15th January 2009
King’s Bounty: The Legend, a knight saga that blends role-playing adventure and battle strategy in a fantasy land, will be released in February 2009 by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. Players lead a character through their life, travelling across continents to fulfil the orders of Kings by unlocking mysteries and solving puzzles. Uniquely this increases the character’s skills, which in turn provides the opportunity to take a wife and raise a family.
Players choose their character, be it Warrior, Mage or Paladin. A Warrior is an experienced leader able to slice through enemies with a sword in each hand; a Mage can become a master of magic defeating whole armies with mystical energy; a Paladin is a strong fighter that can harness divine magic to defeat demonic adversaries. Once this decision is made, players customise their character and begin their quest.
As the journey unfolds characters develop key combat skills, learn magic tricks, engage in incredible battles and are able to take a wife and have children. A wife gives useful bonuses to the character and his army, adding the ability to wear more equipment and be more successful in battle. If she agrees to have children, a child will soon appear adding further bonuses to the character. Each wife can have up to four children but in the case of divorce, the wife will take all the children, any equipmentand 1/5 of gold reserves.
When a level is completed a Rune of Talent is collected. Runes act as currency that allows characters to learn or upgrade skills. The character’s leadership, attacking and defence skills as well as intellect can all be developed, which enables them to complete difficult quests against formidable foes. Depending on the character’s skills and development, they can also use Mana, the force needed to cast magic spells, to overcome enemies. During battle they will be able to summon the Spirits of Rage; four powerful creatures able to crush enemies, poison whole armies and control time and space.
In anticipation of the release of King’s Bounty: The Legend for PC in February 2009 a demo has now been made available, allowing a taste of the game’s spectacular environments, unique creatures and ferocious enemies.
Publisher: Nobilis / 1C
Developer: Katauri Interactive
Release date: 13th February 2009
Genre: RPG / Turn Based Combat
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One, SACRED and SACRED 2.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks andBlitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.
Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001. Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as:“My Baby Boy®” and“My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC),“Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises:“Hotel Giant” and“Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date. Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners. Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™. Official website: www.group-nobilis.com
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