Shadow Realms is a great looking new asymmetric 4v1 story-driven online action RPG from BioWare and EA that pits 4 players against an all-powerful Shadowlord.
Details on the plot are fairly scant at the moment, but it looks like it will revolve around a group of humans who discover they have arcane powers and have to protect the world against an invading legion of monsters (the shadow legion). The story will be episodic, with new plot developments released over regular intervals.
Gameplay in Shadow Realms will comprise of asymmetric 4v1 missions, with 4 players working together to defeat the Shadowlord. According to BioWare Austin’s general manager “The Shadowlord controls every aspect of the game, possessing, entrapping and destroying. A continuously updated story, embedded in the online adventure, along with an ever-changing world, will ensure that no two trips will play out the same way.”
Shadow Realms will be a PC-only title and as its coming from BioWare (Baldur’s Gate, Star Wars: KOTOR, Mass Effect & Dragon Age), it’s a safe bet that this game’s going to be worthy of your attention.
Update: Alpha No Longer Available