Epic shows off Paragon's second hero: a man named Steel


The second weekly blast of heroic unveilings has emerged from Epic's upcoming Paragon in the form of Steel, a massive slab of grim-faced goon who appears as though he'll take a rather different approach to handling his problems than the last guy, Twinblast.

Twinblast has a bespoke calfskin vest, Adam Jensen arms, and a pair of pistols that, while proportioned more along the lines of double-barrel grenade launchers, are probably relatively elegant as videogames go. Steel, on the other hand, looks more like a tarted-up Tychus, minus the helmet, gun, and happy disposition, and his weapon of choice as far as I can is his fist. His triple-armored, hydraulic-driven, rocket-powered fist, that is.

Steel is the second of Epic's Paragon heroes to be revealed, although the studio remains tight-lipped about the game itself. Three more remain: Sparrow, Dekker, and Grux, who will be revealed in one, two, and three weeks' time respectively. Hit up PlayParagon.com to see more and sign up for the beta. Paragon is expected to come out in early 2016.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.