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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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14. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 21:53 ^Drag0n^
 
Are you effen' kidding me? Again?  
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12. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 19:22 ^Drag0n^
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 17:35:
...there is no winning in this. lt's only degrees of losing...

Sounds like my last game of Battlefield 2 ... ;-)

^D^
 
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11. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 17:35 Cutter
 
The War of the Roses was a fantastic flick!

Gavin: Oliver, there is no winning in this. lt's only degrees of losing.

And the best scene of all when he's all gassed up and goes into the kitchen and pisses on her fish dish. LOL!
 
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10. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 17:17 ^Drag0n^
 
This is AWESOME!

The world needs more dark, divorce-based Fantasy FPRPG games! Sign me up!

^D^

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9. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 17:10 saluk
 
Sort of reminds me of Mount + Blade. I hope it turns out well. At least its not an fps  
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8. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 16:25 VultureMAN
 
You want first person for melee on an open battlefield? When they go the VR cube or Full VR helmet and gloves/suit maybe. Otherwise you are just asking to get shanked.  
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7. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 16:22 panbient
 
Beelzebud wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 13:44:
Pankin wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 13:36:
Yeah, and I want to play as Danny DeVito!

LOL Beat me to it!

YES! Playing a game as Danny DeVito playing a scheming lawyer is TOTALLY something I'd pay money for (though I think Ruthless People would make for even better gameplay).

But yet another team based MP game? ... really? We're supposed to get excited for this? I'm just gonna fire up TF2 instead.
 
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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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5. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 15:26 Sir Graves
 
Dang... third-person again? I prefer first-person for combat shooters.

This is exactly what kept my friends and I from buying Lead and Gold for our weekly gaming sessions (which sounded really cool for something different). Well, that and the lack of full bot support, since we play privately and often need bots to round out teams and add chaos for our small group. Most reviews I read originally (for Lead and Gold) backed up that gripe and mentioned the awkward feel of it being in third-person.

When it comes to shooters, no first-person no buy.
 
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4. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 13:49 CommunistHamster
 
For the white rose!  
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3. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 13:44 Beelzebud
 
Pankin wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 13:36:
Yeah, and I want to play as Danny DeVito!

LOL Beat me to it!
 
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2. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 13:36 Pankin
 
Yeah, and I want to play as Danny DeVito!  
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1. Re: War of the Roses Announced Aug 17, 2011, 13:28 Techie714 ©
 
If Michale Douglas & Kathleen turner are not in this game than GTFO! That's all I have to say.....oh wait...Whhhaaatt?  
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