By Joseph Luster
Wartales is a medieval-themed open-world tactical RPG from Shiro Unlimited, and it’s been doing pretty well for itself since its initial launch. To celebrate its success, the game recently introduced an impressive Capital City update that adds a huge fifth region into the mix via Steam Early Access, so anyone looking for a reason to keep playing now has quite the sizable incentive.
The Capital City of Gosenberg is a bustling area full of both opportunity and danger, from the atmospheric sounds of street performers to the Grand Tournament, which players can enter to test their mettle in unique ways. While unraveling the many secrets within the city itself, players can try out a slew of new combat abilities and strategies to which their warband will now have access. Whether you choose to deploy eagle-eyed archers or powerful brutes, you’ll be able to swiftly exercise these skills in turn-based battles set atop the cobblestone streets, and you never know when a new challenge will pop up around the next corner.
The Grand Tournament is enough to keep most folks occupied for quite some time outside of the main campaign. In it, you can compete for riches and raise your status while taking on competitors in the national sport known as Rouste. Newly added features like this make the Capital City of Gosenberg update more than just a tacked-on extension of the main story; there are a lot of ways you can use this new area to improve your squad and tactics for all the other battles that await.
Shiro Unlimited first published Wartales in December 2021, and it remains in Early Access to allow players to get involved with its progress as it continues to be developed.
Despite only planning to be in Early Access for around 12 months, the fact that the game continues to be updated—especially with substantial additions like the Capital City of Gosenberg—bodes well for the eventual final product. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we’re all diving into the full game, but for now it is very much worth your time to get your mitts on it while it’s still in the oven.
Publisher: Shiro Unlimited
Available: Now (Early Access)