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.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.
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.
First content update is set to include: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.
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.
“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.
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.
Pre-Purchase War of the Roses and receive a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition! The Digital Deluxe Edition includes: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.
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
Pre-Purchase War of the Roses and receive a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition! The Digital Deluxe Edition includes: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.
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)
"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.
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.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.
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.
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.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.
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.