Shroud of the Avatar official artwork of a battle against a dragon

Back in 2013 the Ultima and Ultimate Online inspired Shroud of the Avatar managed to secure $1,919,275 in funding on Kickstarter, after which it made its way to Steam Early Access in November of 2014. And now, after an incredibly long development cycle, the Shroud of the Avatar MMORPG has finally released in full, though unfortunately it would appear that the Steam reviews haven't become any more positive about it over the years.

Whether the criticism is fair or not, I'm afraid I simply cannot tell you as I haven't played it, but what I can do is share two of the most recent trailers. The first video is a cinematic trailer that will give you a bit of an idea of what the story is all about, while the second one is a co-op focused gameplay preview that should offer some insight into how Shroud of the Avatar is actually played. Have a look:

If you're still not sure what exactly you're looking at, you might be interested to hear that Shroud of the Avatar has a free trial available. I don't know any of the specifics since the website is incredibly light on details, but chances are it's going to be the first few levels, so it should give you a pretty decent idea of whether Shroud of the Avatar is a game you'd want to sink in a lot of time into or not.

You can learn more, as well as check out some of the other videos, by heading to either Steam or the official website.