Gaming for Grown Ups
15th October 2012 22:00:00
Posted by Lewis Brown

New War of the Roses Content Announced

Additional Weapons, Maps, and Game Modes Forthcoming
Wow, no sooner do we review War of the Roses and pretty much say 'It's great, but needs more stuff!' than Paradox listen and go and announce more stuff. Yey them/us! Dated for release sometime in November, War of the Roses will see its first new content drop introducing a wide variety of weapons, (including a horn-spanned crossbow for ranged enthusiasts and a Hospitaller pollaxe). On the armour side of things you will be able to buy a set of Milanese Knights Hospitaller crafted Heavy Armor, which can then be customized with any of 10 different paint options, as well as an assortment of new visors and one new helmet. Naice.

In addition to this gear there will also be new modes and maps. More yeys! The first mode being introduced is 'Pitched Battle', where soldiers for the houses of Lancaster and York will soon learn 'to value their lives' - so, no dying then please. This upcoming mode is launching into beta very soon, and interested players should keep an eye on this forum for more details.

Two new maps are also confirmed, inspired by the battles of Wakefield and Towton. With both of these historic skirmishes taking place in an extremely cold winter from December 1460 to March 1461, itís only fitting that both maps introduce a new weather mechanic that will set snow and sleet against ally and adversary alike. Hmm, frosty plate.

These updates will automatically add new items to be acquired in the game, with the system is designed to reward players who have invested a lot of playing hours into the game - essentially meaning that the items will be immediately available for players to buy with their in-game currency. In a not-totally-unexpected move there will also be ways for you all to buy in game money. Hmm. Have to wait and see on that bit I guess...