Bracknell, UK– 1st June 2010 Kalypso Media, a global publisher of award-winning PC and console games is pleased to unveil The First Templar, an action-adventure title currently in development for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft ® and Windows PC. The First Templar follows the story of two characters - a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The First Templar is scheduled for release in Q1 2011.
In development by Haemimont Games, The First Templar is a co-operative action adventure game in development for Xbox 360 and PC. The game portrays a dark and gritty view of the late 13th century where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and fallen knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.
The First Templar follows the story of two main characters– a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, in the face of the Saracen, King Philip IV of France and the Inquisition.
The First Templar features both single player and co-op modes. When playing solo, the player can switch between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any moment a second player can join in and take control of the AI controlled hero.
Features of The First Templar
- <*>Fast-paced cooperative play: players can assist one another as each takes on the role of the game's key characters. Drop-in/out cooperative gameplay lets the AI take over when one player leaves the game*> <*>Single player- two characters: Play as either character, switching roles as you go to use the best skills for the job.*> <*>RPG inspired character development: each has their own skills and skill paths, which the player can develop as they complete missions and explore the game world*> <*>Rich, historical game-world: return to the 13th century, where European culture is on the brink of collapse. 20 historically accurate locations have been recreated for the player to explore.*>
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About the Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a privately-held, global independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, primarily for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Along with headquarters in Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Kalypso Media Digital, Ltd., a UK-based subsidiary that focuses on global digital distribution and electronic publishing. The company also owns two development studios– Realmforge Studios and Gaming Minds Studios– and works with a number of leading independent developers.
About Haemimont Games
Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed nine original titles with numerous add-ons, including Tropico 3. For more information on the company can be found by visiting www.haemimontgames.com
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