For Honor

A slight departure from my normal historical based posts, but I wanted to highlight For Honor, the video game title by Ubisoft coming out Feb 14. Video gaming is kind of a side passion of mine, and I always take note when a game set in the medieval period comes out. While not historically accurate by any means, the game is based in medieval combat with various characters to play as (Vikings, Knights, Samurai) as you battle across various landscapes and countries in both a single player, campaign style narrative, as well as multiplayer, PVP combat.

The open beta launches this week from Feb 9 – Feb 12.

More info regarding the game and beta can be found on Ubisoft’s official For Honor site.

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Come Deliverance is a first-person, medieval RPG based in realism rather than the magic you find in most RPGs of this type. It is based around true stories during the early 15th century medieval Bohemia at the time of King Wenceslas IV and his half-brother Sigismund’s opposition to the throne. Currently the game is in the beta phase.

The following is the official Beta Trailer:

And here’s an article this week from Kotaku with a video showing a walkthrough of one of the quests in the game.

I love all kinds of video games, especially ones like Total War Medieval and Skyrim which are based in medieval / fantasy lore. Kingdom Come is certainly a game’s development I will follow since you do not see a lot of the RPGs based in a realistic medieval setting. They almost always have fantastical elements, which I also enjoy, but it will just be nice to see something more gritty and hopefully accurate to the time period.

Medieval Engineers

Medieval Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and the maintenance of architectural work and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Players build cities, castles and fortifications; construct Mechanical Devices and Engines; and perform landscaping and underground Mining.

Medieval Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine with a focus on structural integrity: all game objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged or destroyed, and the object’s mass and structure influences its integrity. The game comes with creative mode and an early prototype of survival mode. This is the second “engineering” game developed by Keen Software House. The first is Space Engineers, which sold over 1 million copies in its first year and is still a bestseller.

Medieval Engineers concentrates on construction aspects, but can be played as an action game too. It is expected that players will avoid engaging in direct man-to-man combat and instead use their creativity and engineering skills to build war machines and fortifications. Medieval Engineers shouldn’t be about troops; it should be about the Machinery you build. Inspired by real medieval technology and the way people built architectural works and mechanical equipment using medieval technology. Medieval Engineers strives to follow the laws of physics and real history and doesn’t use technologies that were not available in the 5th to 15th century.

Medieval Engineers is currently in development and is expected to be released into beta February 19, 2015.

*Above product description is from the Medieval Engineers Wiki