War of the Roses Set to Get New Weapons, Maps, Modes

War of the Roses (that I recently reviewed here) is becoming quite popular between the gaming community, and Paradox Interactive is set to improve the already quite entertaining experience further with new incoming content.

The first content update, that will come this November, will bring forth new implements of destruction and defense. Those seeking to become more impervious to blows or just to change their look will enjoy the Milanese Knights Hospitaller crafted Heavy Armor (coming with ten paint options), a new helmet, and four new visors.

Players looking for new weaponry will be able to acquire seven new weapons: a gothic mace, a rondel dagger, a halberd, a Hospitaller pollaxe, a horn spanned crossbow, a new arming sword, and an Italian side sword.

The months of winter will see further updates that will include a new mode named “Pitched Battle” and two new maps inspired by the historical battles of Wakefield and Towton, happened in the winter between 1460 and 1461.

The new maps will also introduce a new weather feature, bringing snow and sleet to the battlefield.

You better start piling up that gold. While the items will be downloaded automatically, they’ll require in-game currency to be unlocked. Players that don’t have the patience to save will soon be given the chance to purchase in-game gold with real world money.

While you wait for the updates you can check out two renders of the new weapons and armor below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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