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Digital board game Armello launching Sept. 1 on PS4 and PC with two new characters

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Armello, the Kickstarter-funded digital board game from League of Geeks, will be released Sept. 1 on Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, the studio announced today.

The PC versions launched via Steam Early Access in late January. They will continue to be available for $24.99 through July 31; after that date, Steam users will have to wait until the final launch in September to buy Armello.

League of Geeks also revealed two additional playable characters today: Zosha the female rat and Barnaby the male rabbit. Here are their descriptions, straight from League of Geeks:

The second hero from the Rat Clan, Zosha, the Whisper, takes advantage of the cover of night and goes into Stealth every sunset. While hidden from sight Zosha can outmaneuver her competition, avoiding aggressive heroes while also sneaking up on those who least expect it. Her low body stat means she must be careful to pick the right battles, but her unusually strong fight makes her a tough competitor to defend against, especially when her opponent can’t see her coming.

Barnaby, Screwloose, from the Rabbit Clan is an impressive tinkerer allowing him to swap items in and out of his inventory depending on what any given situation calls for, making him highly adaptable to multiple strategies. His self-made armor grants him a very high body stat allowing him to take several heavy blows from other characters, while a respectable fight score means he can also deliver tough strikes of his own.

Barnaby and Zosha will be available at launch along with Armello's four existing heroes — Sana, Mercurio, Amber and Thane — and two yet-to-be-announced characters. Zosha and Barnaby will be playable for the first time at PAX Prime next month, where League of Geeks will be showcasing the game's final version.

"The public have had access to the first four heroes of Armello for a while now, but these characters bring all new levels of complexity, variety and replayability to Armello's gameplay," said Trent Kusters, founder and director at League of Geeks, in a press release today.

For more on Armello, check out our interview with Kusters from March. You can see a screenshot of Zosha above, and one of Barnaby below.

Correction: Armello will launch with eight characters; League of Geeks will announce the final two at a later date. We've edited the story to reflect this. [Thanks, Wentao!]

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