War of the Roses
A new, unique team-oriented competitive multiplayer experience with an emphasis on melee combat set in 15th century England.
War of the Roses is a new IP that transports players back in time to the battle-ravaged, dynastic civil war era of 15th century England where ownership of the throne of England was brutally fought over between supporters of two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet - the house of Lancaster (the reds) and the house of York (the whites).
A team-based multiplayer melee combat experience, War of The Roses sees players and their band of knights going toe-to-toe with their opponents using authentic and visceral weapons of the time period including broad swords, long bows and battle-axes.
Built on a stunning graphics engine which vividly portrays the fighting from an up-close-and-personal third-person perspective, War of the Roses features both online multiplayer and a single-player campaign. Players will get the chance to lead their warrior through a rich progression system, gaining upgrades and unlocking new content on their path from filthy peasant to unstoppable armored killing machine.
In War of the Roses, Fatshark take what was learned from Lead and Gold and apply it in a medieval setting, using the Bitsquid tech-engine for high quality visuals and performance.
The driving focus of the game is creating a multiplayer game with the same accessibility as the best competitive shooters currently out there, but in a medieval setting with a primary emphasis on melee combat.
The focus of the core gameplay is on the Multiplayer experience, but we will have an engaging and immersive story driven single player campaign designed to prepare and train players for the multiplayer experience. The single player campaign will give the players direct rewards to use in the multiplayer battles.
Multiplayer The game will support as many players as we can possibly support. Because it is still in the early stages of development we can’t say exact numbers as yet but it will be a lot!
The initial SKU will be on PC.
Key Game Elements
- Recreating Medieval Battles - recreate the feeling of the savage face to face fighting during the Wars of the Roses.
- Huge Persistence System - create your own character and rise through the ranks from lowly serf to a noble knight in the finest armor. Addictive progression system with unlockables, leveling and detailed statistics.
- Team Oriented Game Modes - work together in a team towards common goals
|War of the Roses Q & A with Gordon van Dyke of Paradox Interactive (Interview)||May 11, 2012 00:08||4,134|
|PDXCON Report: War of the Roses (Updated)||Jan 23, 2012 19:13||6,111|