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Foretales

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Dear Villagers
Developer: Alkemi Games
Release Date: Summer 2022

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'Foretales' Shows Off 5 Mins Of Gameplay, PC Demo Coming During June's Steam Next Fest - Trailer

by Rainier on May 24, 2022 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT

Foretales is a story-driven card game that tells the story of a collapsing world doomed by a dark​ prophecy.

Foretales tells the story of a collapsing world doomed by a dark​ prophecy. Assuming the role of the avian small-time thief Volepain, you must assemble your party by choosing from a selection of anthropomorphic characters ranging from the tiger archer Léo, to the gorilla Karst, to the elephant Isabeau, and parrot Pattenbois. Use each character's unique skills along with consumable cards to forge your path through a huge variety of scripted encounters and situations. Choose whether to approach a scenario by using stealth, creating a ruse, making a trade, or engaging in good old-fashioned fisticuffs.

A terrible curse is ravaging the realm and the only one who can stop it is a small-time thief named Volepain.

The Weaver entrusted the instruments of creation to her children, the Nymphants.

The Weaver put in the hands of her children the fate of the world’s creation and stability. The instruments of creation have the power to create and destroy the many worlds of Foretales. Discover the true goals of the Nymphants and the Cult or embrace the Maelstorm for eternity!

Play through the story multiple times to unlock all narrative branches, find multiple solutions to a single problem and maybe discover a way to achieve what seemed impossible at first. Experiment with different card associations and write your own story with your own moral values.

Foretales’ tabletop inspired mechanics are brought to life through a gorgeous illustrative art style that recalls the classic 2D animation of Disney’s golden era. The atmosphere is enhanced through a soundtrack by legendary composer Christophe Héral, of Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman Legends fame, while prolific character actor Travis Willingham (whose IMDB profile is so vast we wouldn’t even know where to begin) offers his esteemed vocal talents as the narrator.

Indie developer Alkemi and publisher Dear Villagers announced that Foretales will participate in both the press and public Steam Next Fest events, from June 13th at 10am PST to June 20th at 10am PST, where a playable demo will be available.

Key Features:

  • Expansive branching storylines with multtiple endings
  • Card-based gameplay
  • Decksploration gameplay
  • Unique "board game" feel
  • Superb artistic direction
  • Original score by Christophe Héral (Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil)
  • Turn-based card combat
  • Great replay value
  • Original story and world
  • Huge cast of characters
  • Narration by Travis Willingham (Critical Role, The Legend of Vox Machina)

Foretales is coming to PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2022.


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