Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates has just received an official release date from developers Coin Operated Games.
Coin Operated Games have announced today that their upcoming Neo-Victorian RPG Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, will be coming to PC via Steam starting on October 4, 2017. The title is being developed by industry veterans from the likes of renowned companies such as Crytek, Creative Assembly, Codemasters and Digital Reality.
For those unfamiliar with the upcoming title, Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates is set in a troubled New York city, which has been flooded by rising oceans. Citizens are also facing an even deadlier threat: all the fresh water has been replaced with sea water due to failing pipes.
While the game is set in a fictional New York City, Empyre will use realistic and authentic depictions of historic patent medicines, including poisons and tonics made from dangerous ingredients. Additionally, several of the game’s objectives and quests will be directly related to experiences a real life person in the 19th century would be familiar with. The game is set in an established 1900s era.
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates will feature an exciting and original narrative written by legendary writer/comic artist Paul Noth. Noth is a staff cartoonist for the renowned New Yorker magazine, where his work has appeared on a regular basis since 2004.
Some career highlights include his Emmy-nominated animated series Pale Force, which was for the Late Night Programme with Conan O’Brien. Addtionally, Noth was an animation consultant for Saturday Night Live, he has also developed series and shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim. Noth also has under his belt a trilogy of novels which will be published by Bloomsbury in April of 2018, starting with How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens.
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates will be available via Steam on October 4, 2017. More information will be available soon, but those interested in the title can visit the game’s official website to learn more.