Posts Tagged ‘neocore’

King Arthur II’s Demonstration Coronation

Neocore’s multi-facted King Arthur II has a demo out, and the people from Paradox claim it’s about an hour long. An hour isn’t all that long, really, but should be enough for you to taste this all-encompassing fantasy strategy sequel. I’ve been rather to keen on playing this myself, actually, because the original game was one of Paradox’s strongest games of 2009. Gosh, was it really that long ago? 2009: when the druids still walked Albion…

Avalong Look At King Arthur II In Action

I think these are Picts. They must be.

An official website for a game has launched! Shout it from the hilltops! Proclaim it to the masses! There is also a release date for the game! It will actually be released on a day that is not very far away! Total War with myth, magic and choose your own adventure segments is how I think of King Arthur II, which is not to say it doesn’t have an identity of its own and perhaps you will be able to discover that identity on the aforementioned website or upon the aforementioned release date (Jan 27th). Or maybe in the rather more useful 56 minute recording of a livestream that I’ve buried in Avalon, which for our purposes lies just below. Click to retrieve it. Exhumation and archaeology made easy!

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Total Arthur: A First Look At King Arthur II

Was King Arthur actually a tyranid?
The Holy Grail has been shattered into pieces. King Arthur lies deathly wounded, struck down by Morgause, the Witch Queen of the Orkney Islands and suffers from a magical wound that will never heal. The Holy Roman Empire has absconded from Britannia leaving a fractured land full of squabbling nobles. The armies of the Picts are breaking through Hadrian’s Wall to the north, Vikings are mooring off the coast to the east, and Wales has fallen to an invasion of Dragons, replacing the Welsh druid masters. It’s a bad day in Albion.
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In Stone: King Arthur: Fallen Champions

Lovely champions. Don't fall!
Ah, I had become a bit lost on the King Arthur release timeline. I thought Fallen Champions was King Arthur II, but not so. It’s actually a standalone expansion for the first game which bridges the storyline between Arthur I and Arthur II, and it came out earlier this month! Sorry, I missed that entirely. It has its own timeline, map, quests, heroes and so on. You can see all that in action in the gameplay trailer below.

I have to say that I rather like the King Arthur games. They are a sort of Total War-lite with more RPG stuff for your heroes and a good dose of fantasy nonsense. Honestly, I don’t know how Neocore are churning out all these games.
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Promised Land: Lionheart Gets A Demo

Reasonably entertaining, that was Lionheart. That’s what Quinns inscribed unto the chronicles of PC gaming, at least. But there’s no need simply to nod along to the worldly wisdom of Smith, because you can verify at least some small portion of his judgments with a splendid demo. You can expect to receive this pious sample of strategy game in return for 1.2gb of your bandwidth, which sounds like a fair trade to me.

Go! Download! And be merry.

Lionheart: King’s Crusade Gamescom Trailer

There's a menu over there! Get it! Get it!

We’ve had a lot of videos of the next game from King Arthur developers neocore which feature – like above – large groups of men getting handy with one another. What we haven’t had as much of is a look at menus. Because that’s what strategy games are about. Menus. That’s where the strategy happens. Yes, there’s some panoramas of the battles too, but rest assured, if you watch the following video, you’re going to see some hot menu manipulation. More info on the site, obv.
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Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade Features Metal

You might recall that last year we enjoyed the impressive but imperfect strategy title King Arthur, with its mixture of turn-based and real-time elements, and its use of epic magic. This year Neocore have returned to their Crusades theme, with Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade. Also: an epic metal theme-tune. Stirring stuff. But we’ve also pinched GT’s walkthrough from the floor at E3, in which Neocore’s producer Zoltan Varga explains some of his games’ more interesting features, such as cover on complex historical battlefields, and the ability to send thousands of tiny men to their death, over and over. Sigh.
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