Game of Thrones: Genesis developer Cyanide has released a batch of shots for its upcoming Of Orcs and Men. Produced in partnership with Faery: Legend of Avalon developer Spiders, the game is Cyanide's first shot at bringing a large-scale new IP to the fantasy RPG arena. The game's hook rests on a simple perspective shift: those big green guys? That's you and your crew. The little pink dorks with the swords and armor? Those bastards are the enemy.

Zooming in on the strategy-oriented play offered by Cyanide titles such as Blood Bowl and Game of Thrones: Genesis, Of Orcs and Men offers a more linear RPG saga. The game follows your Orc hero and his Goblin sidekick deep behind enemy lines on their quest to end years of pink-on-green oppression by assassinating the human Emperor. It's always intriguing to take a look through the other side's eyes – particularly if the other side is a grunting, ten-foot tall monster. Besides, who doesn't have those days when a bit of righteous human-clobbering would be just the ticket? All of which means we'll be keeping an eye on Of Orcs and Men in the leadup to its 2012 release.

Oct 7, 2011

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  • TempariusMaximus - October 8, 2011 1:29 a.m.

  • sirdilznik - October 7, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    That sounds right up my alley. Whenever possible I always play as an Orc (Morrowind, Oblivion, my short stint in WoW, etc.). Hopefully the game turns out good. On a different note, apparently reCaptcha now wants me to type out algebraic formulas. No thanks, I'll just reload until I get something resembling words.
  • IceBlueKirby - October 7, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    May have to keep an eye on this one. Human clobbering would be my favorite pasttime if it were, you know, legal.

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