Disco Elysium

ZA/UM has revealed the release date of its long-awaited detective RPG Disco Elysium, previously known as No Truce For the Furies.

The ambitious title will launch on October 15, exclusively for PC via Steam and GOG for the time being.

To mark the announcement, the team has released a new ‘release date & features’ trailer, which provides an overview of the range of options that players will have access to.

Notably, Disco Elysium promises a level of depth and freedom normally reserved for tabletop RPGs, including skill checks with on-screen dice rolls. Significantly, combat will be only one of many options at the player’s disposal, with the studio citing alternatives as diverse and unexpected as writing poetry and dancing.

To go along with that, the game will feature 24 skills, ranging from the traditional (perception, endurance) to the distinctly odd (pain threshold, visual calculus).

The player takes the role of a detective who arrives in the city of Revachol. Disco Elysium has as its centrepiece a “massive murder investigation,” though the city is littered with side missions and other distractions.

OnlySP spoke to the development team back in 2017 when the project was still known by its previous title, discussing the way that skills work, the decision to avoid the tropes of fantasy RPGs and the setpiece “story combat” sections, which promise to shake up the way that conflict is handled.

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Damien Lawardorn
Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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