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Ancestors Legacy

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: 1C Company
Developer: Destructive Creations
Release Date: May 22, 2018

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'Ancestors Legacy' (ALL) Free Update Adds Heroes, Unique Skills To Multiplayer Campaign

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2018 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT

Ancestors Legacy is a a squad-based real-time strategy that will take players into the early Middle ages, with both an extensive singleplayer campaign and multiplayer, all built around real events and featuring historical accuracy and advanced game mechanics.

Take command of your army as you storm through medieval Europe in an extensive series of campaigns. Choosing one of the four available nations – Viking, Anglo-Saxon, German, Slav – you will be tasked with more than just conquering, raiding and pillaging enemy camps, villages and towns. Only by utilizing the full range of available tactical options, taking strategic advantage of the environment, and managing your temporary bases and settlements, will you emerge victorious.

Ancestors Legacy is a history-inspired real-time strategy game influenced by historical events in the Middle Ages. The game combines resource management and base building with large-scale, squad-based battles across vast battlefields, all rendered in great detail thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 tech. Experience medieval bloodshed like never before, thanks to the cinematic action camera that puts you right in the middle of the battle at the press of a button. 

The brand new update make Heroes join the multiplayer campaign, changing it significantly and making it even more exciting!

You can download the latest update from Steam and if you plan to take part in the next tournament you can be sure that your opponents will come prepared and will know exactly how to use the Heroes to their advantage.

Haven’t registered for the tournament yet? No worries, you still have time as epic battles will start on August 25th. Follow this link for all the details and apply today for a chance to win your very own, powerful AMD Ryzen CPU or Ancestors Legacy Collector’s Edition!

And if competing on-line is not your thing, but you enjoy watching epic battles, then we’ve got you covered as well, as the whole event will be streamed live here.

Alright! Now let’s take a closer look at how exactly do Heroes impact the multiplayer fun in Ancestors Legacy.

Heroes are squads containing of a single pawn, which doesn’t have a morale bar, and so, doesn’t suffer from morale loss. On the other hand, Heroes have special aura indicated by big blue circle around them, which, once players' food drop to zero, prevents other squads morale loss from hunger. Heroes cannot be replenished or re-recruited when they die.

Every nation has its unique Hero with unique skills and statistics:

After spending many years, raiding the Byzantine Empire, he settled near Ladoga and chose a life of solitude. He thinks that Odin himself directs his deeds and sends him visions of the future. His special skills are:

  • Holy Fury - for a short period of time target’s defense is significantly decreased.
  • Redemption - removes any debuffs and boosts offense, defense and damage.

THE SLAVS - Mieszko
A Piast prince, or duke of Poland, who brought Poland into Christendom and expanded the state all the way towards Baltic Sea. His special skills are:

  • Heavy Blow - temporarily increases attack and damage.
  • Raise Shields - squad raises their shields to hide from enemy arrows.

A low-born warrior of unknown origin, but talented archer, faithful to his homeland and its people. Dunstan is not afraid of challenges, even when the situation exceeds him. His special skills are:

  • Chase - temporarily increased movement speed in exchange for lower attack and defense.
  • Sharpshooting - Dunstan gets into sharpshooting mode, increasing his sight distance and shooting speed.

The King of the Germans. His strong will and determination secured him the crown, ending a 20-year period of chaos in Germany. His special skills are:

  • Holy Fury - for a short period of time targets defense is significantly decreased.
  • The thrill of Victory - boosts morale of all nearby units.

Key Features

  • 4 playable nations in an extensive single player campaign inspired by historical events
  • Advanced tactical options combining the use of terrain, experience and morale
  • Cinematic battle camera view puts you right in the center of the action
  • Outstanding visual fidelity powered by Unreal Engine 4
  • Intense multiplayer battles
  • Streamlined resource management and village construction

Being equally dedicated to both platforms, the title features native gamepad support with an optimized command system for the quick reactions necessary in the RTS genre.

Ancestors Legacy is currently available on PC, while the Xbox One version is planned for 2019.

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