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War of the Roses Announced

Paradox Interactive announces War of the Roses, a team-based multiplayer action game in development at Fatshark (Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West) for release next year. The project, which has been in development with the codename "Project Postman," will be set in a Costner-free depiction of 15th century England, where players will engage in third-person melee combat. "War of the Roses will give players face-to-face melee combat they rarely see in today’s third-person and first-person online shooters," says Gordon Van Dyke, Senior Producer for Paradox Interactive. "We’re looking to steep players in that savagery, and challenge them to confront their opponents head-on in this unique multiplayer game." Here are some War of the Roses screenshots and a cinematic War of the Roses announcement trailer, which is also embedded following this snippet from the game's description:

War of the Roses will pull players into a team-based multiplayer melee combat experience, putting their band of knights right in the thick of chaotic battles against opposing hordes armed with swords, battleaxes, longbows and other iconic medieval classics.

Featuring top-notch graphics portraying the fighting from an up-close-and-personal third-person perspective, War of the Roses features both online multiplayer and a deep single-player campaign. Players will get the chance to lead their knight through a progression system, gaining upgrades and unlocking new content on their path from filthy peasant to unstoppable armored killing machine.

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6. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 15:49 Blackhawk
 
I'm not sure a medieval melee game could really be called a first person shooter.  
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