Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one of those games that just keeps popping up on everyone’s most anticipated games list, and it’s easy to see why. With some fantastic graphics, a ‘dungeons without dragons’ conceit, and a focus on simulation and realism Kingdom Come is definitely shaping up to be a unique experience.
Backers of the game have been able to experience life in the unforgiving middle ages for some time now thanks to the Tech Alpha, but that experience has been a little light. The relatively small map doesn’t give a good understanding of the size the developers are shooting for, and the lack of real combat as meant that the Alpha has resembled a walking and talking simulator more than anything else. All that changes today. In an email to backers the folks at Warhorse Studios have rolled out some impressive changes to the Alpha experience. Here’s the full list:
- Unique sword combat system created and designed with medieval arts experts, to give a real sense of 15th century fighting techniques. Players can now try to master the Longsword, 7 different attacks and 5 special combos. They can now try to defeat opponents of different levels while taking into account the following features:
- Aiming at 5 different body parts.
- Managing stamina for improved parrying or attacks.
- Using special technics such as half-swording, pommel strikes, clinch, etc.
- Punching, Kicking or pushing to the ground opponents.
- Defeating, protections from leather to full plate armor. Each requiring special tactics and technics.
- Map expansion: 4 times bigger than the previous update, with new locations, including Merhojed village, an army camp with proving grounds, shooting range and a secret stash guarded by Cuman raiders.
- 7 additional quests including English voice-overs.
- Experience new features like alchemy, lock picking, archery or grave digging.
- New languages: We are releasing German and French subtitles today!
It’s definitely a significant update, and well worth checking out. If you haven’t backed Kingdom Come: Deliverance yet you can do so here, or just check it out at Gamescom. If you’re the patient type you could just wait until it’s released next summer for Pc, Xbox One, and PS4, but why would you?