Looks like I am going to be adding another early access game to my collection on January 26th.
In the past few weeks, we here at NeocoreGames have been working on delivering the Early Access version of King Arthur: Knight’s Tale. We’re very nearly there. However, there are still a few bumps to iron out, and as a result we’ve taken the decision to push back the Early Access release of King Arthur: Knight’s Tale by a few days.
While we are aware that Early Access is called that name for a reason, we want to ensure everything is polished and bugs are squashed before you begin your adventure in Avalon, and we need to a little more time to do that.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a turn-based tactical role playing game based on Arthurian Mythology. The game is a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a modern retelling of classic Arthurian mythology, the story is filtered through the dark fantasy tropes with a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
In King Arthur: Knight’s Tale the player takes on the role of Sir Mordred, the nemesis of King Arthur and the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath he struck you down and you both died – and yet you both live. The Lady of the Lake, the ruler of the mystical island of Avalon has brought you back to end a true nightmare. She wants you to go on a knightly quest to finish what you started. To kill King Arthur – or whatever he has become after she took his dying vessel to Avalon.
Fights: The player takes control of a small team of heroes and fights grueling but satisfying battles with a deeply engaging tactical turn-based combat system. You will be able to choose from more than 30 heroes of 5 diverse classes and be able to combine hundreds of skills and artifacts to assemble an efficient team.
The Heroes: You will be able to gather your own Knights of the Round table and send them on knightly quests. These Knights are the most important resources and the most complex gameplay elements. But beware, Death is always final(yes your characters have permadeath). Because of this you must plan and mange them accordingly at the Round Table before going into battle. Character progression is designed to be as deep as seen in traditional RPGs: Heroes level up with unique skill trees and the complex loot system provides unique options to fine-tune their tactical capabilities. All the heroes have a distinct personality and their loyalty is constantly changing due to decisions made by the player. Heroes may in certain cases leave the round table and turn against you.
Kingdom: See the entirety of Avalon presented on the world map, observe all the territory, select your missions and explore the various places. King Arthur: Knights Tale focuses on rebuilding Camelot and expanding the mystical stronghold with new buildings that unlock new upgrades which also offers different ways to heal and manage your heroes.
The Legend: As you explore the mystical island of Avalon and venture on knightly quests you will have to make decisions in various encounters where you’ll need to make moral choices. As in most RPGs these decisions will have an impact on the story and your morality. The end of the campaign opens up new endgame content for the bravest of the brave: With tough new challenges appearing on the map, Mythic boss fights, random quests, more loot and character progression ultimately leading to the banishing of Balor, the monstrous god-king of the Fomorians.
Beyond the Legend: Complete more than 50 unique points of interest on the Adventure Map, including 20 story missions and various side quests, taking place on diverse terrains. Journey to dark castle dungeons and the forests of the Sídhe, all built by using photoscanned environments and complemented by high-quality mocap animation, then rendered inside a modern PBR engine utilizing DirectX 12 to support strong, atmospheric effects. Challenge 7 enemy factions, fight more than 50 types of enemy units, overcome 10 incredible boss fights throughout your quests.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is available to wishlist on Steam.
You can check out our announcement blog post here.
Check out the official website for King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
Early Access Release Date: January 26, 2021
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale will also be released on the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S