HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval announced.

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HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval announced.
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:45:43 PM »
Slitherine, The Lordz Games Studio and Koch Media announce distribution deal for: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval. A historic strategy video game released for
Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, and PC.
























Slitherine Software Ltd, an independent developer and publisher based in the UK, and Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today announced the release of the video game, HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval,for Xbox 360®, the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3, and PC. Koch Media will distribute the title in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (including French and Italian versions), Spain, Scandinavia, Benelux, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is set against the background of the historic Hundred Years' War, spanning various conflicts between England and France in the 14th and 15th centuries. HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval allows players to assume complete control of huge armies with more than 40 different units. From knights on horseback to infantry, French crossbowmen and English longbow archers, all units of the two warring factions are represented in the game, historically correct. Whether in campaign mode, a brief skirmish, or multiplayer mode, HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval offers precise, realistic recreations of medieval battles.

Here at the Lordz Games Studio we designed, balanced and produced the singleplayer and multiplayer battles, scenario`s, campaigns and maps, the movies, music and soundeffects.

To round out this authentic, true-to-detail gaming experience, the game features video clips from the award-winning HISTORY programming library.

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is the second title in the highly successful Great Battles series, which saw its first appearance with the release of HISTORY™ Great Battles of Rome in 2007.


    Features
    * Advanced graphics engine optimized for the capabilities of each platform
    * Free form quest map that allows players to decide when and where to fight within a historical framework
    * 70 Medieval battles, including 26 historical encounters from the Hundred Years war (like the well-known siege of Orléans or the Battle of Crécy)
    * Weapons and shields are added to each unit by the player, giving an almost infinite number of equipment combinations
    * Over 100 unique skills to customize your squads.
    * Next generation engine with advanced shader effects and lighting.
    * Free form quest map that allows players to decide when and where to fight within a historical framework.
    * More than 40 different units all accurately researched and carefully modelled in amazing detail.
    * Weapons and shields are added to each unit by the player, meaning an almost infinite number of equipment combinations are possible.
    * Every equipment change changes the appearance of the models. Never before has this kind of customization been possible on such a scale.
    * Specialise your squads with over 100 unique skills.
    * Animations and behaviour change to match the equipment you have allocated.
    * Play as the English under the Black Prince or the French under Joan of Arc.
    * Historical events effecting game play.
    * Innovative Battle Card system that gives bonuses and penalties in battle.
    * The most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created.
    * Special ambush missions.
    * Story movies created from hundreds of hours of The History Channel's library combined with in game engine footage.
    * Completely new control and battle system designed to work on console and PC.
    * Multiplayer over LAN & Internet.

About Koch Media:
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Ascaron, Braingame, D3P, G-Data, Gamelife, Kaspersky Lab, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns publishing and distribution branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Slitherine:
Slitherine is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. Slitherine is dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market with a specific dedication to history of all ages. Slitherine Software is  uniquely placed to deliver due to its experience within the industry and also the wider gaming community. Internet site - www.slitherine.com

About The Lordz Games Studio:
The Lordz Games Studio is a privately funded, independent game development studio based out of The Netherlands. Launched in 2006, The Lordz Games Studio, (LGS) is dedicated to developing cross-platform titles that are fun, highly playable and mirror our passion for military history. www.thelordzgamesstudio.com

About HistoryTM and History HDTM
HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning, original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture.
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Re: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval announced.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 09:37:49 AM »
Is looking great LZ !

Will it be available in retail stores or only online to be bought ?

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Re: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval announced.
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 11:41:24 AM »
Thanks,

Retail and download. I hope we get enough shelf space as we have to compete with the multi-million marketing boys and we are just small potatoes. :-)
But this one will be in the shops.

Cheers,

Tim aka LZ

Re: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval announced.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 09:00:32 PM »
Looks very promising. I like the campaign map idea, I hope it works out well for the game.
The Greatest Thing Since Napoleon,
Adriano

Re: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval announced.
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 05:58:05 AM »
Awesome news!  Now if only those guys were wearing Napoleonic uniforms...

:)

Just kidding; I play a lot more XBOX nowadays and will be CERTAIN to buy this one!