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War of the Roses
War of the Roses

PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Fat Shark Official Site: http://www.waroftherosestheg...
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Release Date:
2012
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:46am 20/06/13 | 0 Comments
Online medieval title War of the Roses has unveiled their latest update, Guns of Burgundy, bringing the world's first portable firearm to the virtual battlefield - the handgonnes.

With the ability to take out enemies while they flee, the handgonnes are able to pierce even the most hardy knight armour and will definitely serve as a prized addition to the battle. Those wanting to arm themselves will find four different styles available and "they're great for initiating fights, or shooting down fleeing enemies."

Alongside the new handgonnes additional equipment has also been added in the new update, including the Brigandine Armour, the Kettle Sallet Helmet, Hand Pavise Shield and the Burgundian Side Sword. Players will also find the new Ravenspurn map is now available, with Conquest, Team Deathmatch and Pitched Battle supported.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:36am 18/12/12 | 0 Comments
It seems the joyous occasions many celebrate leading up to and on Christmas haven't stopped the battling forces of Lancaster and York, as Paradox Interactive has revealed new DLC for their first-person medieval game War of the Roses.

Titled "Winter has Arrived," the DLC includes new armor and weaponry, plus two brand new snow-covered maps based on the historic battles of Wakefield and Towton. The truly pious will also be able to wield the Dagger and Sword of Mary for Christ’s Mass, inspired by medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary, laden with holy symbols. The new weapons will be available for a discounted purchase on December 21st through to December 26th.

Paradox has revealed a trailer below for the chilly new content which you can check out below, plus a range of screenshots including weapons and artwork can be found at our game page. The Winter has Arrived DLC will be available on December 19th for PC.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:51am 20/11/12 | 2 Comments
Paradox Interactive has announced a new monthly content update system for their medieval brawler War of the Roses, with the first update to arrive to players this month. The new content updates will deliver various new weapons, modes and updates to the game, with the first new content being introduced this Thursday.

The first monthly update will include a new game mode titled Pitched Battle, several new armaments including the Kingmaker sword, and also various other adornments.
The update introduces a wealth of new armaments to every knight’s arsenal, including the Kingmaker sword, a finely crafted piece of steel brandished by legendary English nobleman Richard Neville, otherwise known as Warwick the Kingmaker. A new suit of heavy armor will also be available to choose with different paint options to customize one’s fearsome look. One new helmet, four new visors, and seven new weapons, including the gothic mace, the halberd, and the horn-spanned crossbow, will also join the fray.

Players will also be introduced to a new game mode, henceforth known as “Pitched Battle,” which challenges knights to take greater care with their lives – since, in Pitched Battle, death is final.
For those interested in the new mode, the update will begin an open beta testing phase that anyone is welcome to join by simply checking the server browser.

For more on the upcoming update you can check out the official website, and you can also check out some of the screenshots below showcasing the new armour and weapons being added.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 03:37pm 16/10/12 | 4 Comments
Paradox Interactive and Fatshark have announced upcoming plans for additional content to the recently released medieval warfare game War of the Roses, with new maps, modes and weapons planned for the coming months.

The new content will also feature the use of in-game currency to purchase some of the items, however a more direct approach is available for players to trade hard earned real money for content.
First content update is set to include:
  • One new Milanese Knights Hospitaller crafted Heavy Armor, with over 10 paint options to choose from.
  • Seven new weapons: gothic mace, rondel dagger, halberd, Hospitaller pollaxe, horn spanned crossbow, new arming sword, and an Italian side sword.
  • A new helmet
  • Four new visors

  • Content updates will automatically add new items to be acquired in the game. The system is designed to reward players who have invested a lot of playing hours into the game and items will be immediately available for players to redeem though accumulated in-game currency. For those who are too impatient, there are also options to purchase in-game currency to secure content.
    You can check out the full release over at the official website, or check out the screenshot below for a preview of just some of the weapons being added.

    Thursday, 4 October 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 09:36am 04/10/12 | 1 Comments
    For those who have been parrying blows and sending arrows through the air in the recently released medieval third-person war game War of the Roses will be happy to know that Paradox Interactive has today announced a permanent franchise for the game.
    “There is no doubt that War of the Roses has been an ambitious project for us,” noted Gordon Van Dyke. “The game’s reception from players has exceeded expectations and we are truly grateful for the continued support from the community. We’ll continue to improve the game and add substantial content for all players.”
    With the benefit of knowing that the game isn't going to be a one-hit wonder, Van Dyke also hinted on a recent post in the Steam Community that more will be coming to the game in the next few months, including new game modes and weapons.
    I can't go into all details, but I can hint that we are looking into adding more weapons, perks, coat of arms options, new character armors like the Knights Hospitaller, new levels based on battles like Wakefield and Towton , and a new gamemode based on an objective attack/defend scenario, etc...
    With a game quite dependent on servers and the community, it will also be interesting to see whether the stance of using only one server provider, Multiplay, will be changed in the future to allow user-hosted servers or even LAN capabilities which is currently missing from the game.
    Wednesday, 3 October 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 09:30am 03/10/12 | 14 Comments
    Fatshark and Paradox Interactive have today announced the release of their gritty medieval third-person combat war game War of the Roses. The game features a wide range of military weapons including brutal crossbows and greatswords, plus a devastating finishing move for those who have been downed.
    The king has fallen with no clear successor and two powerful English houses are vying for the coveted crown of England. You step into armor donning the vibrant, albeit tarnished, colors of your liege lord and march alongside your fellow knights into a battle frayed with confusion and the clash of steel on steel. With arrows and bolts grazing past your cheeks, you head deep into the skirmish in an attempt to show your enemies exactly which rose is the most powerful. Sharpen your blades and prepare yourself for War of the Roses, where skill is not an unlock.
    Currently the release hasn't gone so well, with a huge server issue for anyone trying to play above 16 player games, plus the instability of having only one server provider. A recent status update on the forums has confirmed that the server issues have been halved, however some may still be affected.
    Tuesday, 21 August 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 12:45pm 21/08/12 | 2 Comments
    Fatshark and Paradox Entertainment have sent through word that their upcoming medieval team based third person action game set in 15th century England has now arrived on several digital stores for pre-ordering.

