The First Templar
is an action/role playing game that seems to share a lot in common with a certain game about assassins. I mean it's set during the crusades and it's about the Templar; all we need now is an animus and fellow by the name of Miles Desmond and we'd be playing the mirror opposite of Assassin's Creed
. There's a hooded protagonist, brutal sword combat, and even what looks like a leap of faith. Playing Assassin's Creed
has shown it's a dangerous job being a Templar so it's a good thing you can tackle the game with a friend via online co-op.
"The First Templar" - gamescom 2010 Trailer Available
Ridgewood, NJ, August 27, 2010 -- Kalypso Media today released a new trailer for The First Templar, the upcoming cooperative third-person action game being developed by Haemimont Games for Windows PC and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In this new trailer, viewers will be treated to an extensive taste of furious cooperative combat and fast-paced action from within The First Templar. Watch as Knights Templar battle against an onslaught of foes; from knights and archers, to something far more fearsome, and prepare yourself for an unmatched combat experience, which arrives in Q1 2011.
In development by Haemimont Games, The First Templar is a co-operative action-role playing game in development for Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The game portrays a dark and gritty view of the late 13th century where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and fallen knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.
The First Templar follows the story of two main characters – a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, in the face of the Saracen, King Philip IV of France and the Inquisition.
The First Templar features both single player and co-op modes. When playing solo, the player can switch between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any moment a second player can join in and take control of the AI controlled hero.
For more information about The First Templar, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.
About Kalypso Media
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns two development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One – Broken Alliance for Xbox 360 and Disciples III for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include Dungeons and The First Templar.
About Haemimont Games
Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed nine original titles with numerous add-ons, including Tropico 3. For more information on the company can be found by visiting www.haemimontgames.com