Today, Czech Republic-based developer Warhorse Studios and publisher Deep Silver announced that their medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, is poised to receive a major announcement on June 9th, next Friday.
In addition to announcing an announcement, the pair also dished out a beautiful teaser trailer that offers a panoramic view of the game’s landscapes, highly-detailed villages, and impressive castles, as well as a glance at some of the forces to be reckoned with.
For those that don’t know: Kingdom Come: Deliverance takes place in the year 1403, in the region of Bohemia (the heart of Europe) and is based on a true story — a story of kings, heirs, a kingdom, castle sieges and blood battles. It’s main pitch is that it’s a realistic medieval RPG, thus there will be no magic or dragons or anything this isn’t realistic.
A story description continues:
The King is dead and his eldest son Wenceslas IV becomes the new King of Bohemia.
Wenceslas’s enraged half-brother Sigismund imprisons Wenceslas and invades the country with his mighty army. Unfortunately, in the midst of this chaos, your character Henry suffers. The mercenary army destroys your home and kills your family, you are the sole survivor of the bloodbath and it is here that your road to redemption starts. Enjoy the detailed reconstruction of the 15th century landscape. Use weapons that were used by knights. Take part in epic historical battles that happened in Middle Europe and in castle sieges!
In the game you start off as the humble son of a blacksmith, who alone has survived the wrath of the mercenary army that mercilessly destroyed your home and murdered your family. With your life turned upside down, you swear to avenge your family, aka embark on a classic tale of revenge.
Journeying through a reconstructed historical landscape of medieval Bohemia, you will have a range of options at your disposal. For example, you can use your reputation and charisma to investigate crimes and influence the inhabitants of the region to guide you on your quests. You can overcome obstacles both with brute force or diplomatically. And of course — you can use a variety of weapons, craft supplies, take part in historical battles, participate in castle sieges or master sword-fighting.
The game notably features different fighting styles, hundreds of different weapons and armor combinations, a world that dynamically responds to your actions, a crime system where NPCs will report you to authorities, and crimes committed will affect economics and NPC behavior, a deep reputation/relationship system, over 80 quests, three and half hours of cutscenes, over 50 actors, and thousands of unique NPCs. Further, there is a dynamic weather system, along with a day and night cycle. And notably a Motion Capture Studio was used for cut scenes and combat.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is in development for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux. It is scheduled to release sometime later this year. Recently it was confirmed that the game will support PS4 Pro.
Below, you can check out the new teaser trailer: