“You will not find any dragons, half-naked Elven warriors, or wizards in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. At no point will you have to collect seven pieces of a legendary magic staff to defeat an ancient evil bent on destroying the world with an army of demons. We think there are enough such games out there.”
Warhorse Studios, a company composed of veteran developers responsible for games such as Mafia, Arma, and Operation Flashpoint, have decided to take roleplaying into “dungeons and no dragons” territory. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the newest game in their impressive roster has been launched on Kickstarter only days ago, and has already amassed over a third of its goal.
As described on Kickstarter:
“A first-person, open world, realistic RPG that will take you to Medieval Europe in a time of great upheaval and strife. A humble, young blacksmith loses everything to war. As he tries to fulfill the dying wish of his father, Fate drags him into the thick of a conspiracy to save a kidnapped king and stop a bloody conflict. You will wander the world, fighting as a knight, lurking in the shadows as a rogue, or using the bard’s charm to persuade people to your cause.”
Select Listed Features:
- The story was penned by none-other than Daniel Vávra, the designer behind the Mafia series, and will be an entirely nonlinear experience.
- A revolutionary combat system based on inverse kinematics, the only one of its kind to offer a rich, authentic yet easy-to-control, first-person melee experience. Based on actual 15th century fighting techniques and designed in cooperation with medieval martial arts experts.
- Enormous, open field battles and sieges.
- Large realistic, medieval-themed, open world landscape covering 3.5 square miles, including sprawling cities, magnificent castles, towering, dark forests, and muck-strewn villages.
- A dynamic world, inhabitant plays a role in their communities, and as night follows day, you can watch people work, help them when needed, or try to interfere in their routine and see what happens.
- Build relationships with characters, become a criminal or a local hero, seduce local women, threaten your enemies or pardon vanquished opponents.
- Create your own weapons, cook, brew up potions, or dig around for silver. All crafting occurs in-game, using clever mini-games, rather than boring, soulless menus.
For more information, check out the Kickstarter for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. If you like what you see, support the game and cash in on some nifty rewards, including an action figure, signed posters and T-shirt.