New release: Twilight of the Gods (Götterdämmerung)

Word reaches me of a new jRPG: Twilight of the Gods (a.k.a. Götterdämmerung in the game’s original German).

Developed by Default Games, Twilight of the Gods takes place in 2112, a century after the world tore itself asunder:

In the year 2012, a series of unexplained terrorist attacks pushes the world into nuclear war; civilization as we know it is completely destroyed. The war’s few survivors gather in small villages and struggle against famine and disease. In the following decades, six charismatic leaders appear in various parts of the globe and begin shaping new civilizations from the ruins. It does not take long before these new empires start to fight among each other, and new wars break out.
Slowly, gradually, the new empires learn to live with each other; today, one hundred years after the nuclear war, the world lives in a fragile peace.
In the trading post of Dikea, on the southern border of the Saharan desert, a young boy grows up in a peaceful culture of farmers who shun any technology that is not absolutely necessary for growing crops. When a mysterious flying object falls into his father’s cabbage patch, his life is suddenly about to become a lot more interesting…

Here is a gameplay trailer that shows off the (surprisingly numerous) sides of TotG:

Twilight of the Gods is currently available for $19.99 direct from the developer. It is Windows-only. (If you don’t buy the game up-front, it functions as a free demo with two hours of gameplay available before you have to unlock it.)

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