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Kingdom Come Deliverance's combat is intuitive, deep and complex

by: Sean Colleli -
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I do not envy the combat designers working on Kingdom Come: Deliverance. They had to develop a melee system that could be mapped to a simple gamepad, but took a wide array of factors into account. The combat in Deliverance not only accounts for the physics and weight of the weapons you use, but also your character (and opponent's) armor, stamina, balance and fighting style. It's extensive enough that if your character doesn't have a good meal before he goes into battle, fatigue from fighting in heavy armor is likely to do him in before an enemy does.

I'm not even getting into using shields and the huge variety of authentic Crusades-era weapons available in the game. Warhorse Studios did an exhaustive amount of research, but compressing that down into an accessible, enjoyable game played on a PS4 controller is pretty incredible. This is the game I was dreaming about as I struggled with the brilliant but cumbersome Die by the Sword back in the late 90s.

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New ‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’ Video Explores Sophisticated Combat System


Pre-Order Available on Consoles and PC


Larkspur, Calif. – Oct. 26th, 2017 -  Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver today revealed unseen details of the combat system for the upcoming medieval roleplaying game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which will launch on Feb. 13th, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One the all in one entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC via Steam. Alongside the release of the new developer video, digital pre-orders are now available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PC via Steam.  


Watch the new Developer Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=leDcvDG_s18&feature=youtu.be


Creative Director Daniel Vávra and his team offer insight on Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s combat system in the new video and explain the variety of weapons, attacks, counters and moves available during the game’s intense fights. Challenging you to chain up combo attacks, exploit opponent weaknesses and always aim for the right target zone, medieval martial arts have never been displayed this realistically in a video game without losing the fun-to-play factor.


Kingdom Come Deliverance is available for digital pre-order on consoles and Steam. An exclusive armor set and new treasure maps are included for all digital pre-order packages on Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.


Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/ app/379430/Kingdom_Come_ Deliverance/


Visit us at Paris Games Week

Fans attending Paris Games Week next week will have a chance to play Kingdom Come: Deliverance at the Koch Media booth in Hall 1, Booth A026. For the first time, the public audience will be able to go hands-on with a new quest.


About Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG which immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia.


  • Massive realistic open world: Majestic castles, vast fields, all rendered in stunning high-end graphics.
  • Non-linear story: Solve quests in multiple ways, then face the consequences of your decisions.
  • Challenging combat: Distance, stealth, or melee. Choose your weapons and execute dozens of unique combos in battles that are as thrilling as they are merciless.
  • Character development: Choose your equipment, improve your skills, and earn new perks.
  • Dynamic world: Your actions influence the reactions of the people around you. Fight, steal, seduce, threaten, persuade, or bribe. It’s all up to you.
  • Historical accuracy: Meet real historical characters and experience the genuine look and feel of medieval Bohemia.


Kingdom Come: Deliverance Key Facts

Title:                           Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Platform:                    PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC

Developer:                 Warhorse Studios

Co-Publishers:          Deep Silver, Warhorse Studios

Release Date:            Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 2018 (worldwide)

Age Ratings:             ESRB M

Genre:                        RPG

Price:                         $59.99

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About Warhorse Studios

Warhorse Studios is a young independent game developer studio from the Czech Republic, Prague. It was founded by Daniel Vávra, creator of Mafia and Mafia 2, and Martin Klíma, formerly of ALTAR (Original War, UFO:* trilogy). The studio contains a mix of experienced game industry veterans, with dozens games published and millions of copies sold, and young guns from all around the world.

In January 2014, Warhorse launched a Kickstarter campaign for a realistic medieval RPG game called Kingdom Come: Deliverance. It ended up being the third most successful project, according to the number of backers, in 2014. With an initial goal of £300,000, we finally gathered over £1.1M. Warhorse Studios was also named among the World‘s TOP10 Most Innovative Companies on Kickstarter of 2015 by Fast Company.


About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of MAYHEM. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.comAll product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.


All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.