Divinity: Dragon Commander has been out for a few months now, giving Dragon Knights ample opportunity to decide the fate of its colourful world. Now, developer Larian Studios have collected up those myriad political decisions into an infotrailer showing what players decided. What would the world look like if it were ran by people who enjoyed pretending to be a dragon? Well, for one thing, there'd be slightly more nudity.
Divinity: Dragon Commander
Seeing you sitting there in that anti-fracking T-shirt and German pickelhaube, with that iguana on your shoulder, mischievous twinkle in your eye, and bookcase stacked with strategy curios like Hostile Waters, Rise of Legends, and King’s Bounty, I’m 98% certain you’re going to enjoy Dragon Commander.
You’re just the kind of noveltyhungry, socially-savvy, lizardcuddling connoisseur to appreciate Larian’s splendidly eccentric mix of RTS, RPG, TBS and shmup. You’re going to love the fact that you can abandon battle orchestration at any point and go racing around maps in the guise of a giant fireball-gobbing dragon. You’re going to nod approvingly on learning that those battles are the spontaneous results of army collisions on a Total Warreminiscent strat map.
I don't know about you, but I've been getting a bit of eSports fatigue lately; League of Legends champions seem to be breeding like zerglings. If there's one thing that can get me back into the game, however, it's Dragon Commander. I mean, jetpack-toting dragons roasting each other like marshmallows in a dogfight? Now that's the edge-of-your-seat stuff that defines eSports.
A new interactive video from Larian Studios lets you get a taste for the power you'll be wielding in its eclectic upcoming RTS Divinity: Dragon Commander. Surely piloting a flame-breathing, jet-pack wearing dragon brings its own challenges, but we see in this new video that political intrigue and consensus building may be an even trickier proposition.
Divinity: Dragon Commander is one of those games that defies genre classification, and does so quite aggressively. Like, angry-dragon-wearing-a-jetpack aggressively.
Larian Studios announced today a new release date of August 6 for its upcoming strategy RPG game Divinity: Dragon Commander. The studio had previously set a goal of May or June for release, but has said that their dragons "needed a few more tweaks to their jetpacks," according to the official studio website.
Spring seems reluctant to arrive this year. Is it because of the increasingly erratic meteorological conditions resulting from climate change? Or is it because of FROST GIANTS?!?! We know what we think, and no vast body of evidence and scientific consensus is going to convince us otherwise - particularly not now that we've gone and featured such a mythic beast as the cover star of issue 251 of PC Gamer UK. He's one of the many gruesome gribblies you might encounter in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, to which we've dedicated a massive preview. There's lots more besides: we get on board with Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, voyage to the edge of known space in Wildstar and screech through the skies in Divinity: Dragon Commander.
All that AND the mag comes with £8 worth of PlanetSide 2 items!
Issue 251 should be on shelves today, but you can nab it from the App Store, Google Play and Zinio too. Of course, you could always subscribe and get each issue delivered to your door! Hit the jump to see the exclusive subs cover to fully appreciate the majesty of our new ice-dwelling overlord. Then discover what other treats await: news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, tech tests and much more!
On the surface, slapping a jetpack on a dragon just seems redundant. But Divinity: Dragon Commander isn't an ordinary fantasy game. Larian's upcoming RTS/card game/RPG/skeleton marriage simulator blends political power plays with massive strategic wars, but it also piles on the absurd beyond rocketeering wyverns. Here's a trailer showing off the steampunk craziness, including appearances of elves with lightning-bolt ears, dapper dragon-men, and a somehow boobed reptilian adviser.