King Arthur: Knights Tale Heading For Steam Early Access
NeocoreGames recently held a Kickstarter campaign for their next title, a tactical role-playing game based on the Arthurian mythology. Titled King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, it promised to be a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and more traditional, character-centric RPGs. It’s not the first time that game developers have set their sights on King Arthur, but NeocoreGames definitely outlined some interesting ideas in their Kickstarter campaign. Close to 4,000 backers ended up backing the project to get this modern telling of the classic mythology made.
The developers have now announced that King Arthur: Knight’s Tale will be available on Steam Early Access on January 12, 2021. They estimate that the Early Access period will last a few months and will feature regular content updates. The full release of the game is expected early in 2021 on PC, followed a bit later on Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S / X. The purpose of Early Access is to work hand in hand with players and to implement changes to the game along the way based on community feedback.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale promised a selection of 30 heroes from five diverse classes, which will allow players to assemble an efficient team with the aid of hundreds of skills and artifacts. Players will also be able to send their own Knights of the Round Table on knightly quests. What makes this feature especially harrowing is the fact that death is always final, so careful planning is needed before entering battles.
The management side of the game will be focused on rebuilding Camelot and expanding your mystical stronghold. The game will also feature plenty of moral choices and NeocoreGames promises plenty of endgame content for those who finish the campaign.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale certainly sounds like a game that is going to keep fans of the genre busy. With more than 50 unique points of interest on the Adventure Map along with 20 story missions and lots of side quests, it’s not a game that players will be able to rush through. The game won’t be a slouch in the visual department either with photoscanned environments, high-quality mocap animations, and DirectX 12 support. Check out the announcement trailer below and be sure to wishlist the game on Steam if you like what you see.