New Screenshots From Kingdom Come: Deliverance Beta Revealed

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is easily one of the most interesting games on the horizon right now, with its promise of an epic story, as well as rich game mechanics that should give the RGB gaming scene the realism it desires the most. To get you in the mood for the game, the team at Warhorse Studios will be launching a beta phase tomorrow, allowing people to get hands-on with the game and see what it is really made of.

In celebration of the upcoming beta of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, six new screenshots have been released and wow, do they look fantastic! Without a doubt, the games graphics engine can really impress, and we can’t wait to see what kind of hardware it takes to get to the level shown off in the images. The world looks very nicely detailed, with a great lighting engine, lots of realistic characters and so much more. With The Witcher 3 having given us a fantastic RPG world to explore, the pressure is certainly on for this game to do well.

“A humble, young blacksmith loses everything to war. As he tries to fulfill the dying wish of his father, Fate drags him into the thick of a conspiracy to save a kidnapped king and stop a bloody conflict. You will wander the world, fighting as a knight, lurking in the shadows as a rogue, or using the bard’s charm to persuade people to your cause. You will dive deep into a sweeping, epic, nonlinear story from Daniel Vávra, an award-winning designer from the Mafia series. Our unique, first-person combat system lets you wield sword or bow in both one-on-one skirmishes and large-scale battles. All of this – and more – brought to life beautifully with next-genvisuals delivered via CryEngine 3.” – Warhorse Studios

The new beta will be the first introduction to the game’s story, as well as the bulk of the game mechanics, and a bigger map than was made available in the games alpha stage. Even better, the new beta will give us the first important key battle/siege, new weapons and maybe even more!

Consoles Could Delay Kingdom Come: Deliverance PC Release

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is set for release this summer by developer Warhorse Studios, and if what we’ve seen of the game so far is anything go by, it can’t come soon enough! The game is already looking absolutely amazing, but it seems that those of us eager to play it may have a longer wait on their hands than expected. Warhorse Studios have been in talks with some publishers, and it looks like the PC release of their upcoming RPG epic may have to be held back by the console version of the game.

“The idea was to release the game in the summer and then to follow up with the console versions. Right now we are still indie developers but we are in negotiations with publishers to, well, we need someone to bring the games into the shops, so we need a distributor, and he kind of wants us to synch it with the console versions. We are still in negotiations, we will see.” said PR Manager Tobias Stolz-Zwilling.

This isn’t great news for PC gamers, especially given that the game was on Kickstarter and funds were raised for it based on it being a PC focused title. Of course, the developers will be looking for their best return on investment, so hopefully the delay means they’re not wanting to half-arse the PC edition, but get all up to scratch by release time.

“Best case for you will be summer this year for the PC version and then with the follow-up for consoles; or if the publisher wants us to synch it we will release everything let’s say by the end of the year, so we will see about that.” added Tobias.

Are you looking forward to Kingdom Come and did you back it on Kickstarter? Let us know in the comments section below.

Warhorse Studios RPG Epic ‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’ Needs Your Help On Kickstarter

Today Warhorse Studios launched a Kickstarter for Kingdom Come: Deliverance , the AAA PC and next-gen console title which is slated for a 2015 release. The game is already looking nothing short of incredible, with super graphics, realistic melee combat and an authentic medieval Europe setting. That means there are no big dragons and silly beasts, instead you’ll find an open world and realistic style RPG full of upheaval and strife.

Game Director and Lead Designer Dan Vávra explains: “So far US$1.5m has been invested into Kingdom Come: Deliverance, largely from a single investor outside the games industry. This is a big and expensive game, and we could hardly hope to raise the entire budget needed on Kickstarter alone. Since game publishers are not throwing money at us, we’ve made a deal with our investor: if we raise the relatively reasonable sum of US$500k, it is proof for him that the game has potential, and he would continue to finance us. Anything over the sum we’re asking for will allow us to create additional content and a better overall product.”

Developed by a veteran team composed of talent that played key roles in the Mafia, Crysis, ArmA and Operation Flashpoint franchises. Set during the Holy Roman Empire during the late Middle Ages, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is rich with historically authentic characters, themes and warfare. It’s already shaping up to be something truly special, but it still looks like the developers need the helping hand of the community to show that it has what it takes to make it in the busy world of gaming.

  • Non-linear story lets you choose between being a villain or a savior. Every quest can be solved in multiple ways.
  • A revolutionary combat system based on inverse kinematics, the only one of its kind to offer a rich, authentic yet easy-to-control, first-person melee experience. Based on actual 15th century fighting techniques and designed in cooperation with medieval martial arts experts.
  • Improve your character. Different play styles – warrior, rogue or bard – can be mixed and matched as you see fit. You can develop your skills, earn new perks, and fine-tune your equipment.
  • Large realistic, medieval-themed, open world landscape covering 3.5 square miles and 30 hours of gameplay (in first act, out of 3 total).
  • Lead the charge in enormous, open field battles and sieges. You are no superhero. If you’re going to take on an army of enemies, you better find one of your own to back you up.
  • Take a trip through the Middle Ages: Traverse sprawling cities, magnificent castles, towering, dark forests, and muck-strewn villages.
  • Discover this huge world from horseback or on foot. If you can see it, you can visit it.
  • A dynamic world comes alive. Every inhabitant plays a role in their communities, and as night follows day, you can watch people work, help them when needed, or try to interfere in their routine and see what happens.
  • Build relationships with characters, become a criminal or a local hero, seduce local women, threaten your enemies or pardon vanquished opponents.
  • Create your own weapons, cook, brew up potions, or dig around for silver. All crafting occurs in-game, using clever mini-games, rather than boring, soulless menus.

Donate to the Kickstarter here if you wish to show them your support and be part of what may very well be one of the greatest RPGs ever created.

Thank you Warhorse for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Warhorse.