Upcoming First-Person Dungeon-Crawler Unites Classic Turn-Based RPG Gameplay With Stories, Characters and Settings Inspired by Unexplored Central European Folklore and Legends
Zen Studios proudly announces the single-largest production of its 15-year history with Operencia: The Stolen Sun. The role-playing game breathes new life into the classic first-person dungeon-crawler genre while also unifying Central European folklore and legends – most of which have never been depicted in video games – into one cohesive universe. It will be available in early 2019, exclusively on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam.
The land of Operencia is an unconventional fantasy world where history meets legend – a faraway land referenced in countless Hungarian folktales told for hundreds of years. For the first time ever, these stories – and many others spanning Central Europe – all occur in the context of one single universe. Adding further depth, real-life historical figures populate the game, if in a more legendary form, such as King Attila and the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars. Locations vary from common fairytale settings (e.g., castles, tombs and forests) to fantastical versions of storied landmarks anyone can physically visit today, such as Romania’s fortresses of Deva and Bálványos.