Tactical RPG Blackguards is out now, as this hexy launch trailer proves

Well I said Blackguards would be releasing in January, and I was (just about) right: Daedalic's turn-based, tactical RPG is out now on yer actual Steam. To coincide with the release, a combat-heavy trailer has been released into the wild. See spells fly, and baddies get incinerated after the break.

Blackguards is an unusually dark game from traditionally pointy-clicky developers Daedalic, which makes sense as they're the current stewards for the grim Dark Eye universe. We went hands-on with the game back in March , so it's probably changed a bit since then. If only there were a demo to - oh wait, there is .

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.