A few weeks ago we were introduced to The Empire
, a human warrior and healer race in Disciple III: Renaissance
. Today, Kalypso Media has released some information for the second playable faction, the Legions of the Damned. Their M.O. sounds exactly like you would expect: the Legions' goal is to give their fallen leader a physical form so that he can conquer the world.
It's very sinister and evil. There are some screenshots below that show the faction in action. You can also read on to get more details and the back-story of the Legions of the Damned. Disciple III: Renaissance
will be released on PC later this summer.
Disciples III - "Legions of the Damned" Unveiled
Ridgewood, NJ, June 9, 2010 - Kalypso Media USA is pleased to release new information about the "Legions of the Damned," one of the three playable factions in Disciples III: Renaissance. In the fantasy world of Disciples III, the Legions' goal is to give their fallen leader physical form and use his powers to dominate the lands of Nevendaar. Players will accomplish this goal by building a party of wizards, fighters, monsters and more, as they explore the game world and engage in challenging turn-based tactical combat. Read more about The Legions of the Damned and prepare yourself to do battle in Disciples III: Renaissance, the upcoming tactical-RPG for Windows PC from Kalypso Media and Akella, 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.
Disciples III: Renaissance will be available on Windows PC in North America in summer 2010. For more information on Disciples III: Renaissance, please visit - www.disciples3.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.
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 Legions of the Damned
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 the second of the factions overview we delve into the dark origins of The Legions of the Damned, the cursed who walk the lands of Nevendaar.
The Legions of the Damned
If there is a force to spread disgust and fear in the hearts of all the peaceful inhabitants of Nevendaar it would be Bethrezen's younger children: the demons. They call themselves the Legions of the Damned. Called so as they are many and all of them cursed along with their creator, who was thrown into the fiery hell by the Celestial Father. Like men, they are fearful in battle, but they win not by virtue of true faith or superior combat skills but their devouring rage and fury is what makes them so formidable.
They say that demons know no fear. Indeed, what can possibly stop a being that knows that after falling in battle, it will once again be sent to the hell where its kin dwell, and there it shall be reborn even more powerful than before? Only the wrath of Bethrezen is something they have to fear, for the ire of the Fallen is too great for even a demon to withstand.
Born in the roaring flame of the prison where the betrayed angel was doomed to suffering, they are now driven by the pain and hatred of their creator. They are destined to bring the cleansing flame upon the lands of Nevendaar and chastise those who had denied their creator and abandoned him. Bethrezen's lust for revenge is insatiable, and so his monsters will come into the world of Nevendaar over and over again, until their mission is fulfilled.