Assume The Throne In Usurpers, Armello’s New DLC

Armello’s [official site] new DLC, Usurpers, adds all new ways to conquer the throne this month, along with a few new doe-eyed fur heroes to help you on your quest. Each new character has unique abilities to add even more depth to your quest for domination. League of Geeks is throwing in new Clan Rings, too, that provide unique stat boosts for each of the four animal clans.

The DLC’s roster includes Magna, a member of the Wolf Clan who specializes in combat. If you prefer sorcery to swords, the Bear Clan’s Ghor, The Wyldkin may strike your fancy. Joining the Rabbit Clan is Elyssia, Wardress of Warrens, who wields strong influence over the economy. Lastly, representing the Rat Clan, is Sargon, The Death Teller whose Hero Power grants him the ability to see cards before they are drawn. Sneaky.

In case you’re out of the loop, Armello takes Disneyfied cartoon critters and plops them right in the middle of a dark fantasy kingdom where they battle things out a la Game of Thrones. It’s essentially a virtual board game, but there are some tactical RPG elements thrown in for good measure. It’s quite pretty, too.

You’ll find Armello and the Usurpers DLC on Steam on August 30 for $9.99.


  1. xyzzy frobozz says:

    A great game, if you haven’t played it you really should.

    • HopeHubris says:

      Counterpoint: It’s a bad game, and if you haven’t already bought it, don’t.

  2. Hobbes says:

    And still no sign of the Bandits, though at this rate Ladder matches will get rammed in before they do, with all the associated metagame nastiness that will happen when the Bandits -do- drop.

    That along with the horribad decision on poison and reflect dice (again rammed through even though the testers advocated the opposite position) is basically sending the game down the wrong route.

    But Trent’s gonna Trent.

  3. Haldurson says:

    I’m surprised that this didn’t start life as a board game, or that they haven’t tried to publish a board game version of it. Board games have been getting to be a really big thing — certainly in Europe, but more and more here in the US. For a while there, I thought that Video games were going to destroy the board game hobby. But now, it seems, we are at the start of a renaissance.