Today, Czech Republic-based developer Warhorse Studios and publisher Deep Silver announced that their highly-anticipated medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, has been pushed out of its 2017 release window by a smidgen, in favor of a release on February 13, 2018.
In addition to the release date announcement, the pair also a new trailer titled “Rex, Familia et Ultio,” which essentially sets the stage for the game, showing off what it’s about in general, and going into specifics about the background for what the game’s story will be all about.
As we have previously covered, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a medieval RPG that is all about being historically accurate and based in realism: thus there is no dragons or magic or anything you might find in games, such as, Skyrim. The game takes place in the year 1403, in the region of Bohemia (roughly central Europe) and is based on a true story — a story of kings, heirs, a kingdom, castle sieges and blood battles.
A story description adds:
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 your journey begins as the humble son a blacksmith, who is the sole survivor of your town, home, and family being mercilessly destroyed by the a mercenary army. With your life turned upside down, you swear to avenge your family, aka you embark on a classic tale of revenge that takes the realm and throws it into a bloody war.
The game takes place in an actual reconstructed historical landscape of medieval Bohemia. Playing through it, you will have a myriad of options at your disposal. For example, you can use your charism and reputation to investigate crimes and influence the inhabitants of the region to guide you on your quests. In your quests, you will have the choice to persevere via diplomatically or with classic brute force. Whatever tatics you to deploy, and how you interact with people will affect not only your reputation with them but with the town, region, and realm as a whole.
The game’s combat is focused on realistic combat of these periods, and thus you will have a variety of different fighting styles, hundreds of different weapons (Axe, sword, bow, etc.), and hundreds of different armor combinations. Further, you will be able to participate in castle sieges, take part in historical battles, and do things such as craft supplies and hunt.
As briefly mentioned above, the game’s world dynamically responds to your actions. For example, there is a crime system in place where NPCs will report you to authorities, and crimes committed will affect economics and NPC behavior. Further, there is said to be over 80 quests, three and half hours of cutscenes alone, over 50 actors, thousands of unique NPCS, motion capture used for cut scenes and combat, a dynamic weather system, a day and night cycle, and of course a bunch of medieval activities to participate in, such as jousting.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance — a former Kickstarter title that raised over $1 million USD — is in development for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux. Recently it was confirmed that the game will support PS4 Pro.
Below, you can check out the new, above mentioned, trailer as well as a gallery of screenshots from the game: