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New screenshots for The Cursed Crusade by Altus

Posted by: Nathaniel at 3/31/2011 5:57 PM
13 new screenshots were released today by Altus for their upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 2-player co-op action-adventure, The Cursed Crusade.

The new screens show the two protagonists, Denz and Esteban fighting for their lives.  Fans can expect the melee combat to be visceral, violent, and raw (oh, my).  You'll be able to see for yourself when the game comes out this summer.  If other games' successes are any indication, gamers really seem to enjoy getting they sword on any time Templars are involved and this game seems to have Templars to spare.

For those who don't know, The Cursed Crusade is set during the turmoil of the 4th Crusade.  Its two protagonists are Denz, one of the aforementioned Templars, and Esteban, who is a mercenary (and roguish - for the ladies, perhaps?).  Even though they have different backgrounds they'll fight together against a curse that threatens to consume their very souls.

It even comes with split-screen co-op (along with the usual online version).  Yay!





IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- MARCH 30, 2011 -- Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today released new screenshots for The Cursed Crusade, their upcoming 2-player cooperative action-adventure for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.

This new asset release marks the first new content in some time as development continues in earnest on The Cursed Crusade. As work progresses, more and more of the game's extensively researched locales, numerous weapons and fighting combinations, and the unique qualities of the Templar's Curse become apparent. The newly released screens show the game's protagonists, Denz and Esteban, embroiled in visceral clashes of steel that hint at the violent, raw melee combat action-adventure fans can expect when they join the battle by picking up their copy of The Cursed Crusade's later this year.

The Cursed Crusade is currently scheduled to release in Summer 2011 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.

For more information, visit the official website: http://www.thecursedcrusade.com.
About The Cursed Crusade
Set against the backdrop of the Old World, two adventurers--both seasoned warriors--will quest across a Western Europe ablaze with the turmoil of a newly begun Fourth Crusade. Denz, a holy Templar, and Esteban, a roguish mercenary, may have different origins, but their motivations are the same: amidst the danger and despair of a new Crusade, to find the means to deliver themselves from a terrible curse that threatens to consume their immortal souls.

Key Features
The Old World Burns--Embark on a contentious quest for retribution spanning five chapters and 40 missions that promises to bring fire, death, and destruction to the great cities of medieval Europe.
A Templar Cursed--Transform the world around you into a flaming red vision of Hell, increasing your strength and your ability to perceive hidden things, all at the expense of your humanity.
Brotherhood of Steel--Split-screen or online, recruit a friend to assume control of the thief, Esteban, to join in the excitement of shared adventure.
Intense, visceral 3rd-person action--Easy to grasp yet deep in its execution, a weapon-based combat engine features over 90 combos, dozens of weapons, and a timing-based counter system.

About Atlus
Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Demon's Souls, Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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Founded in 2002, Kylotonn is a development studio with an important position in the French videogame landscape, acquiring a solid reputation not only thanks to titles like Bet on Soldier and Speedball2™ Tournament, but also to the quality of the proprietary real-time 3D rendering engine, Kt-Play All Engine. Research has always been a key element in the company's strategy; extensive R&D experience has helped Kylotonn effectively address the current generation of gaming platforms by co-developing the PLAY ALL production tool chain. The company now creates numerous games on all platforms (PS3™, Xbox 360® , PC, Wii™, etc.) and for all audiences (from casual gamers to core gamers), in addition to co-producing and editing various titles as well. For more information, visit www.kylotonn.com.
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The Cursed Crusade has not yet been rated by the ESRB.