Paradox Interactive announced that their latest title, Lionheart: Kings' Crusade is in the works and will be released sometime in Second Quarter of 2010. The RTS will allow you to play through two single-player campaigns set during the Third Crusade and play as historical figures, including Richard the Lionheart. In addition to the announcement, a trailer showing off some in-game footage and several screens were also released. Check all that out below:
Paradox Interactive Announces New Real-Time Strategy Game Set During the Third Crusade
NEW YORK – December 2, 2009 – Paradox Interactive today unveiled the newest addition to its collection of real-time strategy titles with the announcement of Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade. Developed by Neocore Games. Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade places players between the years of 1189-1192, calling upon warriors to enter the heart of the battle in one of the most vicious wars of all time.
Players will have the opportunity to take on such a challenge as either Richard the Lionheart, set to invade and take back the treasured holy land once and for all, or as the great Saladin, who patiently waits and prepares his people for the oncoming invasion.
Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade invites players to rewrite history through controlling and upgrading leaders and their armies, guiding various historical factions through political events, collecting relics, and unlocking new content in a feature-rich campaign set to take on the strategy genre by force.
Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade Features:
• Play through two single-player campaigns – Crusader and Saracen
• Oversee hundreds of soldiers in real-time epic battles
• Command your forces, conquer territory, and expand your realm on a fully 3D map
• Strategically manage your army between missions
• Rewrite the past by playing as famous historical characters serving as the main heroes
Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade will be available in Q2 2010.