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Warhammer: Chaosbane was announced not so long ago as a Diablo-like action-RPG taking place in the Warhammer Fantasy world. And if that sounds like something up your alley, PCGamesN now offers an interview with Eko Software's game director Jean-Georges Levieux, where he sheds some light on the game's setting, story, characters, and more. An excerpt:
Can you give an overview of the storyline?
Levieux: For the moment, we don’t want to spoil too much of the story, and we’ll make a specific focus on that a bit later. All we can say is that we are working hard to offer players a story that will be up to the standards of the IP. Since this is one of our main ambitions for the title, we teamed up with one of the most well-regarded Warhammer Fantasy writers in order to build the story and characters. We can’t wait to show you more!
You say it will be set "in the middle of Old World history." That means it's not End Times, right?
Levieux: Your assumption is correct: the game is set within the Warhammer Fantasy IP canon, not the End Times.
The first screens show a High Elf Mage and an Empire Captain. Can you give an overview of the Wood Elf and Dwarf characters, and their playstyles?
Levieux: Each character has their own playstyle and gameplay mechanics in the game. You will see that, if you play the game with friends, it’s even more interesting because everybody can have a different role.
The Empire Captain is a tank, able to take a lot of damage and specialised in close combat. The High Elf Mage is less resistant but is capable a dealing a great amount of damage from afar. As for the Dwarf and Wood Elf… we’ll introduce them later on.