Cyanide Studio has announced that they'll be creating two more games set in the gritty Confrontation tabletop universe, to which they now own the license. Aarklash: Legacy will be a squad-based strategy game, while Dogs Of War Online plans to go down the free to play route.
Considering that their first attempt at a Confrontation videogame was deeply mediocre in every conceivable way, the developers behind the Game Of Thrones RPG and numerous cycling sims will need to up the ante.
Here's what we know so far.
Aarklash: Legacy is a tactical adventure game in which the player controls the destiny of a group of fighters. The most important facet of the game is combat strategy which is based on an active pause system. However, a heavy accent will also be placed on the storyline and the evolution of its heroes.
With Dogs of War Online, Cyanide offers a management and strategy orientated free-to-play game. Players will be able to control their own mercenary companies, which they build themselves, and will compete in turn-based tactical battles inside online arenas.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why Cyanide are dead-set on attempting to resurrect a discontinued tabletop franchise after their first substandard attempt, but we're always willing to be surprised and judge games on their own merits.
"Confrontation is a functional and thoroughly unambitious translation of an obscure tabletop wargame that could have been so much more if the strong core gameplay was fleshed out with a worthy campaign," I said in our 5/10 review. "Fans of the miniatures will ask "why now?" whereas newcomers will wonder "why bother?""