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Worthplaying | ‘King Arthur: Knight’s Tale’ Early Access Update Adds PvP Mode, More

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a modern retelling of a story from classic Arthurian mythology filtered through tropes of dark fantasy, a twist of traditional tales of chivalry.

You are Sir Mordred, the archenemy of King Arthur, the former dark knight of sinister tales. You killed King Arthur, but on his last breath he overwhelmed you. You are both dead – and yet you both live.

The Lady of the Lake, the ruler of the mystical island of Avalon has brought you back to end a real nightmare. She wants you to go on a chivalrous quest. She wants you to finish what you started. Kill King Arthur – or what became of him after she took her dying ship to Avalon.

The story campaign emphasizes moral choices, which have far-reaching consequences in a rogue-lite structure, adding additional tension to tactical and managerial decisions.

NeocoreGames is pleased to announce that King Arthur: Knight’s TaleThe December Early Access Patch is available now at To smoke.

The latest update to the Tactical Turn-Based RPG adds the first iteration of its optional PvP mode and lots of new features and changes.

These include:

  • Optional PvP game mode
  • Act 1 reimagined from the history campaign
  • Redesigned adventure map
  • Redesigned Camelot management including new building mechanics and upgrade
  • New skills and new items

In PvP mode, players can assemble their own groups of 4, with pre-made hero kits, and start 1v1 matches against others in various instantiated maps. PvP in King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is optional and balanced so that new players always have a chance to fight against veteran players.
A brand new trailer was released for the occasion, focusing on the new PvP mode, as well as the upcoming Endgame mode and seasonal features.

the version 1.0 of King Arthur: Knight’s Tale will include:

  • The Complete Story Campaign
  • Over 30 playable heroes and six different classes
  • Maximum level increased to 30
  • More than 50 missions
  • Post-campaign endgame mode
  • PvP mode optional
  • OST completed
  • Digital in-game rewards for our Kickstarter backers
  • Achievements

Before the launch of 1.0, NeocoreGames will release a final Early access updated in december with the first iteration of the PvP functionality added.

Your fights – Control a small team of heroes and fight grueling yet satisfying battles with a deeply engaging tactical turn-based combat system. Choose from over 30 heroes from 5 diverse classes and combine hundreds of skills and artifacts to build an effective team.

Your heroes – Gather your own Knights of the Round Table and send them on chivalrous quests. These heroes are both the most important resources and the most complex gameplay elements. But beware! Death is always final! You need to manage them at the round table accordingly, planning ahead before going into battles. The character progression system is designed to be as deep as in traditional RPGs: Heroes evolve on unique skill trees, and the complex loot system offers unique options to hone their tactical abilities. Each hero has a distinct personality, and their loyalty constantly changes based on decisions made by the player – in some cases, they can leave the Round Table and turn against you.

Your kingdom – View all of Avalon presented on an adventure map, observe the entire territory, select your missions and explore different locations. Management in King Arthur: Knight’s Tale focuses on rebuilding Camelot and expanding the Mystical Fortress with new buildings that each unlock various upgrades, and also features different ways to heal and manage Round Table heroes.

Your Legend – Play as Sir Mordred, King Arthur’s former nemesis. Explore the mystical island of Avalon, venture into chivalrous quests, and make decisions in various encounters where you will have to make moral choices, like in most RPGs, all of which have an impact on the story and your morality. The end of the campaign unlocks new endgame content for the bravest of all: new tough challenges appear on the map with mythical and difficult boss fights and random quests, loot, and character progression leading up to finally to the banishment of Balor, the monstrous god. king of the Fomorians himself.

Beyond the legend – Complete over 50 unique points of interest on the adventure map, including 20 story missions and various side quests, taking place in a variety of terrains, from dark castle dungeons to the forests of Sídhe – built using environments photo-scanned and high-quality mocap animation, all rendered in a modern PBR engine using DirectX 12, supporting powerful atmospheric effects. Challenge 7 enemy factions, fight over 50 types of enemy units, overcome 10 amazing boss fights throughout your quests.

Main characteristics:

  • Tactical role play – Turn-based combat, deep progression and loot system, complex characters
  • Camelot reborn – Manage the reconstruction of Camelot and the heroes of the Round Table
  • Rogue-lite approach – Permanent injuries and deaths, no recharges, the consequences of your actions affect your next step
  • Morality table – Between justice and tyranny, between ancient faith and Christianity, your decisions affect the history and loyalty of your heroes
  • Explore a beautiful world – Take part in quests, learn new skills and loot, face difficult combats and explore this world rendered with our updated engine supporting photo-digitized textures, DirectX 12 and physical rendering.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale arrives on PC (To smoke) on February 15, 2022 for $ 39.99, followed by PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions at a later date.

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