What do you mean you've not bought Steam Early Access for Blackguards yet? Well what are you playing at, it's been available on the Steam program since October, and the developers at Daedalic Entertainment have released the 4th chapter in the game to those that have taken it on.
As with all Early Access programs, Blackguards is available with three different versions that include extras exclusive to Early Access, and purchasing either of the three will give players the full game on launch. If you're simply looking for a copy of the game the Standard Edition includes just that for £18.99, want a little more, well for £26.99 you'll receive a 150-page digital art book, developer interview videos and exclusive wallpapers. Still not good enough? Well for £29.99 you'll get the Deluxe Edition, the first Blackguards DLC pack for free, a copy of their beautiful point and click adventure set in the same Dark Eye Universe; Chains of Satinav, and your name in the credits, well how about that!
In Blackguards players will take control of a convicted murderer as he travels through the wild south of Aventuria, in a dark tale full of doubt, betrayal and loss. To accompany the games protagonist a collection of companions that wouldn't cut it in Skyrim, surrounded by scoundrels, drug addicts and lecherous wizards, why not give the teaser trailer a look.
With lethal creatures and enemies across 180 battlemaps, Blackguards features a main path full of exciting and diverse side quests to get you hooked on Daedalic’s ever-strong storytelling in amongst action packed gameplay and tactical combat in a story that spans more than 40 hours.
Blackguards is scheduled for a release January 24th 2014 for Windows PC and Mac, but you'll get to play it a lot sooner if you take part in the Early Access Program!