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Greedfall E3 trailer shows off its colonial story

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Greedfall (opens in new tab), Spiders' colonial RPG, has a new trailer that gives us a glimpse of crisis going down on this magical island. Take a gander above.

It's an interesting one, is Greedfall, putting you in the shoes of a new settler seeking a cure for a disease on a magical island. It's an unspoiled place with its own inhabitants, so of course there's a conflict. 

The colonists want to exploit the land, the islands denizens obviously want to protect it, using magic and supernatural Guardians to stop the colonists from wrecking everything as they search for the islands secrets. 

The world will evolve based on your actions, from performing little tasks to making political decisions. The trailer is pretty aggressive, but you'll be able to take  a more peaceful path, using diplomacy or just being really sneaky and tricky to get what you want. 

Colonialism is a tricky concept for any RPG to tackle, and while Spiders is an experienced studio, it's also got a penchant for rough RPGs that don't live up to their ambitions. Maybe this will be the combo-breaker, but the studio has its work cut out for it. 

Greedfall is due out on PC in September. 

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.