I meant to write about Chivalry 2 last week as this looks bloody brilliant! A first-person hack and slash ‘inspired by epic medieval battles’, this is a cross-platform title out in June.
From Torn Banner Studios, Tripwire and Deep Silver, this truly is an epic affair as you dismember rivals and paint the town red with up to 64 players all on the battlefield at once. It’s like what For Honor was expected to be perhaps?
From swords to arrow play, players can lay siege to castles in Chivalry 2, setting fire to villages and slaughter the revolting peasants. Mixing in FPS with melee combat, this looks like a lot of fun!
Core features for Chivalry 2 include:
- Cross-Play Across All Platforms: Cross-Play smashes the boundaries between PC and console, allowing players to face-off on the battlefield together, regardless of platform.
- Size Matters: Experience the chaos of epic medieval battlefields, charge forth to the frontlines of battle, and experience true mass-scale combat supporting up to 64-players designed to capture the intensity and scope of “The Battle of the Bastards” from Game of Thrones.
- Master Blade, Bow, or… Chicken: Your arsenal expands with the new subclass system that provides more variety than ever before. Four base classes expand to 12 subclasses, including the Skirmisher, a melee/ranged hybrid – to the Poleman, a fighter who keeps foes at bay with long-distance melee.
- The World is Your Weapon: Own the field with a variety of heavy siege engines including Ballistae, Catapults, Trebuchet, Battering Rams, Mantlets, Spike Traps, Ladders and more. Utilize traps to defend, including spikes, bear traps, and more. You can even deal damage with a smorgasbord of “found items” on the battlefield. Try downing a cup of mead and deal a killing blow with the empty chalice or finish off a foe by smashing him in the face with a flaming chicken!
- New Map – The Siege of Rudhelm: In the first public hands-on of Chivalry 2 since PAX East 2020, experience the return of the fan-favorite Team Objective mode and join attacking or defending teams as 64-players vie for control of a well-fortified castle in a never-before-seen map.
- Many Modes: In addition to Team Objective mode, closed beta participants can also sharpen their skills in a variety of other modes, including Team Deathmatch and Free-for-All.
And this can all be experienced in the Chivalry 2 beta, out next month for Epic Games Store, PS4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S. It’s also available for pre-order, including a Special Edition featuring exclusive items.
Our dev team has been firing on all cylinders to create the best medieval combat game imaginable… Chivalry 2 is going to be everything fans of the first title dreamed of and so much more – from a combat system rebuilt from the ground up, to massive upgrades in scale and visuals.Torn Banner Founder, Steve Piggott
See the Chivalry 2 beta announcement below:
The full version of Chivalry 2 is expected for the platforms mentioned above on 8th of June.