The picturesque board game Armello
that reviewers called "a digital board game that exists somewhere between the island of Catan and the land of Studio Ghibli" is set to arrive later this month. The developers at League of Geeks promise it combines all the great features of card games, board games and RPGs.
We've also received details of Armello's
first DLC pack, which will be launching alongside the game. Called "The Usurpers Hero Pack," it will add four new heroes, one from each animal clan. When added to the eight heroes that are part of the base game, it'll bring the total number of heroes up to 12. As with the other characters, each hero will have their own unique capabilities. Also included are four new Clan Rings, which "provide benefits and powerful boosts to the base stats of a hero."
The characters included with the "Usurpers" pack are:
- Magna, the Unbroken: A tank-like Wolf Clan member with the Hero Power, "Shield Maiden," which allows her to reflect attacks. Magna's high Body and Fight stats in combination with Shield Maiden is ideally suited for players who focus on combat.
- Elyssia, Wardress of Warrens: A hero of the Rabbit Clan who can permanently fortify settlements with her "Architect" ability, granting Elyssia greater control of the daily gold reward for holding settlements. While not the strongest in straightforward fights, her high Wits stat and ability to monopolize Armello's economy make her very dangerous.
- Ghor, The Wyldkin: A Bear Clan hero whose magic draws strength from forests. His Hero Power, "Conduit," allows him to cast spells for one less magic per adjacent forest, and enables him to cast to any woodland tiles on the board. This powerful ability, is ideal for stealthy spell play.
- Sargon, The Death Teller: The latest addition to the Rat Clan has evenly balanced stats, but his Hero Power, "Veil Gazer," makes him a very appealing choice to cerebral players. Sargon has the ability to see cards before they're drawn, giving him a strategic advantage over every other character.
will be available on Xbox One on August 30th for US$19.99. "The Usurpers Hero Pack" will be available on the same date for US$9.99.