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More Of The Roses

Is that horn-spanned?

Q. Is that headline pun the main reason I am writing this story?
A. If you had to even wonder, YOU DON’T KNOW ME AT ALL

So yes: Fatshark’s meaty, crunchy, splattery, well-received medieval action game War Of The Roses is due to have a lanceful of new content rammed into its armoured face. Sounds like a strange hybrid of free’n’paid, dependent on how many, I dunno, Tudorpoints you’ve managed to accrue in the game, and it’s due to fatten up the game next month.

I keep meaning to give WOR a spin but, y’know, XCOMDishonored (and, this week, Retro City Rampage). So this may make a little more sense to those who are versed in its bloody ways: the November update “will introduce a wide variety of weapons, including a horn-spanned crossbow for ranged enthusiasts and a Hospitaller pollaxe made famous by the company of knights bearing the same name. Players will also be able to get their gritty hands on the Milanese Knights Hospitaller crafted Heavy Armor, which can be customized with any of 10 different paint options, as well as an assortment of new visors and one new helmet.”

Horn-spanned crossbow?

Two new modes and maps are also planned for later in the last vestiges of 2012. The maps are set in Wakefield, which twelve people will be interested to hear is the birthplace of RPS chum and OutsideXbox chap Mike Channell, and nearby Towton, and both will feature “a new weather mechanic that will set snow and sleet against ally and adversary alike.” Which does sound like an accurate reflection of living in the North of England, it must be said.

The ‘Pitched Battle’ mode (aren’t they all that?) is going into beta soon, and you may be able to hop onboard that particular train by keeping a weather eye of this forum.

Is there an RPS guild kinda thing for this? There should be.

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Alec Meer


Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about videogames.

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