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Here is a piece from a video game. A writer is planning to start a book series called The Paths of the Doomstones. A correspondent of the local newspaper, the Courier, is interviewing her.

She assured the Courier that she will fill the Doomstones series with the lusty and colorful characters we've come to know and love.

We are talking about a future event, but why is the present perfect used here?

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In this context, the characters (or the general type of characters) are already known:

  • Either she's writing a new book in an already established series
  • or she has written other books and the newspaper refers to the colorful etc. characters in these.

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