islands and its inhabitants. A deeper synopsis lies below, sourced via Steam.

Set in the fictional world of Eora that was first introduced to players in the Pillars of Eternity franchise, Avowed is a first-person fantasy RPG from the award-winning team at Obsidian Entertainment. You are the envoy of Aedyr, a distant land, sent to investigate rumors of a spreading plague. You discover a personal connection to the land itself and an ancient secret that threatens to destroy everything. Can you save the island and your soul from the forces threatening to tear them asunder?

The Weird and Wonderful Living Lands

As an envoy of the kingdom of Aedyr, you are sent to the far-off island known as the Living Lands to investigate rumors of a spreading plague. The island itself is full of mysteries and secrets, danger and adventure, and choices and consequences. The Living Lands is a place that feels foreign at all times yet somewhat intrinsic to you as it feels the island itself is calling out to you for help. Explore an island home to many different environments and landscapes, each with their own unique ecosystem.

Visceral Combat to Play Your Way

Face the many dangerous creatures inhabiting the Living Lands in any way you desire. Mix and match swords, spells, guns, and shields to make quick work of enemies. Freeze an enemy in their place then smash them with your axe. Dig into your grimoire for spells to trap an enemy so you can follow up with a blow from your sword. Bash an enemy with your shield to stun them before driving your sword into them and kicking them off a cliff. How you approach each engaging combat situation is up to you.

The game will launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC and will also be available on Xbox Game Pass upon its release. Stay tuned to RPGFan for all news Avowed and RPG!

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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