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King Arthur Collection Announced

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Paradox today announced the King Arthur Collection. I played the original game — it’s like a Total War game in the time of mythical Britannia. It was also freaking hard. I can’t speak to the expansions and the DLC packs, but if anyone did play these let me know. If the campaign wasn’t so brutal I’d have played it more as I liked the basic design quite a bit.

The King Arthur Collection includes:

King Arthur: The Role-playing Game
The Saxons expansion
The Druids expansion
Knights and Vassals DLC
Legendary Artifacts DLC

Features include:

• Real-time fantasy battles: Engage in battles featuring thousands of soldiers and renowned heroes, such as Sir Lancelot and Merlin.

• Turn-based campaign map: Britannia is represented as a three- dimensional topographic map.

• Create your own legend: The saga of King Arthur, an epic tale about the conquest of Britannia, is told through a story-based campaign.

• Morality Chart: Every decision you make in the game will influence King Arthur’s position on the Morality Chart. These choices unlock special content, allies, heroes, units, and developments.

• RPG elements: Heroes learn skills, spells, and abilities. They can also use magic items or become liege lords, entrusted with the leadership of a province.

The pack is set for a late May release.

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

2 thoughts to “King Arthur Collection Announced”

  1. “It was also freaking hard.” Boy I am glad I am not the only one. I was coasting along thinking what an easy game it was, and then bam! the story progresses and new quest lines unlock and all of sudden I was losing the game.
    I stopped after that but always meant to go back. It’s quite a timesink too. Good game, nonetheless.

  2. Heh yeah that’s exactly what happened to me. I ended up with only quests available I had no hope of winning.

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