Gamers, meet The Empire (not Star Wars related)

by: Chad -
We're talking about The Empire, a powerful race of warriors in Kalypso Media's upcoming Disciples III: Renaissance.  There are three big factions in the game and this is one of them.  The Empire are the humans of the game that are masterful warlords but also second-to-none in healing.  Now that introductions are out of the way, you can skip the small talk and read more personal things about them.

Kalypso Media Unveils Disciples III's "Empire" Faction

Ridgewood, NJ, May 27, 2010 - Kalypso Media, a global publisher of award-winning PC and console games, today unveiled the first in a series of three updates focusing on the unique factions that inhabit the world of Nevendaar in Disciples III: Renaissance. The first update, available today, examines The Empire, a powerful and devout race of warriors led by the heroic Lambert. Read more about The Empire and prepare yourself to do battle in Disciples III: Renaissance, the upcoming tactical-RPG for Windows PC from Kalypso Media, which is set for a release this summer.

Disciples III: Renaissance is the next title in the award-winning Disciples series and represents a huge leap forward in the evolution of the turn-based RPG/strategy genre. Building on the successes of the first two games, Disciples III: Renaissance introduces a host of new features as well as the compelling gameplay that made the previous titles so popular.

For more information on Disciples III: Renaissance, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.

About the Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a privately-held, global independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, primarily for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Along with headquarters in Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Kalypso Media Digital, Ltd., a UK-based subsidiary that focuses on global digital distribution and electronic publishing. The company also owns two development studios – Realmforge Studios and Gaming Minds Studios– and works with a number of leading independent developers.

About Akella

Akella was founded in 1993, and since inception Akella has grown from a team of six people into a multiple-disciplined company engaged in developing, publishing, and distributing computer games and multimedia products. At present, Akella employs more than 200 qualified specialists under the direction of experienced and professional managers. Akella’s own distribution network has grown fast and covers all the former USSR territories. Among Akella’s shareholders are Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital.


Disciples III: Renaissance Factions Overview - The Empire

In Disciples III's mystical land of Nevendaar, three factions face off against one another for control of the world -- The Empire, The Legions of the Damned and the Elves. Each faction is fighting for a specific cause, be it complete domination of Nevendaar, or simply maintaining the balance between good and evil.

In this Factions overview, we look at The Empire, a devout race of human warriors.

The Empire
The creator of Nevendaar, the angel Bethrezen, gave birth to man. To him, they were the pinnacle of all his work and with their appearance in Nevendaar the creation of the world was finally complete. Bethrezen gifted his children with the divine boon, the freedom of will, and it is this gift that made them the most independent, but also the most unpredictable race in Nevendaar.
This race is a perfect reflection of its creator's personality: the improbable and incomprehensible combination of the true light that once shone in Bethrezen's soul, and eternal darkness which now possesses the Fallen. That is why people are so different – you can never tell whether a man standing before you is the noblest of mortals, or is lower than a snake and will kill you for a copper as soon as you turn your back on him. These days, men worship the Celestial Father and consider their former creator Bethrezen their worst enemy. They have always been a very religious race – and the duality of their nature is also well seen in their zeal. True faith is the power that guides the hands of the Empire's greatest warriors, holy knights and protectors of the faith, it helps the clerics to heal wounds and even push away death itself. And yet the same faith gives birth to fanatics, who are often more fearful to their own people than their enemies.

Men are the most disciplined race of Nevendaar, and they have produced many brilliant warriors and warlords and they are second to none when it comes to healing and blessing those fighting at their side for the glory of the Empire.
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