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The Kings' Crusade

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Neocore Games
Release Date: Oct. 8, 2010

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'Lionheart: Kings' Crusade' Now Called 'The Kings' Crusade' And Plans Two Addons

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2011 @ 7:10 a.m. PST

The Kings' Crusade is a real-time strategy that places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

The Kings’ Crusade places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.

Players will have the opportunity to take on such a challenge as either Richard the Lionheart, set to invade and take back the treasured holy land once and for all, or as the great Saladin, who patiently waits and prepares his people for the oncoming invasion.

The Kings’ Crusade invites players to rewrite history through controlling and upgrading leaders and their armies, guiding various historical factions through political events, collecting relics, and unlocking new content in a feature-rich campaign set to take on the strategy genre by force.

A new year has arrived and with it comes a New Year resolution as Richard The Lionheart, the leading historical figure in last year’s immersive real-time strategy game Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade, has undergone a name change. Explaining his decision, the legendary warrior said, “I just felt ‘Richard The Lionheart’ was a bit of a mouthful. I felt I wanted something a little snappier when the little people were addressing me. Therefore, from now on I shall be addressed simply as ‘King’. It’s short, easy to remember, and sums me up perfectly!”

Consequently, publisher Paradox Interactive has now changed the name of the game from Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade to The Kings’ Crusade by royal decree!

Two forthcoming expansions are set to release in early 2011.

  • The first, Arabian Nights, will arrive on February 8th and will focus on the Saracen forces.
  • The second expansion, Teutonic Knights, is a Crusaders add-on with a to-be-confirmed release date.

Key Features:

  • Play through two single-player campaigns – Crusader and Saracen
  • Oversee hundreds of soldiers in real-time epic battles
  • Command your forces, conquer territory, and expand your realm on a fully 3D map
  • Strategically manage your army between missions
  • Rewrite the past by playing as famous historical characters serving as the main heroes

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