Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome is a cinematic action-adventure title developed exclusively for Xbox One by renowned studio Crytek.

The bloodied brawler is an epic recreation of the Roman Empire and has been purpose built for the Xbox One using Crytek’s CryEngine. The game engine is fully unleashed using the Xbox One’s hardware with characters boasting detailed facial animations and the landscape of the Roman Empire is bought to life in enhanced detail.

As an Xbox One launch title, Ryse is a graphical benchmark of the console and is a representation of the detail and quality on offer. Finer details, including the game’s realistic sound effects and incredible visuals such as blood spatter, combine for heightened realism.

In Ryse: Son of Rome, players step into the blood-soaked sandals of Roman soldier Marius Titus. The battle-hardened warrior joins the ranks of the Roman army to avenge the deaths of his family but quickly emerges as a hero in combat who must fight to save the Roman Empire. But as he leads his army against the Barbarian horde, his quest for redemption unravels and he discovers he must return to Rome to achieve vengeance once and for all.

Players can experience brutal and intense combat as epic-scale conflicts unfold on the battlefield. Gamers will charge into Roman combat, fighting alongside over 100 characters on the screen at any one time. Each of these soldiers boasts individual AI, which delivers unmatched intensity and realism through Ryse’s immersive gameplay. In this close-quarters combat, players will need to think on their feet and utilise their weapons and skill to the max in order to survive.

WHEN IN ROME

In addition to its extensive single player campaign, Ryse: Son of Rome features a co-operative multiplayer mode for players to duke it out in the infamous Coliseum.

Plunged into the brutal world of gladiatorial combat, gamers will enter the arena side-by-side and fight to the death against waves of ever-changing enemies.

The game maintains its cinematic atmosphere in this multiplayer mode too, as players fend off their attackers to the roar of thousands of spectators.

Ryse: Son of Rome takes full advantage of the Xbox One’s next-gen features, utilising Kinect and SmartGlass.

Using Kinect, players are able to command their legion of soldiers through voice control. Users will feel like they’re in the middle of the battlefield themselves as they shout orders to their men. These include arranging attack formations, requesting help with defeating enemies, launching ranged attacks such as pilums and arrows, or raising their shields to block incoming attacks.

Using Kinect, players are able to command their legion of soldiers through voice control. Users will feel like they’re in the middle of the battlefield themselves as they shout orders to their men. These include arranging attack formations, requesting help with defeating enemies, launching ranged attacks such as pilums and arrows, or raising their shields to block incoming attacks.

Meanwhile, extensive SmartGlass integration lets players extend the Ryse: Son of Rome experience to their mobile and tablet devices.

Deep Link allows users to launch the game using SmartGlass and jump directly into the campaign, while players can also access character management using their mobile devices to manage their inventory and character upgrades.

Context-sensitive achievements will also synchronise hints and in-game tips to a player’s locations and situation. SmartGlass also offers gamers full-video walkthroughs of some of the game’s most challenging areas.

 

Released: November 22nd

Format: Xbox One

Publisher: Microsoft

Developer: Crytek

Distributor: Gem

Contact: 01279 822800

KEY FEATURES

KINECT offers gamers a new way to play in Ryse: Son of Rome. Players are able to command their armies through voice. Soldiers will respond to orders by changing attacking formations, launching ranged attacks and aiding players when under attack.

MULTIPLAYER is also available to players and will complement Ryse’s single player campaign. Consumers can team up with a friend to enter the iconic Coliseum and take on endless waves of enemies. Fighting alongside each other, gamers will have to work together as they fight to the death for the enjoyment of cheering crowds in the infamous arena.

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