I guess you could say it was a good knight for medieval game lovers yesterday, with Chivalry: Medieval Warfare being released on Steam and gamers finally getting to slice off their opponents virtual head and watch it fly through the air in an almost artistic-gore fashion.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a core competitive multiplayer focus.
It’s designed to be the first game that truly captures the feeling of being on a medieval battlefield as portrayed in epic Hollywood sword-fighting movies such as Gladiator, 300, Troy and Braveheart.
Torn Banner Studios recently said they wanted to create the game because, “We were also disappointed with melee in other games. We didn’t want to be locked in to a canned animation, see damage numbers above enemies heads or have quick time sequences. We wanted the player to be in control and have the ability to adjust his attack in real time with the mouse.”
They said this was significant because “You control the action. Not like assassins creed where you press one button to do a triple back-flip and kill 5 guys, in Chivalry you individually select each action that your character performs and always retain full control. This allows the player to perform expert level manuevures, like ducking under or jumping over his opponents strike, but only if the player himself is good enough.”
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a PC exclusive and can be bought by clicking here.