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'Druid King' Gets a Renamed To 'Celtic Kings'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT

Strategy First, in association with French publisher Wanadoo and Sofia-based developer Haemimont Games, announced today that their new real-time strategy game (previously given the working title Druid King) has been given a new name - Celtic Kings. It will be the game’s official title for a worldwide release later this year.
Celtic Kings is a real-time strategy game with online multiplayer features that mixes strategy and role-playing elements. The adventure takes place in ancient Gaul where four mighty forces battle for power: the brave Gauls, the mighty Romans, the vicious Teutons and the mysterious Druids who `weave the patterns` that make nations prosper and decay.

There are two modes of play – adventure mode and strategic mode.

  • In strategic mode, players play against computer or human opponents on the Internet, exercising their strategic and tactical skills to achieve victory. They must train and command numerous military units, hire and develop heroes, acquire powerful artifacts, conquer strongholds and villages, and launch large-scale campaigns against their enemies in order to bring them to their knees. The gameplay in this mode is similar to traditional RTS gameplay.
  • In adventure mode, players control a party of heroes and explore the lands of Gaul as the struggle between Caesar and the Gaul chieftain Vercingetorix evolves. At the beginning of the game the players take control of the Gaul warrior Larax who has sworn to avenge the death of his bride by killing the bloodthirsty Teutons. As the game develops Larax meets Ceaser, fights alongside him, and finally must oppose the full might of Rome at the historic battle at Gergorvia. Players will get to command armies, defend villages, attack outposts, capture strongholds, and add a number of unforgettable characters to their party. Among the characters are the powerful druid Lleldoryn, the battle hungry Viking lord Thoric, the Gaul hero Vercingetorix, the mighty Ceaser himself, and many more.

Scheduled for release in July 2002, Celtic Kings will be released in Western Europe (except Spain) and Japan by Wanadoo, and in North America jointly by Wanadoo and Strategy First.

For more information, log onto the Celtic Kings website

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