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Testament: The Order of the High Human Is a Metroidvania inspired by Skyrim

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Fairyship Games announced a brand new game today titled; Testament: The Order of the High Human. Judging by the announcement trailer that dropped a few hours ago, the title will take its inspiration from popular fantasy role-playing games such as The Elder Scrolls series, while incorporating Metroidvania mechanics that are not typically found within the action RPG genre.

Testament: The Order of the High Human, is not the only upcoming title from Fairyship Games. The studio is also working on another project called Shame Legacy, which is set to release on May 30th. However Shame Legacy is not an RPG, instead it is a first-person survival horror title; which goes to show the studio’s versatility.

In Testament: The Order of the High Human, players will embark on an epic journey assuming the role of Aran. Aran is the guardian of the realm and the king of the high humans within the post-apocalyptic fantasy land of Tessara. During the game’s opening, Aran endures a devastating betrayal orchestrated by his own brother, Arva. As a consequence of this treacherous act, Aran finds himself stripped of his once formidable powers, while Tessara becomes overrun by menacing creatures. The game will also aim to offer players a non-linear narrative, providing the freedom to shape their own adventure and make choices that promise to carry significant consequences.

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A primary objective for players is to guide Aran on a path to regain his lost powers, and this is achieved by earning experience points (XP) and upgrading his abilities. XP can be acquired by progressing through the main story and engaging in a variety of side quests. Testament: The Order of the High Human boasts an impressive total of 40 quests, ensuring that players have ample opportunities to immerse themselves in the rich lore that Tessara is steeped in. As players explore the vast and captivating landscapes of this post-apocalyptic realm, they will encounter hidden quest items and uncover secrets concealed within the environment, adding depth and excitement to their journey.

Testament: The Order of the High Human promises to let you go full-on old testament on enemies.
Testament: The Order of the High Human promises to let you go full-on old testament on enemies.

Testament: The Order of the High Human may fill the void for those awaiting the next Elder Scrolls title.

Tessara is teeming with a diverse array of formidable monsters, and players will need to employ various strategies to overcome these challenges. Testament: The Order of the High Human imbues players with 15 unique magic abilities, empowering them to cast spells and gain an advantageous edge in battles. Additionally, sword combat plays a prominent role in the game with players able to wield their blades in multiple tactical stances. To further enhance combat encounters players will have access to 15 potions, each possessing distinct effects that can turn the tide of a battle. Furthermore, a versatile bow with four different types of arrows adds an additional layer of strategic depth, allowing players to approach encounters with creativity and precision.

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Although no specific release date has been announced for Testament: The Order of the High Human, the game is already generating significant buzz. Excited fans can add it to their Steam wishlist, ensuring they stay up to date with the latest news, announcements, and release information as soon as they become available. Testament: The Order of the High Human is slated to launch on PC and consoles, promising an immersive and captivating gaming experience that will transport players to the enchanting world of Tessara.

Source: Fairyship Games

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Written by Daniel Boyd

Daniel is a 27-year-old writer from Glasgow. He graduated from university with an honours degree in 3D Animation, before pivoting to pursue his love for critical writing. He has also written freelance pieces for other sites such as Game Rant, and The Big Glasgow Comic Page. He loves movies, video games and comic books.