First monthly content update for War of the Roses launches Wednesday

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This Wednesday, Paradox Interactive will be launching the first in a series of monthly content updates for War of the Roses.  This month the update includes the Kingmaker sword, a new helmet, four new visors, and seven new weapons (I'm guessing the Kingmaker sword is included in that seven, as opposed to the Kingmaker and seven more).

On top of all of that, players will also be introduced into a new game mode known as Pitched Battle.  Here, players must take extra care with what they do as death is permanent.  Pitched Battle will start out in Open Beta when the update arrives and all War of the Roses players can join in.  Keep in mind that each knight only has one life to risk on the battlefield per round, and if you lose that life you must wait until the next match to join back in.

Paradox Interactive will be doing a special broadcast Wednesday at 6pm GMT / 10am PST at where they will be demonstrating Pitched Battle mode as well as the other new content.

Steel Yourself for a War of the Roses Update
New “Pitched Battle” Game Mode Rides into Open Beta, Live Stream Coming Wednesday

NEW YORK - November 19, 2012 - Hear ye! The first in a series of monthly content updates for War of the Roses, the medieval brawler from Paradox Interactive, is arriving this Wednesday. The update introduces a wealth of new armaments to every knight’s arsenal, including the Kingmaker sword, a finely crafted piece of steel brandished by legendary English nobleman Richard Neville, otherwise known as Warwick the Kingmaker. A new suit of heavy armor will also be available to choose with different paint options to customize one’s fearsome look. One new helmet, four new visors, and seven new weapons, including the gothic mace, the halberd, and the horn-spanned crossbow, will also join the fray.

Players will also be introduced to a new game mode, henceforth known as “Pitched Battle,” which challenges knights to take greater care with their lives – since, in Pitched Battle, death is final.

Pitched Battle mode will begin an Open Beta when the update arrives, and all War of the Roses players are welcome to join. Simply find a game in the server browser that is listed as being in Pitched Battle mode, and join the game normally. In Pitched Battle, each knight has only one life to risk on the battlefield per round; when a combatant perishes, he cannot return to the fight until the next match. Bandaging one’s wounds and reviving teammates will be crucial to victory, and executing opponents to keep them out of the fight will decide which is the last team standing.

Join Paradox Interactive this Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6pm GMT / 10am PST for a special War of the Roses broadcast as they demonstrate Pitched Battle and show off all the new content. To get a front row seat to all the medieval mayhem, tune into the official Paradox Interactive TwitchTV channel at

To find out more about War of the Roses and prepare for an even deadlier battle, visit
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