Following a recent mention of Avernum 5 in a Q&A (story
Spiderweb Software now officially announces the next installment in their
cross-platform RPG series, saying Avernum 5 will be released for Macintosh by
the end of this year and for Windows towards the beginning of next:
11, 2007 - Spiderweb Software, Inc. announced today the development of Avernum
5, the latest game in the award-winning Avernum series. Avernum 5 is set in the
world of Avernum, an enormous series of caves far under the surface of the
world. Explore this enormous, alien environment, meet multitudes of interesting
characters, and rampage through many unique dungeons and hostile cities.
The surface world is ruled by the Empire. Its power is absolute. Its control is
unchallenged. And, as a soldier of the Empire, you have a good, comfortable life
ahead of you. But then a rebel named Dorikas tried to assassinate the Emperor,
and everything went wrong for you.
The villain fled somewhere into Avernum, an underworld nation of eccentrics,
misfits, and barely civilized monsters, most of whom hate the Empire. And that
is where you are going. You must find Dorikas, while dealing with spies,
betrayal, and assassins at every turn.
The enemy is waiting for you. You will only survive his attention with the help
of these strange cave dwellers. If, of course, they donít kill you first.
Screenshots and more information are available at
Avernum 5 is the newest game in the popular and long-running Avernum series.
Explore a gigantic world, with hundreds of quests, multitudes of side dungeons,
and many hours of adventure. Avernum 5 has a fascinating storyline, full of
betrayal, mystery, and unexpected turns. The game features clever enemies and
dozens of interesting scripted encounters. Learn over 50 spells and battle
disciplines. Hunt for hundreds of magical items, or find the materials to craft
new, unique equipment. Avernum 5 will be out for Macintosh in late 2007 and
Windows in early 2008.