Blood Knights is Kalypso’s New Action-RPG
Kalypso Media, the folks behind the Tropico series and the recently released wiseguy strategy game, Omerta: City of Gangsters, is thinking faster and smaller.
The publisher just announced a new label, Kobalt Games, which will focus on creating mid-priced, digital-only games. They even have the first Kobalt title ready to roll. It’s called Blood Knights and it will hack-and-slash it’s way to PC and consoles before the end of the year.
“The Kalypso brand will continue to publish premium full-price titles such as Tropico 5 and The Dark Eye – Demonicon, which will be released simultaneously via digital distribution and boxed retail, while Kobalt will offer mid-priced, high quality titles to our audience,” Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media said in a statement.
So what’s up with these Blood Knights? Here’s the rundown from Kalypso, er, Kobalt:
Blood Knights is a hack ‘n slash action – RPG, where the age-old war between humans and vampires is out-of-control and threatens to plunge the world into the abyss. The game combines spectacular combat with RPG elements in single-player or co-op mode. Blood Knights is developed by Deck 13 interactive, who have made a name for themselves with such titles as Venetica, Jack Keane and Ankh. Set in a mystical version of the Middle Ages, Blood Knights is an exciting story about the Knights Templar and a legendary Vampire Hunter who finds himself bound by blood to the powerful vampire Alysa during a daring mission. The two must work together to break the blood spell and defeat the hordes of evil creatures who stand between them and their goal.
Blood Knights is coming to PC, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network sometime in Q4 2013 – that means within the next three months. Based on nothing more than the description and some screenshots, it looks a bit like Legacy of Kain meets Hunted meets Diablo. I’m a sucker for action-RPGs, so at the very least, Kobalt caught my interest. We’ll find out what it actually plays like soon.