Updated web site for The First Templar and new video now available

by: Russell -
Kalypso Media has hit gamers today with two press releases.  Yeah, two in one day.  The first announces that they have updated their official web site for their upcoming action/adventure game The First Templar.  The website offers information about the game including trailers, story background, screenshots, wallpapers, and an online shop as well as official forums for the game.

The second press release offers a new video for The First Templar that focuses on the third playable character, Marie d'lbelin.  The video shows off her combat skills which consist of an acrobatic combat style and devastating ranged dagger attacks.  Coming from someone who plays sorcerers and mages in RPGs I'm all for ranged combat.  Watch the video below and then read on for both press releases.


Be Part of the Conspiracy with the Updated “The First Templar” Official Web Site

Ridgewood, NJ, April 28, 2011 – Kalypso Media has re-launched the official web site for their upcoming action/adventure game The First Templar today. The updated web site serves as the portal to a wealth of game information -- including trailers, story background. screenshots, wallpapers, an online shop and access to the game’s official forums. The updated site with all the latest information can be found at www.thefirsttemplar-game.com

The First Templar is a co-operative action adventure game, set in a dark and gritty portrayal of the late 13th Century during the Crusade where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and once noble knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.

Follow the path of two unlikely heroes on their search for the Holy Grail. The young French Templar Celian teams up with the noble lady and proclaimed heretic Marie to unveil a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Knights Templar. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn including the Saracen, King Philip of France and the Holy Inquisition. 

The First Templar offers a captivating campaign that can be enjoyed alone or cooperatively with a friend. When playing solo, the player can switch freely between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any time, a second player may join in and take control of the second hero. 

About The Kalypso Media Group

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 that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.

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 three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows-based PC, and Dungeons for Windows-based PC. Upcoming titles include The First Templar, Tropico 4 and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.


New “The First Templar” Video Focuses on the Deadly Third Playable Character - Marie 


Ridgewood, NJ, April 27, 2011 – With the launch of the upcoming action/adventure game The First Templar mere days away, Kalypso Media today released the third and final character video, which showcases the deadly combat skills of Marie d’Ibelin. In this video, Marie, a noblewoman wrongly imprisoned by the Inquisition as a heretic, shows off her acrobatic combat style and devastating ranged dagger attacks -- providing an alternative solution to dispatching large groups of marauding enemies.

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The First Templar is a cooperative action game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The game is set for release on both platforms on 6th May in the UK, and for more information, please visit www.thefirsttemplar-game.com.

In development by Haemimont Games, The First Templar is a co-operative action adventure game, set in a dark and gritty portrayal of the late 13th Century during the Crusade where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and once noble knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.

Follow the path of two unlikely heroes on their search for the Holy Grail. The young french Templar Celian teams up with the noble lady and proclaimed heretic Marie to unveil a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Knights Templar. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn including the Saracen, King Philip of France and the Holy Inquisition. 

The First Templar offers a captivating campaign that can be enjoyed alone or cooperatively with a friend. When playing solo, the player can switch freely between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any time, a second player may join in and take control of the second hero. 

About The Kalypso Media Group

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 that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.

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 three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and Windows PC, and Dungeons for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include The First Templar, Tropico 4 and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Further information about Kalypso Media is available athttp://www.kalypsomedia.com.

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