Silverlode Interactive has announced that a new Undead faction will be shambling along
with its first "Expansion Set" for SAGA
, their relatively new MMORTS/CCG hybrid, when it comes out some time later this year. SAGA
works much the same way that tradition collectible card games work, with new units and abilities coming with the purchase of boosters. It's not exactly clear at this point how this Expansion Set concept is going to work; whether players will have to invest a small amount in a new deck or whether Undead units will simply be part of the boosters, but we imagine we'll start hearing more details as the expansion moves further into development.
What is clear is that the concept art for the new faction is pretty freakin' cool, by our estimation. It looks like they're trying to take their Undead in a direction we're not accustomed to seeing in MMOs. The Necromancer concept drawing
gives off a tribal, maybe even Egyptian vibe, where the Reaper
seems to be going for a sort of medieval zombie look. It's pretty neat stuff, we're looking forward to seeing more.