King When You’re Winning: Fallen Champions

By Brendan Caldwell on June 20th, 2011 at 6:08 pm.

I just can't wait to be King.

I was just about to get my daily ten-minute stroll in Castle Shotgun’s sewage pit – my only respite – when Master Quinns told me to post about this announcement. King Arthur: Fallen Champions follows on from Paradox Interactive’s King Arthur (which Jim was fond of) but takes place before King Arthur II (which has dragons). Here are some pretty words about this and some Irish ones, which are not pretty.

“Sir Lionel, a brave knight from Britannia on a quest to rescue a damsel in distress. Lady Corrigan of the Sidhe, a creature of the twilight seeking the secret pathways that could lead her back to her lost home of Tir na nÓg.”

My serfdom for a horse.

It’s looking to be the same welcome mix of strategy and RPG. Throughout the game you’ll follow the paths of (and no doubt level up) three different heroes, Sir Lionel, Lady Corrigan and that shaman looking fellow from the top, called Drest the Chosen. All of their stories will meet and intertwine as you play until your characters “become champions of a forgotten battle that began long, long ago.” You can look forward to it sometime in the third Q.

There. And now I’ve missed my only chance for a stroll, when the Quartermaster isn’t looking. Master Quinns said that I should be the one to post about this because I am a lowly serf boy and so was the young Prince Arthur at some point. He said I was “relevant.” Nothing to do with the fact that he was slacking off in the tavern.

One day I’ll murder Master Quinns.

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12 Comments »

  1. Web Cole says:

    “One day I’ll murder Master Quinns.”

    I think perhaps you should settle this over a nice game of Solium Infernum.

    And then write about it for our amusement, obviously.

    • McDan says:

      Hear hear! Another diary of something would be excellent, as it seems captain Quinns has angered Poland one too many times and couldn’t run fast enough, so they caought him and it was ended…

    • Leandro says:

      That wonderful match report of Solium Infernum was how I first got hooked to this site (and how I ended up buying SI). Neptune’s Pride was also cool. We definitely need more of those diaries!

  2. Om says:

    Yes, “Lady Corrigan of the Mounds” and “Land of the Young” sound so much ‘prettier’ than that guttural Celtic sewer talk. In fact, why don’t we anglicise “Corrigan” as well? Oh wait, we already have, by Jove

  3. Heliosicle says:

    Playing the original after a campaign on Medieval 2 – they really need to get the army control down.

  4. Gundrea says:

    “and some Irish ones, which are not pretty.”

    Quinns pass me that whip. I’m going to teach your boy respect for ancient, violent cultures.

  5. Navagon says:

    More King Arthur is always welcome. But after King’s Crusade (which still doesn’t work for me and a load of others) I’m more than a bit wary.

  6. Creeping Death says:

    Tir na nÓg…

    Ah christ, there comes the flood of repressed memories of that god awfully cheesy TV show from my childhood -.-

    And now the stupid theme song is in my head. ARGH

  7. G_Man_007 says:

    What? No Slaine, Ukko or Cythrawl? :(

  8. Burning Man says:

    Everybody hates poor Quinns.

  9. Ross Angus says:

    OK, this post has me decided. Quinns: Brendan is a keeper. Ensure he does not escape.

  10. wu wei says:

    Ah, Tir Na Nog! I would love to write a Gaming Made Me on Gargoyle Games’ Dun Darach, it was the first game that overwhelmed me with the sheer presence of the city it created…

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