Can you feel the excitement in the air? I can, it’s almost palpable. Smells like thick cigar smoke and cheap booze, the sort of stuff a detective might be surrounded with… Could this be an indication of what’s to come? Oh yes, you can bet it is, because today is finally the day we get a release date for Disco Elysium (formerly No Truce with the Furies).
You know, I might have a few detective skills of my own, because I think I could feel your heart skipping a beat there. What is this mysterious date, you ask? October 15th is the day Disco Elysium comes out, hopefully shaking the RPG world to its core.
Why am I so excited for this game? Well, for starters, it’s an open world RPG that is not focused on combat, instead going after the elusive “role playing” aspect that is often neglected by other games. Clothes are important, skills are gameplay altering in more ways than I could count, and you can mold your character’s inner bits too, with their “Thought Cabinet”.
Want to be the champion of the people, solving murders and sending criminals to prison? You can. More interested in turning a blind eye to certain illicit activities in exchange for some cash that can buy you more cheap booze to forget your misdeeds? That’s certainly an option as well.
Here’s what developers ZA/UM have to say about their game’s feature set:
Unprecedented freedom of choice. Intimidate, sweet-talk, resort to violence, write poetry, sing karaoke, dance like a beast or solve the meaning of life. Disco Elysium is the most faithful representation of desktop role playing ever attempted in video games.
Countless tools for role playing. Mix and match from 24 wildly different skills. Develop a personal style with 80 clothes items. Wield 14 tools from guns to flashlights to a boombox, or pour yourself a cocktail of 6 different psychoactive substances. Develop your character even further with 60 wild thoughts to think – with the detective’s Thought Cabinet.
A revolutionary dialogue system with unforgettable characters. The world is alive with real people, not extras. Play them against each other, try to help them, or fall hopelessly in love. Disco Elysium‘s revolutionary dialogue system lets you do almost anything.
Carve your unique path across the city. Explore, manipulate, collect tare or become a millionaire in an open world unlike anything you’ve seen before. The city of Revachol is yours for the taking, one small piece at a time. From the streets to the beaches – and beyond.
Hard boiled, hard core. Death, sex, taxes and disco – nothing is off the table. Revachol is a real place with real challenges. Solve a massive murder investigation, or relax and kick back with sprawling side-cases. The detective decides, the citizens abide.