Paradox Interactive, premier publishers of historical strategy sims, have announced a new title in their King Arthur series. Fallen Champions will bridge the gap between the original game and its upcoming sequel - and naturally provide a lot more tactical medieval battling with RPG elements. Full details after the break.
King Arthur: Fallen Champions will act as a standalone chapter that provides the backstory for King Arthur 2, featuring an intricate plot concerning three new primary characters. Sir Lionel, a brave knight from Britannia, is on a traditionally chivalrous quest to rescue a damsel in distress. Lady Corrigan of the Sidhe (a witch, in other words) seeks the hidden pathways that will lead her back to her lost home of "Tir na nOg" (no Monty Python jokes, please). Drest the Chosen, a prophet from the North, is drawn by the mystic voices and visions to explore the wild lands. Each character has their own objectives and agendas, and apparently their fates will lead them to a single final battle of epic proportions.
In terms of gameplay, King Arthur: Fallen Champion promises to offer a "variety of battle types" ranging from small, tense skirmishes to enormous pitched battles against superior forces. Neocore Games are no stranger to crafting capable strategic outings, and we'll have a full review for you in due time.
As far as RRP is concerned, King Arthur: Fallen Champion is aiming for a US$9.99 price tag - which should hopefully translate to the £5.99-£6.99 level over here. Naturally we'll keep you posted.