Last week we released the final preview build of Full Invasion: Osiris to our Patreon supporters! This build contains all the factions and almost all features we want to have in the full version of Osiris. Though we had hit some delays while making this preview, which ended up causing it to be complete about 1.5 months after we had scheduled it, the rest of the time table we had created is still accurate. This means that we still plan to release the closed beta of Osiris within the next weeks! More info on that can be found below.
We'd first like to share with you the new factions found in the preview that we have not discussed before:
The Arcane Empire
The Arcane Empire is a brand new faction, loosely based on the Empire found in older versions of Full Invasion. The Arcane Empire is made up of three subfactions: The Triaxian League, The Council of Nestorius, and the Arcanthian Regency. This faction is the first and only faction that includes magic spells, wizards (not counting Gandalf and Saruman), as well as more advanced Late Medieval gear. This faction has a lot of unique classes to play as that are not found elsewhere.
The Greco-Persian States
Merging smaller Greek and Persian factions, the Greco-Persian States is a faction based on (as the name suggests) ancient Greece. Making the most of the spear and shield combination, Greco-Persian troops bring large round shields, sarissas, and short swords to the field, supported by agile throwing troops. An excellent faction for tight infantry formations, the Greco-Persian States lack options in the cavalry department.
The Tide of the Blackmarch
A combination of multiple old invasions, the Tide of the Blackmarch contains all sorts of undead creatures. Skeletons, demons, dark mages and more attempt to wreak havoc on the Arcane Empire, the corresponding defender faction of the Blackmarch. Boasting tricks such as poison damage, giant creatures, and even turning players into strong followers, the Tide of the Blackmarch is a crafty foe. Its bosses have new ways to outsmart the players, so stay focused to make sure you are not overwhelmed by the tide!
The Greco-Persian Invasions
For those of you seeking a true challenge, but who are not quite masochistic enough to fight Chaos, the Greco-Persian Invasions are a good fit. Equipped similarly to its defender faction, this invasion fights with long spears and big shields, and is well equipped to combat cavalry and archers. Perhaps a good infantry formation will be able to withstand their pikes, supported by Immortals?
Regarding the Closed Beta
We’d also like to take this chance to update you all on where we’re standing in the development of the beta and the public version of Full Invasion: Osiris. As you may recall from our last blog post, we scheduled about 2-3 weeks between the release of the last preview and the beta. We hit several delays making the last preview, as the workload for that turned out to be bigger than anticipated. However, as we planned to have the last preview contain almost all the features of the full release, the amount of time we estimated we’d need for the beta and the public release are still accurate. This means the closed beta will launch early September! Depending on how the beta goes, that means the full release will likely be here in early October. Whether we hit this deadline for the full release still depends on several factors somewhat out of our control, however, so that may take a little longer.
That's all for today. The next blog post will be around the launch of the closed beta, which should be within the next 2 weeks. As always, if you'd like to keep in touch with us, join us on our Discord Server. We will be inviting players to the Beta from there too, so if you'd like to be a part of the Beta, make sure to join us!