GRIMM: Dark Legacy Announced
GRIMM is a TV show which I picked up on from the start and has become so popular, the rest of the family are watching it and we even have the seasons on blu ray, but that’s not what this is about.
GRIMM: Dark Legacy is a title based on the NBC TV show, which comes from GAMESCO and is due to launch in mid-2016 as an online only free-to-play title. Although it’s based on the TV show, it will actually take place hundreds of years before, in a more traditional Old World setting.
Currently airing for a fifth season on NBC, Grimm is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales. Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. After his discovery he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
“The richness of the Grimm universe lends itself perfectly to becoming an incredible gaming experience and it’s an honour to be able to make this a reality” said Rob Ollett, CEO of GAMESCO. “Creating a game based on the Grimm TV series is a perfect demonstration of our ambitions as a new type of networked video game publisher, matchmaking the great development talent at Artplant with this rich and creative license from Universal Partnerships & Licensing.”
Played exclusively online, Grimm: Dark Legacy will draw heavily upon the rich heritage of the TV series, fusing together tactical survival combat, exploration, mission-based gameplay and co-operative multiplayer experiences. The game will encourage players to explore the expansive Old World while completing different types of missions to win rewards, transform themselves and their equipment and become formidable Grimm hunters. Combat will also be integral to the gameplay with gamers having to fend off ferocious Wesen attacks by equipping a wide variety of weapons similar to the ones that Nick wields in the series.
If you would like to find out more and sign up for the beta, please visit www.grimmdarklegacy.com.