With four versus one combat, four players in the upcoming title Shadow Realms will cooperate against a fifth as the dungeoneers taking on a malevolent force called The Shadowlord, ensuring that no two fights are alike.

As it is your choice to play for or against The Shadowlord, the fun is in the challenge while episodic content driven by the player’s narrative will drive your story forward in the closest iteration of a modern Dungeons and Dragons that we may well see yet. The Shadowlord has arisen as an unknown force of the Embra species, battle hardened in years of combat against the members of the Radiant Empires in deep space. Fight against the Shadow Legions of Embra as modern heroes on Earth only just realizing your powers as you develop into the conquering masters of your domain, or the waste of a product of Earth’s damnation.

Jeff Hickman, General Manager and Vice President at BioWare Austin discussed the core concepts of Shadow Realms for the uninitiated.

“This game brings us back to our roots in the realm of classic Pen and Paper RPG, but also delivers something that’s completely new and innovative for our fans. Shadow Realms is a new BioWare RPG that has the hallmarks of all BioWare games with a rich story, a unique world setting and deep combat progression, but built as an interactive experience that evolves the genre and broadens the appeal to online gamers all over the world.”

Announced at Gamescom 2014, you can sign up for the Alpha phase testing of Shadow Realms right now. Developed by Bioware Austin, Shadow Realms will be a story line focused multiplayer experience never before seen beginning on the PC. No set launch date is available at this time.