Obsidian Entertainment, the RPG video game developer behind titles like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dungeon Siege III, Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, and the highly anticipated upcoming South Park: The Stick of Truth, has released a super tease of their next project, leaving us to guess wildly at what it might be.
The first tease, which you can see above (click to go big), arrived yesterday and shows the number 4 encircled by some kind of dragon-like creature eating its own tail. The number 4 is what jumped out to people right away, leading many to think it has something to do with Dungeon Siege 4 considering the tease has a distinctive fantasy feel to it. Another popular thought is that it’s for Fallout 4.
But now another tease has been released that shakes things up slightly. Continue reading for more, and to share what you think Obsidian’s new RPG will be.
The first cryptic message accompanying the teaser above says:
“What do the words mean?”
“Nothing. The Dirge of Eir Glanfath is sound without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must.”
Now a visit to Obsidian’s website has the same dragon eating its own tail, but instead of a 4 the number is now 3. One can only assume that it’s a countdown to some sort of announcement later this week.
The message below that teaser says:
“The book unread is unwritten. The reason we don’t explain it is the reason we use it. Its power is in its mystery. That is the Leaden Key, in part, in whole. Is it clear?”
“Digging for truth buries the seeker.”
Now Fallout 4 should be scratched immediately. Clearly this is for some kind of fantasy game, and it’s very much likely that Bethesda Softworks is working on Fallout 4 right now (rumors swirl of the long-whispered Fallout: Commonwealth being announced soon).
The more likely scenarios involve three projects we know Obsidian would be involved with. The first is, of course, another Dungeon Siege game, which seems to be the favorite guess.
The next would be exciting for fans of fantasy books, as Obsidian and Red Eagle Games announced back in 2010 that they would be joining forces to make video games based on Robert Jordan’s excellent Wheel of Time series. It doesn’t appear that anything mentioned in these two teases ties to the Wheel of Time series, but it’s still a possibility. One of the symbols associated with Jordan’s books is a snake eating its own tail and forming the infinity symbol, and the “Dragon” is an important aspect to the story, so take that as you will.
Lastly, Obsidian announced not too long ago that they had a brand new IP (intellectual property) they were pitching to many possible publishers with very good results, so this could very well be something completely new.
One more thing worth noting: this symbol is quite similar to to the symbol being used for The Elder Scrolls Online, as well, though that symbol has a circle of three dragons each eating the next’s tail instead of the one eating its own tail here. There’s absolutely no reason to think that Obsidian is working on a new Elder Scrolls game much like they did the semi-sequel to Bethesda’s Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, but it’s still worth pointing out for the sake of discussion.
It would appear that the best thing to do is to head on over to Obsidian’s website tomorrow, the day after that, and likely the day after that as well to see what’s going on. But for now, we speculate!
What do you think or hope Obsidian’s new game is?
[Source: Game Informer]