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GC: War of the Roses announced

GC: War of the Roses announced

Paradox Entertainment has announced War of the Roses being developed by FatShark. The team-based multiplayer combat game will be out next year on PC, screens inside.

“Project Postman” Revealed! Paradox Interactive Announces War of the Roses

New IP from Paradox Interactive and Fatshark Will Straight Up Murder You with a Battleaxe

Gamescom Cologne – August 17th, 2011 – Paradox Interactive and Fatshark today announced the true identity of the game codenamed "Project Postman" revealing the new title War of the Roses: an exciting new IP that takes players back to the battle-ravaged medieval era of 15th century England.

War of the Roses will pull players into a team-based multiplayer melee combat experience, putting their band of knights right in the thick of chaotic battles against opposing hordes armed with swords, battleaxes, longbows and other iconic medieval classics.
Featuring top-notch graphics portraying the fighting from an up-close-and-personal third-person perspective, War of the Roses features both online multiplayer and a deep single-player campaign. Players will get the chance to lead their knight through a progression system, gaining upgrades and unlocking new content on their path from filthy peasant to unstoppable armored killing machine.

“This is exactly the kind of game we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “Our team’s very passionate about multiplayer, and we’re using everything we’ve learned from our previous projects to capture the thrill of the pitched medieval battle. It’s amazing to hear Fredrik Wester [CEO of Paradox Interactive] call this a ‘dream game’ for them. They’re the perfect partner for us.”

“War of the Roses will give players face-to-face melee combat they rarely see in today’s third-person and first-person online shooters,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Senior Producer for Paradox Interactive. “We’re looking to steep players in that savagery, and challenge them to confront their opponents head-on in this unique multiplayer game".

“Fatshark is a really talented team with proven knowledge about this space, and we’re hugely excited about our partnership", he continued.

Gamers should be ready to pick up their lances in 2012.

All comments

Commented on 2011-08-17 16:55:54
mount & bladeish game? Sounds good!
Commented on 2011-08-17 17:10:12
Graphics look sweeeeet.
Commented on 2011-08-17 17:12:21
Heh I recently been saying how I want a medieval seige warfare game but I personally want it on the frostbite 2 engine it could be incredible lol.
Commented on 2011-08-17 18:29:43
I hope more developers will make games like these. I remember an old Kotaku article. Call of Duty: Medieval Warfare.
Commented on 2011-08-17 18:47:16
Interesting concept. Looks pretty. Looks like there is more interest to develop for PC again.
Commented on 2011-08-18 11:45:15
wow, that is some high fidelity there.

If only I had time to read the release.
Commented on 2011-08-19 16:13:03
looks amazing!

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