Meet Djerun before he arrives with The Dwarves tomorrow

Published On November 30, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

On December 1st, KING Art Games’ RPG The Dwarves will release for Mac, Linux, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. At this late hour, most companies would want you to learn more about the game, such as the fact that it’s based on the novel The Dwarves by Markus Heitz. Publisher THQ Nordic, however, would rather you get to know the dwarves themselves. For instance, this Djerun fellow.

Djerun is one of 15 playable characters in The Dwarves, and like the others he comes with a unique set of skills. He’s a fierce hero of Tungdil (a dwarf who grew up around humans), and is described as a, “… ten feat [sic] high chunk of metal and bodyguard of the Maga Andokai.”

Be careful where to unleash this combat machine because many of his special attacks will hurt not only his enemies, but also his allies. Even with his basic attacks this slow melee fighter can hit many foes at once.

In The Dwarves, you’ll be using Djerun and the others to fight in real-time against overwhelming superior forces with just a handful of heroes. As they say on the website, ” ‘Helm’s Deep’ sends its regards!”

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Additional features of The Dwarves include:

  • A compelling story: The protagonist in the game is the dwarf Tungdil who grew up around humans. His knowledge about dwarves is limited to what he read in books. His epic journey through “Girdlegard” forms the story of the game.
  • Crowd combat: The dwarves‘ enemies have a flocking behavior and react physically correct: If a dwarf lands a mighty blow with a heavy war hammer, struck orcs are thrown back, and some of them might even be pushed into an abyss!
  • An active world to discover: Trigger different events, for example side quests, dialogs with NPCs, or dialogs between party members.
  • An active map to explore: There are enemy groups moving around the world map. It’s up to you whether you want to avoid orc armies or confront them as soon as possible. Of course, an early confrontation also means a more difficult fight…

The Dwarves is not yet available for preorder, but you can learn all you want—including Mac system specs—at

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