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Divinity: Dragon Commander interactive trailer introduces shrewd politics

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An interactive trailer for Divinity: Dragon Commander, Larian Studios' dragon-centric real-time strategy game, invites viewers to experience making a political decisions.

Seated at a roundtable to deliberate on whether the freedom of the sensational press should be restricted, viewers are prompted to click on councillors to learn their opinion or click on the scale to choose sides. As the Dragon Commander, players must rebuild the empire to ultimately become the new emperor. Players are required to make political decisions in their role, which also have an effect on the battlefield as the game progresses.

According to Larian Studios, Divinity: Dragon Commander consists of real-time strategy gameplay with turn-based campaigning, role-playing and combat as a dragon. The game also features single-player, multiplayer and co-op modes.

For more about Divinity: Dragon Commander, be sure to read our preview where we speak to Larian Studios CEO and game director Swen Vincke about the title and its prototype board game.

Divinity: Dragon Commander is slated for release for Windows PC on Aug. 6. It is available for pre-order now with a $5 discount through GOG.com and 10 percent off via Steam. Both services are offering free a upgrade to The Imperial Edition, consisting of beta access, a golden dragon skin, a Dragons On Earth campaign map, a digital soundtrack by Kirill Pokrovsky, concept art, design documents, decision tree flowcharts and a documentary.