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Lichdom announced, brings a magical RPG to CryEngine 3

Lichdom's announcement took place during AMD's GPU '14 Tech Day, hence this trailer being full of graphical effects and particle pretties. It's a CryEngine 3 powered RPG, which looks a bit like what you might get if you took The Elder Scrolls series and forced it to focus on doing one thing really well. In Lichdom's case, that thing is magic. Cue fire, explosions and arcing shafts of light.

"The system driving combat and magic is designed from the ground up to deliver an emergent spell-casting experience in worlds tailored to allow for experimentation and re-playability," claims the game's website . "The player is trained in the use of these systems through quests tailored to feel seamless with the environment."

Also, you play as a character named "Dragon". So there's that.

Lichdom is due out Summer, 2014. Below, you'll find the combat teaser released for GDC earlier this year.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.