Epic medieval fantasy RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has landed on Kickstarter and has already met its target of £300,000 with over 12,000 backers. The game from Warhorse, based in Prague, is looking super impressive from the trailer, and promises to swallow up around 70 hours of your life when completed. High tier backers on Kickstarter also got possibly the best incentive ever seen on Kickstarter, a real life hand-and-a-half sword (a bastard sword) forged by an actual blacksmith. Beyond cool.
Check out the trailer above and try not to wet yourselves.
The story centers around you, a blacksmith’s son who has his family killed in a power struggle as the nobility seek to put their own king on the throne. Here’s a list of features taken from Kingdom Come’s Kickstarter page:
- Non-linear story lets you choose between being a villain or a savior. Every quest can be solved in multiple ways.
- A revolutionary combat system based on inverse kinematics, the only one of its kind to offer a rich, authentic yet easy-to-control, first-person melee experience. Based on actual 15th century fighting techniques and designed in cooperation with medieval martial arts experts.
- Improve your character. Different play styles – warrior, rogue or bard – can be mixed and matched as you see fit. You can develop your skills, earn new perks, and fine-tune your equipment.
- Large realistic, medieval-themed, open world landscape covering 3.5 square miles and 30 hours of gameplay (in first act, out of 3 total).
- Lead the charge in enormous, open field battles and sieges. You are no superhero. If you’re going to take on an army of enemies, you better find one of your own to back you up.
- Take a trip through the Middle Ages: Traverse sprawling cities, magnificent castles, towering, dark forests, and muck-strewn villages.
- Discover this huge world from horseback or on foot. If you can see it, you can visit it.
- A dynamic world comes alive. Every inhabitant plays a role in their communities, and as night follows day, you can watch people work, help them when needed, or try to interfere in their routine and see what happens.
- Build relationships with characters, become a criminal or a local hero, seduce local women, threaten your enemies or pardon vanquished opponents.
- Create your own weapons, cook, brew up potions, or dig around for silver. All crafting occurs in-game, using clever mini-games, rather than boring, soulless menus.
How can this game be any less than awesome? Descibing the gameplay Warhorse say,
“We’re mixing the freedom and mechanics of Skyrim, the setting of Mount and Blade, the storytelling styles of The Witcher and Red Dead Redemption, and the tough combat dynamics of Dark Souls into a single, gorgeous package.”
Warhorse are planning to release Kingdom Come on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Mac, and Linux by the end of the year, so get your wallets ready and don’t forget to sharpen your sword. If you’ve already backed Kingdom Come you don’t need to worry about the last bit, Warhorse will have it sharpened for you.