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King Arthur: Knight's Tale

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Neocore Games
Release Date: April 26, 2022

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'King Arthur: Knight's Tale' Season 2: Rising Eclipse And v2.0 Update Coming In December

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2023 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT

Based on the Arthurian mythology, King Arthur: Knight's Tale is a turn-based tactical role playing game - a hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.

You are Sir Mordred, the nemesis of King Arthur, the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath, he struck you down. You both died – and yet, you both live.

The Lady of the Lake, the ruler of the mystical island of Avalon brought you back to end a true nightmare. She wants you to go on a knightly quest. She wants you to finish what you have begun. Kill King Arthur – or whatever he has become after she took his dying vessel to Avalon.

The story campaign puts a huge emphasis on moral choices, which have significant consequences in a rogue-lite structure, adding extra tension to the tactical and management decisions.

NeocoreGames announced that the second seasonal content update, called Rising Eclipse, and patch 2.0 is coming to King Arthur: Knight’s Tale on December 2, 2023.

Rising Eclipse will introduce a brand new mission chain focusing on the Seelie and Unseelie Courts of Avalon, including new seasonal mechanics as well as a new seasonal building in Camelot.

Based on community feedback, patch 2.0 will bring a massive gameplay and quality-of-life overhaul to the base game, including class and character balance changes, brand new skills, rebalanced boss fights and maps, item updates and much more.

The update - our biggest so far - along with the season will be free for everyone who already owns the base game. The patch notes and more details will be shared as the release date approaches.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale is a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is coming soon to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X and a new expansion - which will be revealed later - is also in the works for PC, featuring the (in)famous Ninth Legion of Rome.

Your Fights - Control a small team of heroes and fight grueling, but satisfying battles with a deeply engaging, tactical turn-based combat system. Choose from more than 30 heroes of 5 diverse classes and combine hundreds of skills and artifacts to assemble an efficient team.

Your Heroes - Gather your own Knights of the Round Table and send them on knightly quests. These heroes are the most important resources and the most complex gameplay elements at the same time. But beware! Death is always final! You must manage them at the Round Table accordingly, planning ahead before going into battles. The character progression system is designed to be as deep as in the traditional RPGs: heroes level up on unique skill trees and the complex loot system provides unique options to fine-tune their tactical capabilities. Each hero has a distinctive personality and their loyalty is constantly changing through the decisions made by the player –  in certain cases they can ever leave the Round Table and turn against you.

Your Kingdom - See the entirety of Avalon presented on a the Adventure Map, observe all the territory, select your missions and explore various places. Management in King Arthur: Knight's Tale focuses on rebuilding Camelot and expanding the mystical Stronghold with new buildings that each unlock various upgrades, and also offers different ways to heal up and manage the heroes of the Round Table.

Your Legend - Play as Sir Mordred, the former nemesis of King Arthur. Explore the mystical island of Avalon, venture on knightly quests and make decisions in various encounters where you'll need to make moral choices, as in most RPGs, which all have impact on the story and your Morality. The end of the campaign opens up new endgame content for the bravest of all: tough new challenges appear on the map with challenging, mythic boss fights and random quests, loot, and character progression ultimately leading to the banishing of Balor, the monstrous god-king of the Fomorians himself.

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, from the dark castle dungeons to the forests of the Sídhe - built by using photoscanned environments and high-quality mocap animation, all rendered inside a modern PBR engine utilizing DirectX 12, supporting strong, atmospheric effects. Challenge 7 enemy factions, fight more than 50 types of enemy units, overcome 10 incredible boss fights throughout your quests.

Key Features:

  • Tactical Role-Playing Game - Turn-based combat, deep progression and loot system, complex characters
  • Camelot reborn -  Manage the re-building of Camelot and the heroes of the Round Table
  • Rogue-lite approach - Permanent injuries and death, no reloads, the consequences of your actions affect your next step
  • Morality chart - Between Righteousness and Tyranny, between Old Faith and Christianity, your decisions affect the story and the loyalty of your heroes
  • Explore a stunning world - Go on quests, gain new skills and loot, tackle challenging fights and explore this world rendered with our updated engine supporting photo-scanned textures, DirectX 12 and physically-based rendering.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale is available for PC (Steam) at $44.99, followed by PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions at a later time.

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