Apparent non-comedy troupe Denz and Esteban star in The Cursed Crusade, a new third-person action-adventure game coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It looks to be heavy on the melee combat, with Atlus and French developer Kylotonn (see: Speedball 2) promising a wide variety of weapons and ways to inflict critical flesh wounds. The curse that threatens to overwhelm Denz and Esteban also seems to grant them supernatural strengths -- including the anachronistic ability to fight cooperatively over the internet. According to Atlus, Esteban will be an AI-controlled character in the single-player mode.
Join Denz and Esteban on their violent tour of Medieval Europe in Summer 2011. Bring your demonic flame-resistant dalmatica.
Lift the curse lest your soul be consumed.
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- NOVEMBER 04, 2010 -- Atlus, in partnership with developer Kylotonn Entertainment, today revealed The Cursed Crusade, a new action-adventure game featuring two player co-op (online and local split-screen) for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC. Set at the end of the 12th century and centered around a pair of cursed warriors fighting to save their souls, The Cursed Crusade marries the beauty and wonder of medieval Europe with thrilling adventure and dark fantasy.
"A story of salvation and survival, The Cursed Crusade brings to life the mystery and allure of the Middle Ages," said Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales. "The game's main characters are not heroes; they're just men, susceptible to temptation, easily made to feel doubt and despair. The raw, gritty accuracy of many of the game's historical locations is sharply contrasted by Denz and Esteban's supernatural struggle to save their souls. Their affliction, the Templar's Curse, threatens to accelerate their descent into hell, burning their humanity away as it engulfs the space around them in demonic flame."
Set against the backdrop of the majestic Old World, The Cursed Crusade's cooperative third-person action-adventure tale of damnation and deliverance will consume you.
The Cursed Crusade is currently scheduled to release in Summer 2011 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC. For more information, visit the official website [LINK].
The Cursed Crusade has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About The Cursed Crusade
Set against the backdrop of the Old World, two adventurers--both seasoned warriors--will quest across a Western Europe ablaze with the turmoil of a newly begun Fourth Crusade. Denz, a holy Templar, and Esteban, a roguish mercenary, may have different origins, but their motivations are the same: amidst the danger and despair of a new Crusade, to find the means to deliver themselves from a terrible curse that threatens to consume their immortal souls.
The Old World Burns--Embark on a contentious quest for retribution spanning five chapters and 40 missions that promises to bring fire, death, and destruction to the great cities of medieval Europe.
A Templar Cursed--Transform the world around you into a flaming red vision of Hell, increasing your strength and your ability to perceive hidden things, all at the expense of your humanity.
Brotherhood of Steel--Split-screen or online, recruit a friend to assume control of the thief, Esteban, to join in the excitement of shared adventure.
Intense, visceral 3rd-person action--Easy to grasp yet deep in its execution, a weapon-based combat engine features over 90 combos, 130+ weapons, and a timing-based counter system.
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About Kylotonn Entertainment
Founded in 2002, Kylotonn is a development studio with an important position in the French videogame landscape, acquiring a solid reputation not only thanks to titles like Bet on Soldier and Speedball2™ Tournament, but also to the quality of the proprietary real-time 3D rendering engine, Kt-Play All Engine. Research has always been a key element in the company's strategy; extensive R&D experience has helped Kylotonn effectively address the current generation of gaming platforms by co-developing the PLAY ALL production tool chain. The company now creates numerous games on all platforms (PS3™, Xbox 360® , PC, Wii™, etc.) and for all audiences (from casual gamers to core gamers), in addition to co-producing and editing various titles as well. For more information, visit www.kylotonn.com.
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