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King's Bounty: The Legend

4 years ago

Feature: From The Archive

King’s Bounty: My Zombie Wife & The Belt O’Doom

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Alec marries a zombie and gets into a fight in a zombie universe, from this piece first published October 2nd, 2008. So I gazed up at the mountain of games about guns due this Autumn, and I sighed a little. Did…

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6 years ago

Pay Up: King’s Bounty Games Released On Mac

For non-Mac folk who care not about this news, the first footage from Warriors of the North, next in the King's Bounty series, is below. As for me, I had no idea the Macficionados among our readership had been deprived of the strategic silliness that is the rebooted King's Bounty series for so long. Back in 1990, when the original game graced the never-bettered DOS,…

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7 years ago

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The Slow, Strange Death Of The Demo

I miss demos. I miss them so much. I wouldn’t be here, writing these words, if it weren’t for demos: how else could a sport-fearing, skinny young misery with only the slightest pittance for pocketmoney have found his way into playing video games? Once, my bedroom was littered with floppy discs, each and every one of which had at some point led to me standing…

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8 years ago

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 4/5

Young people. Good grief. Your ignorance is as plain as those spots on your greasy face. Don't you know anything? Can't you be bothered to learn anything? Did you even read the words of esteemed colleagues Rossignol, Walker and Smith detailing the first three parts of this Olympian list of The Most Important PC Games Of All Time? I am quite sure that I, Deacon…

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Twice Removed: King’s Bounty Crossworlds

Any day with more King's Bounty in it is a good day. There's no sign yet of a proper sequel to what was one of the best PC games of 2008, but we have had an expansion pack in sequel's clothing, in the form of 2009's sprawling but slightly underwhelming expandalone Armored Princess. Now that is getting its own expansion, Crossworlds. There's only one possible…

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9 years ago

At Last: King’s Bounty On Steam

We try to steer clear of rote "game x now available on Steam/Impulse/etc" posts, but we make an exception for special occasions like this. RPG-strategy wonder King's Bounty: The Legend has been one of RPS' cause celebres for some time now, and also something of a cult favourite for those who adore this old platform we call the PeeCee. That it wasn't available on what's…

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Vid-Action – King’s Bounty: Armored Princess

Ooh, the first footage of the expansion for my favourite game of last year, the Heroes of Might'n'Magicky King's Bounty: The Legend. So far, all we knew was it featured an impractically-dressed female hero, a grown-up version of the parent game's Princess Amelie, a pet dragon, a pegasus and a race of angry anteater types. Can't say I feel terribly threatened by anteaters, but presumably…

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10 years ago

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When Legends Fade: A Farewell To King’s Bounty

I’m amazed that it took me so long to realise how I should really be spending the three weeks I recently spent offline thanks to a feckless ISP. Reading, walking, meeting exciting new people? Nah. Finally finishing King’s Bounty, my favourite game of 2008, but one that proved so long and so sadly short on its early hyper-enthusiasm in its later hours that I’d had…

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King’s Bounty No Longer A King’s Bounty (Briefly)

Quick post on this one. News reaches me from staring at forums that King's Bounty is on sale this weekend from Gamer's Gate for twenty Euros. As much as we love the game - it's Alec's favourite of last year, after all - after the cheery collapse of the Pound Sterling, forty Euros is a lot for anything. At twenty it's a total bargain. Hurrah…

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Slow Learners: Disciples III

A few kindly readers have mailed me about this strategy-RPG, having noted my mildly terrifying obsession with King's Bounty earlier this year. I've never dabbled with the Disciples games before, but certainly this Russian fantasy hybrid appeals to my unrepentantly nerdier instincts. Unlike KB's cheerfully low-fi Warcraftian look, this seems pretty hung up on spectacle. KB was really a 2D sheep in 3D wolf's clothing,…

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King’s Blather: Dissecting An Armoured Princess

The RPS Klaxons sounded their loudest AWOOGAS in some time today, upon the news that King's Bounty: The Legend, the mad, wonderful Russian strategy-rpg weird 'em up, is to get the expansion pack treatment. True to the parent game, the details sound cheerfully batshit. So we figured that, rather than just post them, we'd go through each of its announced features and say clever/stupid (mostly…

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Still Consumed By King’s Bounty

Finding myself, for the first time in at least two years, with a weekend in which I didn't have an insane amount of work to do, I idly returned to crazed Russian RPG-strategy delight King's Bounty, which is continuing to entertain me more than any game this year outside of World of Goo. Without quite realising it, I managed to clock up something like 14…

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King’s Bounty: My Zombie Wife & The Belt O’Doom

So I gazed up at the mountain of games about guns due this Autumn, and I sighed a little. Did I burn myself out on all those FPSes last year? Are, heaven forfend, my baser instincts now somehow in check? I will play Far Cry 2 and Dead Space and Fallout 3, but right now they're not what appeal. I made it about 15 minutes…

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King’s Bounty Demo Updated: A Taste Of Paradise?

As we previously reported, there's a demo out for King's Bounty: The Legend. But what we haven't reported yet is there's an updated demo available which features improved text and translation, video card support and - perhaps more appealingly - new character classes of Demons, Orcs and Cyclops. We haven't reported it yet, but that's what we're doing now. RPS Satanist Ed Says: Hurrah for…

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King’s Bounty Demo

Space Rangers 2 folks Katauri Interactive are releasing their new game, King's Bounty: The Legend, in the US soon (possibly in the UK, but nowt confirmed) and the English demo is out already. Get it here, at a muscular 687mb. It's a shiny-looking Heroes of Might & Magic type fantasy RPG, albeit modernised and polished up in a rather Blizzardian fashion. The Russian press gave…

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New King’s Bounty Recieves Bountiful Praise

Yesterday we were being a little conspiracy-ist theory about what 1C: Ino-Co were working on alongside Majesty. We suddenly realised we may have been missing something - 1C are publishing the forthcoming King's Bounty: The Legend, a reboot of the proto-Heroes of Might and Magic game. Except it's not it - the developers aren't 1C: Ino-Co, but rather Katauri Interactive, which is basically what The…

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