The Waylanders is an upcoming party-based RPG published and developed by Gato Studio. Inspired by beloved classics such as Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Baldur's Gate, the game features innovative and tactical combat system, The Waylanders brings the legends of the Celtic cultures to life. The Waylanders is available for PC (Windows) and it is scheduled for release in summer 2021 - The Waylanders is currently in Steam Early Access.
The Waylanders Story Overview
"The Celtic Brigantians are on their way to create an unprecedented alliance with the god-like Tuatha de Danaan⏤the supernatural rulers of the Isle of Ireland. King Ith and his son, the Prince, are hopeful that this will bring a new era of peace to Europe. You’re along on his expedition as either a diplomat, protector, or mercenary depending on your origin. But, tragedy strikes as the negotiations erupt into chaos. Everyone’s lives are in peril⏤including yours!
In order to allow the royalty to escape, you⏤with the help of a Mourian Seer and a Druid named Amergin⏤manage to hold the line. As you become overwhelmed by the forces of the Tuatha, you realize that you’ve taken on a suicide mission. Just as you suffer what would otherwise be a death blow, the Seer opens an entrance to the Mourian Underworld. She and Amergin work together, and by combining Mourian and Druidic magicks, they’re able to save your life…but at a cost. Parts of your body have been replaced by Mourian metals.
And more shocking…you’ve been untethered from space and time! You, and you alone, are developing the ability to travel through time.
You return home to Brigantia to find the land corrupted. It has been overrun by horrible monsters⏤creatures of pure chaos and rage! Not only that, but the prince has been unseated by a cruel and unyielding Usurper, who has turned the world of the Celts against all magick-users. By traveling between the Celtic and Medieval eras, you’ll discover the source of the monsters, bring peace back to the Celtic realm…and make some friends and lovers along the way!"
The Waylanders PC Requirements
Minimum PC Specs
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-7600K 3.8Ghz / AMD Ryzen 7 1700
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050
- Memory: TBA
- Storage: 40 GB available space
The Waylanders Main Features
The Waylanders is an exciting fantasy RPG inspired by classics such as Dragon Age: Origins and Baldur’s Gate.
Unique, party-based experience that time travels between two distinct eras: Celtic and Medieval. Explore and discover a rich atmosphere filled with various locations. Different races, time travel and contrasted scenarios will make you enjoy a rich and detailed map, with emblematic places that you will want to visit again and again.
The Waylanders is developed and published by a talented team along with some renowned collaborators. Discover a universe that has a deep backstory, written by international acclaimed scriptwriters: Emily Grace Buck (Lead Writer), Chris Avellone (Writer) and Mike Laidlaw (Consultant). Accompanied by an amazing score, crafted by an Emmy award-winner,3 times BAFTA nominee and Fallout’s main theme composer, Inon Zur.
Choices made in one time period can have dire consequences in the other, meaning players will feel the impact of their decisions in surprising and shocking ways.
Strategy & Innovation
Lead a party of 5 characters, utilizing over 800 different skills, to overcome challenges and defeat your enemies, as well as combining one of The Waylanders’ most innovative features called: Formations. Formations allow you to use your party as a team and fight with a strategic depth never seen in an RPG. Each class will have different formations to build, and each formation will have special abilities to use.
Customize your hero! Choose from 6 basic and 30 advanced classes, as well as 5 playable races based on Celtic mythology and different origins for your character
Travel with Companions
Companions are an integral part of any RPG experience, and The Waylanders offers a variety of traveling companions that can join you on your journey. The player will be able to talk to their companions in-depth, discover their past, play loyalty missions, and even experience romances with them.