1C Company just sent us over a press release announcing development of King's Bounty: Crossworlds, a standalone expansion pack to last year's excellent King's Bounty: Armored Princess (which in turn was considered a standalone addon to King's Bounty: The Legend). Apparently it will come bundled with "an updated version of Armored Princess", and even sport an editor that will no doubt lead to fan-made maps and campaigns.
KING'S BOUNTY: CROSSWORLDS IN DEVELOPMENT
Expansion Pack Announced for the Multi-Award Winning Title
MOSCOW, Russia - May 24, 2010 /GameBlast/ - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company and Katauri Interactive today announced the development of King's Bounty: Crossworlds, a stand-alone expansion to the award-winning King's Bounty: Armored Princess.
The expansion features an updated version of King's Bounty: Armored Princess along with two new campaigns, dozens of new quests, new items, spells and creatures. Fans of the King's Bounty series will be thrilled to see their requests were answered as King's Bounty: Crossworlds will also include a full-scale game editor. As in the multi-award winning 1st game, the player has many options to battle both new and old enemies. Various new skills and abilities, as well as a flying steed, will help to overcome the hordes attacking the kingdom. The Princess is also accompanied by her tamed dragon, at the very beginning it is small, but its abilities develop steadily until it becomes an incredible ally. The dragon will do its best to protect the Princess during the battles, starting with simple attacks and finishing with fire breathing and volcano summoning.
King's Bounty: Crossworlds features:
'¢ 2 brand new campaigns (Arena Champion with boss battles in a gladiatorial tournament and Defender of the Crownwith battles in unique tactical arenas with a random selection of enemies and allies)
'¢ New creatures to slay or use in combat
'¢ 70 new items, 8 new item sets, including one for the pet dragon and 3 component artifacts.
'¢ 7 new quests allow players to continue their journey
'¢ 50 new abilities and skills
'¢ 13 new spells
'¢ Game Editor for King's Bounty: Armored Princess
The King's Bounty series are adventure games with tactical turn-based battles and RPG elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The character and their army of companions travel across a huge continent, visiting dozens of different locations all connected to each other. Communicating with NPCs, collecting resources and recruiting an army the player will control their character in real-time mode, while all battles take place in classic turn-based mode with a strong emphasis on tactical elements. King's Bounty: Crossworlds release is scheduled for Q3 2010. More information about the game can be found at www.kings-bounty.com
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik series and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like Hard Truck 2/King of the Road, Space Rangers, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Faces of War, Men of War series, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Death to Spies, King's Bounty: The Legend and King's Bounty: Armored Princess.
For more information on 1C please go to our website at www.1cpublishing.com.