Sep 25, 2017 Last Updated 9:00 PM, Sep 25, 2017

Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates New Story Trailer

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Developer Coin Operated Games Gives Fans a Deeper Dive Into the Game’s Unique Narrative  

Coin Operated Games released a new story trailer for its upcoming Neo-Victorian RPG Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates. The game will be coming to PC via Steam on October 4 and is developed by a team of industry veterans from such influential companies as Crytek, Creative Assembly, Codemasters and Digital Reality. 

A top-down isometric RPG that takes place in an alternate industrial New York circa 1911.

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Gaming fans can celebrate National Video Game Day with a new trailer featuring a story we’re sure you’ve never seen before! Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates tells the tale of a troubled New York which toward the end of the 19th Century is experiencing the tail-end of a technological and industrial boom the likes of which the world has never seen. Sprinting to a population of more than five million, New York becomes the biggest and one of the most advanced cities in the world… now give a big Empire City greeting to the Great Flood of 1899. New York then meets the new century by being submerged under raging waters, the source of which are unknown. The only thing that is certain is this… the entire city is flooded by rising oceans and the citizens now face a new threat: the fresh water pipes have stopped and there is no water to drink!

Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates features an original story penned by renowned writer/comic artist Paul Noth, a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine, where his work has appeared regularly since 2004. He created the Emmy-nominated animated series "Pale Force" for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was animation consultant for Saturday Night Live. He's also developed shows for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Nickelodeon, and his trilogy of middle-grade novels will be published by Bloomsbury, starting in April of 2018 with “How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens."

In the game, players will experience a New York City that has been divided into several varying City States, all vying for control of the city. There’s a colorful cast of characters to encounter – some will be your allies and some will be rivals – as you make your way across New York in an effort to discover a solution to the city’s new water problem, as the fresh water pipes running to the city have mysteriously stopped flowing.

Currently in development by Coin Operated Games, Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates will be available via Steam on October 4, 2017. More information will be shared in the coming weeks once the waters die down… 

For more product information, visit the website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. This October, there will be #nowatertodrink

About Coin Operated Games

Headquartered in New Hampshire with development partners located internationally, Coin Operated Games is an independent developer whose mission is to create an original series of games set in a New-Victorian era that spans multiple, unique locations. The core team is made up of industry veterans with a combined 60 years of experience from iconic organizations like Crytek, Codemasters, Creative Assembly, Stormregion, and Digital Reality. Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates will be the inaugural project for Coin Operated Games, and is scheduled for release on October 4, 2017.

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