Avowed Revealed as Obsidian's First-Person RPG

Avowed is Obsidian's attempt at a first-person RPG.
Avowed is Obsidian's attempt at a first-person RPG. / Courtesy of Obsidian Entertainment

Veteran developer Obsidian Entertainment revealed Avowed, a new first-person RPG, with a trailer Thursday during the Xbox Games showcase.

Avowed isn't Obsidian's first foray into fantasy. The developer released Pillars of Eternity in 2015, and a sequel in 2018. Both games take place in the world of Eora, and Avowed is set to do the same.

Avowed Revealed as Obsidian's First-Person RPG

The trailer showed off a dark, war-torn world, with archers lined along a castle's walls, firing flaming arrows out at skeletal enemies. The scene evokes the battle of Helm's Deep from "The Lord of the Rings," before the arrow lands deep underground.

There, the game introduces its first-person perspective, with the player appearing to wield a sword in one hand and magic in the other — not unlike the system used in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. That underground scene also calls to mind the battle with the Balrog from the first "Lord of the Rings" movie.

Further details about the game, including release timing, remain unknown.