Tyranny is a new RPG from Obsidian and Paradox

Have you ever wondered what happens with the world if evil prevails in that final, cataclysmic battle between demi-gods? Does life continue as normal, do the vast hordes of abominable creatures return from whence they came, and does peace ever really return to the ravaged land?

If your answer to the first question is yes, you'll be delighted to hear that Tyranny, a brand new RPG from Obsidian and Paradox, will delve deep in to exactly those topics. Here's the announcement trailer and some more information:


In Tyranny you assume the role of the Fatebinder, a judge and executioner of Kyros' law, acting under the constant vigil of the Overlord's Archon of Justice who, given the title, isn't the type of person you would have a chance to disappoint twice. It will be up to you to decide if you want to bring the populace in line through acts of justice and mercy, or perhaps the classic fear and cruelty route.

The word of a Fatebinder is law, and as such you will have numerous opportunities to influence the fate of the world through even the smallest of actions. Though beware, with each choice come consequences as there are many factions within and without Kyros' army that might not approve of what you're doing, factions that could throw a giant evil wrench in to your plans.

Tyranny screenshot - war ravaged camp

Nothing says evil like forcing yourself to live surrounded by the constant stench of rot

With a large world to explore, countless stories to experience and various factions to impress, Tyranny promises to offer a drastically different playthrough each time you give it a spin.

While there isn't much actual gameplay information available right now, I can't help but be excited for a game that's being made by Obsidian, one of the best RPG makers out there, and Paradox, a publisher/developer with one of the most unique collection of strategy games behind them. Its a match made in heaven... or well, hell!

There is currently no official release date for Tyranny, but judging from the quality of the in-game screenshots I'd wager its a late 2016, or early-mid 2017 release. If you're looking for a few more tidbits of information, check out the official website and prepare to be disappointed when you click the "gameplay trailer" button.

Tyranny in-game screenshot - glowing rocks

Are the crystals supposed to be the giant's blood? If so, that's a really nifty idea!