Publisher Paradox Interactive and the Hungarian studio Neocore Games announced the development of the game King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame. Previous title in the series, King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame (2009), turned out to be an innovative and enjoyable strategy gem featuring the possibility to use magical spells on the battlefield. For some months Neocore Games was promoting the game and its Add-ons independently using Steam services, but closer to the end of 2010 Paradox Interactive from Sweden secured its publishing rights to the whole line-up.
The first game was telling about Sir Arthur Pendragon’s ascension to power in his attempts to unite the scattered provinces of Britain and to balance the needs of Christianity and Old Faith followers. The game has got several expansion packs also taking into consideration many community wishes. The original title was well-received by critics and gamers from different countries, and the right mix of turn-based strategy on the global map with the real-time tactical fantasy battles looked intriguing.
King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame will feature a new and dark fantasy setting. No longer a valiant ruler, King Arthur is now the Maimed King trying to mend a land almost beyond repair in a stunning new plot. More heroic, large scale battles with bigger armies are at reach to defeat more powerful foes. Intense boss fights never seen before promise to pit hero’s forces against unique and terrifying enemies. A new wide range of camera control options, revised animations and an extensive tutorial will provide for the ultimate gaming experience. According to our sources, the title might be released somewhere in 2012.
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, provided a comment for the announcement: «We couldn’t be more thrilled to add King Arthur II to our lineup of exceptional upcoming titles. From the early development that has taken place, we know this newest title will more than live up to its predecessor».
Producer of King Arthur II at the Neocore’s side, Zoltán Pozsonyi, reflected his assurance in the success of the upcoming release as well: «We have every intention of testing the limits in the sequel. With an extraordinary new plot and insane new battles, our community’s expectations will be blown away».
Arthur will return with a new legend
King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame
King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame:
A direct sequel to the King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame (2009), which combined kingdom management on the global map and tactical real-time battles. In this age of chivalry magic and myth come alive, while you are destined to help one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies.
The story begins long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, united the war-torn land of Britannia, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided by the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale.
Key Game Features:
- Large scale battles,with bigger armies to defeat more powerful foes;
- Stunning plotline, heroic battles and expanded moralitychart that unlocks new features;
- Intense bossfights,where the hero’s forces are pitted against unique and terrifying foes;
- Dark fantasy setting, where King Arthur is now the Maimed King, trying to mend a land torn asunder as he strives to heal himself;
- Wide range of camera control options, a revised animations of the Coretech 3D engine and an extensive tutorial creating a more accessible and visually stunning experience.