Path of Exile teases Nazi-inspired Oriath expansion baddies

    
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Pumped for Path of Exile’s upcoming Fall of Oriath expansion? Grinding Gear Games must be too, given the parade of videos it’s slipping out. Today’s entry is a look at the baddies who will be falling to your weapons and spells — both in-game animations and concept art slides. The dudes at 19 and 44 seconds probably score the most points for creepiness, and I think you’ll find the inspirations of some of the baddies more than obvious.

In fact, there’s a bit of player forum controversy over whether some of the villains make sense in PoE’s world, though other players are taking it in the spirit in which it was probably intended. “Can’t wait to **** up some Nazis and evil donkey creatures from hell,” wrote one gamer.

Check it out below, then peek back at last week’s music and environments reveals.

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Johnny

Time to update and hop back in!!! SUHWEET!

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Melissa McDonald

As long as I get to steal Hitler’s Brain…

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PurpleCopper

Say what you will about the Nazis, but you got to admit that they were stylish as hell.

Medieval Nazis, aw yea.

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Armsbend

arewethebaddies

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John Mclain

That they were, to this date Nazi officer uniforms are the most visually impressive military uniform ever made. And they were made back in a day when other militaries were wearing glorified sack cloth. (Seriously check out what US generals wore back then.)

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camren_rooke

Inside jokes are the best jokes.

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semugh

rofl ban in Germany in 3 … 2 …

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Bryan Correll

Why don’t the villains make sense in POE’s world? We haven’t actually seen Oriath before, but everything we know about it indicates a totalitarian theocracy complete with thought police (see the Shaper’s memories) who dump both common criminals and dissenters into a land that seems designed to kill them. Well, kill them if their lucky due to the thaumaturgical experiments being done on many exiles (see Grigor) by Oriathans but away from the eyes of the average citizen.

PS I like the dino-wolves at :11.
Also, this guy:

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Veldan

This looks awesome :o

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Tobasco da Gama

I actually think they’ve done a pretty solid job of taking recognisably Nazi iconography and backporting it to work in their pseudo-medieval setting. Doesn’t hurt that the Nazis were leaning heavily on Norse and Roman sources for a lot of their image to begin with, I suppose.

Anyway, yeah, kicking Nazi ass never goes out of style.

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camren_rooke

True that.

And who knows we might get to do it again real soon!

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BalsBigBrother

Kicking some religious zealot ass is where I would have gone personally /shrugs Either way they look super cool and I can’t wait to see them rag doll all over my screen in large numbers :-)

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Cyclone Jack

Some of those enemies look like religious zealots, so I think you’ll get your wish. ;)

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Armsbend

These are probably my favorite character designs in the game thus far. Love.

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butterpanda888

I’m gonna have to agree with you on that.