Anunciado o lançamento secreto da Green Ronin

contador no site da Green Ronin acabou de zerar, e trouxe como grande novidade a aquisição por parte da editora dos direitos para publicar uma versão do jogo Dragon Age da BioWare, empresa de jogos eletrônicos responsável pelos adorados jogos de D&D da série Baldur’s Gate e os não tão adorados de Neverwinter Nights, além do genial Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Segue o anúncio tirado do site da editora:

Bioware and Green Ronin to Publish Dragon Age Pen & Paper Role-Playing Game

BioWare’s Highly Anticipated Epic Fantasy Video Game Gets the Pen & Paper Treatment

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 5, 2009) — Leading video game developer BioWareTM, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Green Ronin Publishing will launch a pen and paper role-playing game (RPG) based on the highly anticipated video game, Dragon AgeTM: Origins. The pen and paper game extends the Dragon Age universe, making it more accessible to passionate RPG fans looking for another way to experience the epic fantasy world of Thedas.

“We’re delighted to be working with Green Ronin to explore more of the Dragon Age universe through a pen and paper role-playing game. We’re excited to deliver Dragon Age’s unique dark, heroic fantasy to our audience in a brand new way—a perfect complement to the landmark game we’re launching on PC, Xbox 360, and PLAYSTATION 3 this fall,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager and CEO, BioWare and General Manager and Vice President, EA. “Our development teams craft rich, deep worlds, and this is an excellent way to expand the franchise.”

Dragon Age: Origins has been described as the spiritual successor to BioWare’s Baldur’s GateTM, one of the most highly-acclaimed fantasy computer RPGs in the world, so when BioWare approached us to do a pen and paper version, we had to say ‘yes!’,” said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. “With our work on Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Black Company, and Thieves’ World, dark fantasy is in our blood and Dragon Age: Origins is the best in its class. An opportunity to collaborate with BioWare on Dragon Age: Origins was not to be missed.”

The Dragon Age pen and paper RPG will be available at card shops, and book and comic retailers in summer 2009. The first release will be a boxed set—perfect for new and experienced role-players alike. Green Ronin plans to release additional boxed sets and supplemental books, expanding the Dragon Age world even further.

Dragon Age: Origins from BioWare invites players to create their own heroes and join the fight against the darkspawn in a world of violence, lust, and betrayal. The game will feature deep character customization, challenging decisions, and a wealth of gritty, mature plots that, combined with the BioWare heritage, make it one of the most highly-anticipated releases of 2009. Dragon Age: Origins is scheduled to release this fall on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Bom, não é que eu não tenha achado legal, a BioWare é foda, assim como a Green Ronin, então algo bacana deve surgir disso aí, tanto nas mesas de jogo como nos consoles. E a idéia de lançar a parada em caixas é um toque bacana que agrada meu lado conservador e saudosista. Mas eu embarquei mesmo nas expectativas do pessoal da EN World, e tava viajando em algo já estabelecido, como uma adaptação oficial do universo DC e tal. Ainda assim, a arte do jogo está linda, no mínino bonitona a caixa vai ser!

E fica a dúvida – sistema próprio? 3ª edição? True 20? O mesmo sistema usado no Game of Thrones?

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