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Kingdom Come: Deliverance – From the Ashes expansion out today

by: Randy -
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There we go. This finally gives me a stronger grasp of what the Kingdom Come: Deliverance – From the Ashes DLC is all about. While the term "DLC" can mean practically anything nowadays, suffice it to say, this DLC isn't a bunch of gun skins and hats. It's an expansion pack, fully expanding on the vanilla campaign. 

The video first starts with a confusingly worded joke about how Kingdom Come has delivered more patches than pieces of DLC. But then moves onto what Warhorse Studios hopes will become your new home: the town of Pribyslavitz. Located north-central on this chunk of the Bohemian map, it's got little left but an old church—and not much of one, all things considered. Following the climactic events of the main campaign, Pribyslavits needs some rebuilding, and you're just the son of a smithy handpicked to do the job.

You do have a bit of bookkeeping to make everything fall into place. You've got to spend money to make money, sure, but garner too much debt and your superiors will find somebody better to handle the job. Also, it's worth noting that this isn't like a Fallout 4 settlement-building game. You don't get to pick what goes where. But you do get to pick what's built when. More of a financial management sim than a SimCity. That's where the whole bookkeeping aspect comes into play. Front-load your town with buildings and services that only drain resources, you'll be starting over soon enough. But find that sweet spot between income and expenditures and Pribyslavits may very well become the thriving little hot spot of 15th century medieval townships it was always meant to be.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance – From the Ashes launched today, July 5, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.