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King Arthur Knight’s Tale – A Traditional Story With A Modern Twist?

King Arthur Knight’s Tale is a modern spin on the mythological stories told via turn-based combat and RPG elements.

King Arthur Knight's Tale gets Early Access date
Source: PR

Take your place a-round (geddit?) the table in King Arthur Knight’s Tale which has a confirmed Early Access release date on the 12th of January 2021 for PC, later on, the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.

As a qualified knight, I’ll be aiming to join these early ranks with Neocore Games’ tactical RPG title. Based on the Arthurian myth, the game features a blend of classic turn-based tactics and character-centric RPGs.

Featuring a modern twist on the classic tale, expect to relive chivalry in King Arthur Knight’s Tale in the new year. And no, holding open a door does not make your a chivalrous as you may think.

King Arthur Knight's Tale - Worm
The Worm. Source: PR

Key features in King Arthur Knight’s Tale include:

Your Fights – Control a small team of heroes and fight gruelling, but satisfying battles with a deeply engaging, tactical turn-based combat system. Choose from more than 30 heroes of five diverse classes and combine hundreds of skills and artefacts 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 even leave the Round Table and turn against you.

Your Kingdom – See the entirety of Avalon presented on a the Adventure Map, observe all the territories, 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 terrain. Journey to dark castle dungeons and the forests of the Sídhe, all built by using photoscanned environments and complemented by high-quality mocap animation, then rendered inside a modern PBR engine utilizing DirectX 12 to support strong, atmospheric effects. Challenge seven enemy factions, fight more than 50 types of enemy units and overcome ten incredible boss fights throughout your quests.

There were too many points to cover, so that’s the unadulterated version. Watch the King Arthur Knight’s Tale announcement trailer below:

King Arthur Knight’s Tale is available in an Early Access build on the 12th of January 2021, with next-gen consoles getting a release soon after. Wishlist it on Steam now!

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