There’s a whole lot of discuss regarding BioWare proper now, particularly regarding the Mass Effect and Dragon Age sequence, however Jade Empire is one other narrative treasure that deserves the identical love. Whereas many have been begging for a brand new Jade Empire recreation for over a decade, it is not wanting doubtless within the foreseeable future, however we do have not less than a glimpse at what could have been with some newly revealed idea artwork from the canceled Jade Empire sequel.
BioWare has talked about up to now that a Jade Empire sequel is “never dead,” however the current Tales and Secrets and techniques from 25 Years of Recreation Improvement e book revealed the now-canceled idea of Revolver, a recreation that was meant to be the non secular continuation of the Chinese language mythology RPG. We have got one other new have a look at what might have been when BioWare artwork director Matt Rhodes shared a number of items of paintings on his Instagram account.
Every Instagram submit above has quite a few artwork entries per submit, exhibiting off villain idea artwork, shapeshifting, and an nearly cyberpunk-esque tackle what gamers cherished about Jade Empire.
“Starting its life as a sequel to Jade Empire, Revolver developed and adjusted course many instances all through its growth,” Rhodes wrote in a current Instagram submit. “It was just lately revealed in additional element within the e book Bioware: Tales and Secrets and techniques from 25 Years of Recreation Improvement. To have fun, I sifted by the archives and blew 15 years of mud off a few of my favourite items from that venture.”
The canceled sequel is not one thing I’d have anticipated as a Jade Empire fan, however it’s intriguing nonetheless. The unique imaginative and prescient for Revolver was an open-world journey that took what gamers cherished from BioWare’s trademarked decision-making RPG components and mixing that with a non-linear story to lose oneself in. The now-canceled Jade Empire non secular successor was in full-on growth up till 2008 when it was finally canned in order that BioWare might pivot and focus on Dragon Age: Origins and the continuation of the Mass Impact trilogy.
The paintings is attention-grabbing, however we’re curious what you assume. It is a massive change from the Jade Empire we all know and love, are you feeling the path deliberate, or would you might have relatively had a extra conventional sequel as a substitute? Pontificate together with your ideas within the remark part beneath!