- Aug 25, 2020
The Waylanders will launch for Steam Early Access on June 16. Announced exclusively as part of today's IGN Expo, The Waylanders is a tactical RPG set in a mythological take on Celtic Spain. The Early Access version will contain around 10-12 hours of the planned 40-hour full game, and will include 8 distinct locations divided into 40 maps. Check out an announcement trailer below: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/10/waylanders-summer-of-gaming-exclusive-gameplay-trailer"] Funded on Kickstarter and written by Emily Grace Buck, Chris Avellone and Gavin Jurgens-Fyrhie, The Waylanders sees you take a party into the wilderness, choosing from 6 basic classes and hundreds of potential skills. The key innovation is in combat formations, where you can fuse multiple characters into historical and fantastical formations to allow for advanced tactics. The likes of loyalty quests, crafting improvements and advanced classes, as well as additional languages, will be added during the course of Early Access. The game will be available in Early Access for $34.99 (with a further 10% discount at launch). [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-waylanders-10-exclusive-images&captions=true"] There's much, much more to see from today's IGN Expo, and we're running the Summer of Gaming throughout June – here's the Summer of Gaming full schedule. All month, we're supporting some incredibly important causes – the World Health Organisation and The Bail Project – if you are able, help us support them too at donate.ign.com. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter.