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The Release of The Thaumaturge, Historical Fantasy RPG, Delayed

15 Feb 2024

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The much-anticipated historical fantasy game, The Thaumaturge, is set to be released later than initially projected. According to an official tweet, its arrival is now slated for March 4. The justification provided was that extra time would allow the game to be relished in the manner it rightfully should.

It has been speculated that the release date revision might be a strategic move to avoid coinciding with the launches of Skull and Bones and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth in late February. Rather surprisingly, the announcement was met with positivity, with gamers expressing understanding for the decision, and stating that it's worth the wait.

The Thaumaturge is an intriguing role-playing game set in 20th-century Warsaw depicted through an isometric view. It's a unique blend of puzzle-solving, turn-based fighting and mystical supernatural powers. You get to play as Wiktor Szulski, a character who can summon salutors, powerful spirits that aid in exploration and combat.

In fact, elements of The Thaumaturge share some similarities with other games. From Disco Elysium's style of investigations to Persona 5 Royal's spirit-dependent warfare, not forgetting Dishonored 2's Victoria aesthetic. It unfolds a compelling and captivating narrative set against the backdrop of Poland's time under the Imperial Russian rule in 1905, and offers a novel approach with its supernatural twist.

The Thaumaturge didn't invent the notion of delay, however. Other isometric RPGs, such as Baldur's Gate 3, have also changed their launch dates to bypass competing with other significant game launches. For those seeking other story-driven games while awaiting The Thaumaturge, there's no shortage of great RPGs and narrative games on the market.

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