King Arthur – Knight’s Tale Announced

The team that made the Van Helsing and Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor now announce King Arthur – Knight’s Tale, a dark turn-based RPG with rogue-lite elements.

King Arthur Knight's Tale
Image credit: NeocoreGames

ARPG veteran devs present another grim tale

Neocore Games made some pretty solid titles. The Van Helsing series is an overlooked ARPG franchise with a lot of interesting mechanics. On the other hand, there’s Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr, a top-down hack-and-slash title with obscene amounts of content and atmosphere. Both rather dark and grim experiences, so I’m not surprised that King Arthur – Knight’s Tale is another gloomy and sinister game with undead kings, nightmarish creatures, and a lot of gray colors on the screen. Take a look at the gameplay down below:

A blend of many different genres and elements

Now, don’t get tricked by the title. In this XCOM-meets-RPG-meets-team-management blend, you don’t play as Arthur. Rather you carry out the mission to assassinate him as Mordred, the King’s nemesis. The story goes something like this. You killed each other in combat. But, instead of dying you become something like the undead, I presume. However, Artur’s new undying state of being started to rot Camelot, and you have to stop him.

There’s tactical combat where your heroes get to show their vast abilities and loot. These heroes also have a will of their own, and each decision you make can affect their opinions of you, and some may even turn their sword against your forces. So better watch what you say and what you do, cause your ally can quickly turn to a foe. I thought knights would be insanely loyal. Still, it’s a mechanic that gives a lot of impact and meaning to each choice.

Reclaim the glory of Camelot

Your heroes can also get sick, cursed, and they can die. No savescuming either, all the bad stuff that happens, you live with it. Thankfully, you can rebuild Camelot and your Stronghold can be provided with various helpful buildings that will aid your forces in the quest to purge the land from this nightmare. It looks promising, and Neocore Games launched a Kickstarter campaign. The game will launch anyway, this is just a way for them to see if the people are interested and to add some more features.

King Arthur Knight's Tale
Image credit: NeocoreGames

So, what do you think? Is King Arthur – Knight’s Tale a promising title? You can check out Neocore’s other titles like The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor – Martyr for discounted prices right now!

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