“Defender of the Crown is a legendary treasure that we are pleased to introduce to millions of existing fans of the epic franchise, as well as to a whole new generation of gamers with its availability now on Game Boy Advance,” said Joseph Morici, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Metro3D. “Defender of the Crown marks one of several exciting and newly enhanced Cinemaware classics Metro3D is re-introducing to the handheld market in the coming months.”
Defender of the Crown for Game Boy Advance celebrates the Age of Chivalry, when lusty wenches and black-hearted villains rule the countryside. King Richard has been slain and all of England is thrown into civil war. Only one person can lay siege against the enemy and outwit the vile Normans to restore order to the war-torn land. In this one-player arcade-style action combat and strategy game players must face their foes on the battlefield or in grand tournaments of chivalry.
Players engage in majestic tournaments where they joust for fame, fortune and land, engage their rivals in intense sword-fighting duels, and castle-shattering catapult sieges. Whether players are rescuing beautiful damsels in distress, crushing their rivals by defending their territories in battle from invasion or building their armies and reputation through a stunning variety of arcade sequences, victory will not come easy. To save England, skills, swordsmanship and military prowess will be severely tested to succeed and win the love of many a beautiful damsel.
“The launch of a new Defender of the Crown title for GBA marks a great time for thousands of fans of this franchise,” said Lars Fuhrken-Batista, president, Cinemaware, Inc. “It also signals the beginning of even greater and better versions of this beloved series coming to other next-generation platforms soon!”