Epic Games, the company behind Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, has announced its latest game - Paragon. Aside from a fairly vague teaser site, the company hasn’t said very much about the title. The only things we know for certain are that five heroes will be revealed over the coming weeks, it is getting a Beta test at some point in the future, and that the game will be released for the PC in 2016.
Epic isn’t even saying what kind of game Paragon is, and there’s no indication on the teaser site of what to expect. So far, the only hero who has been revealed is Twinblast. His cybernetic arms and apparent fondness for leather gives him a bit of an 'Adam Jensen from Deus Ex' look. Clicking on Twinblast shows the ‘in-game items’ that can be unlocked for the character, which sound a lot like perks – giving extra damage when he's injured or against shielded targets, for example. Clicking on one of these items asks you to sign up to save the item, so you will be able to use it the first time you play Paragon.
It’s suspected that Paragon could be a FPS/MOBA-hybrid game in a similar vein to Blizzard’s Overwatch, with the heroes and their unlockable items/abilities certainly suggesting that this may be this case. The next few weeks will see Steel, Sparrow, Dekker and Grux revealed. The last hero being unveiled on December 3rd, which probably means we’ll see the Beta before the end of 2015.
See Paragon character Twinblast in the teaser video below: