Songs of Conquest was initially showed off at the PC Gaming Show in 2019, and it returns this year to announce a release date and show off some fresh gameplay video inspired by classics such as Heroes of Might and Magic. View the new trailer above.
When it launches in early 2022, you’ll be able to put yourself in the shoes of a Wielder, a strong wizard who travels up and down the beautiful pixel fantasy country, engaging in combat and building up your kingdom.
Though games like HoMM and Age of Wonders laid the groundwork, creator Lavapotion added a few innovations, such as Wielders gaining magical power from their soldiers rather than a mana pool. They get a particular resource, Essence, from their army, which comes in a variety of flavours depending on how you’ve built your force.
Your little kingdom will face off against four factions, each having its own squad of units, style, and biome. Here’s a list of your next adversaries:
- Arleon: Knights of old battling each other for dominance
- Rana: Ancient tribes fighting for survival in the swamp
- Loth: Necromancers raising the dead to create a glorious future
- Barya: Mercenaries and inventors dedicated to coin and gunpowder
Along with the storey campaign, which can be played in both local and online multiplayer, an in-game editor will allow you to create your own missions. You’ll be able to script in-game events, make dialogue, and even control the music using the editing tools.
Songs of Conquest will be available next year on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store.