    Currently on offer for pre-ordering from Steam is the Digital Deluxe Edition which includes the House of Lancaster DLC plus the official soundtrack. For those who already own any of the Mount & Blade titles, you'll receive a 20% discount, rounding it down to $23.99
    Pre-Purchase War of the Roses and receive a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition! The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:
  • The House of Lancaster DLC with the following items:
  • Golden Lion Charge
  • Plate Cuirass
  • Royal Helm
  • Black Iron Oxide Castillon Sword
  • Royal Honey Badger Helmet Crest
  • Official Soundtrack
  • For those who purchase from GameStreamer, PCGameStore or GamersGate you will instead receive the House of York edition plus early access which seems to be missing from Steam's pre-order offer.
    Pre-Purchase War of the Roses and receive a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition! The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:
  • Early Access starting on 25/9
  • Boar Charge
  • Plate Cuirass
  • Royal Helm
  • Black Iron Oxide Castillon Sword
  • Royal Honey Badger Helmet Crest
  • The Official Game Soundtrack (10 Songs)
  • War of the Roses will be officially available for PC on October 3rd. You can check out the pre-order trailer below (HD here) and also gallop along to our game page for a look at more.

    Friday, 17 August 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 11:48am 17/08/12 | 3 Comments
    Paradox Interactive has today announced that the upcoming medieval squad combat title, War of the Roses, will be opening up its beta to those that have registered. Currently more then 100,000 players have signed up to the beta, and Paradox has begun handing out keys in the first wave.
    "It's a real testament to the hard work that Fatshark has put into the game, that over 100,000 people have signed up for the Beta," said Gordon Van Dyke, Senior Producer for War of the Roses. "The level of enthusiasm that people have had to start playing has been incredible, and we can't wait to hear what they think once they're actually in the game. Our goal right now is to make sure every last person who signed up gets into the beta, but forging 100,000 swords takes a while. We'll be letting folks in, following the priority order we've set, and I'll see every last one of you on the battlefield!"
    Furthermore, today Paradox Interactive announced the date that War of the Roses will become available for pre-order. Players will be able to reserve their copies at the finest purveyors of quality games and livestock on August 20th, 2012.

    For those that haven't signed up for the beta yet, you can do so by checking out the official website. You can also check out a new behind-the-scenes development video below which shows off some of the history behind the game and also some new gameplay.

    Saturday, 7 July 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 09:22am 07/07/12 | 5 Comments
    Paradox Interactive and Fatshark have today announced that after the successful closed alpha that only a very small selection of players participated in, applications for the next beta have been opened up for the public.
    When signing up to guarantee their access to enter the beta, future knights will obtain a unique referrer URL from the King that can be shared across social media channels. When five friends use this player-specific link to sign up for the beta, the player who is linked to the URL will be granted a secure spot in the beta.

    War of the Roses will pull players into a team-based multiplayer melee combat experience, putting their band of knights right in the thick of chaotic battles against opposing hordes armed with swords, battleaxes, longbows and other iconic medieval classics.
    If you're interested in smashing some skull with a giant block of steel, then head over to the official website where you can find the application page.

    If you haven't seen the latest trailer yet, check it out below (HD here) for a glimpse into the quite brutal gameplay of War of the Roses.

    Saturday, 2 June 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 01:13pm 02/06/12 | 0 Comments
    Paradox Interactive has today released a new trailer for their upcoming third-person medieval themed game, War of the Roses. With visceral team-based medieval combat, bloody finishing moves and horseback combat, this PC title is definitely not one to miss.
    In addition to a healthy dose of skirmish on horseback, the new trailer shows off some of the variety available for players to customize their own knights.

    Swordsmen, archers, and combatants of all description will have a chance to express themselves through a large combination of appearance options, all before entering battle against other brave champions, both equestrian and footed, as they aim to raise their swords up high in victory. That is, of course, if they don’t join a largely homogenous pile of crimson-soaked corpses first.
    If you feel like your sword arm isn't seeing enough action or you just want to see some horses, check out the gameplay trailer below and make sure you stay tuned to AusGamers for all the latest E3 2012 news.