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War of the Roses Guns of Burgundy Update

Paradox Interactive announces the release of a new content update called Guns of Burgundy for War of the Roses, their melee combat game. Or partial melee combat game, as word is this update allows you to bring a gun to a knife-fight:

NEW YORK — June 19, 2013 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a ranged combatant, today fired the latest salvo in War of the Roses, the medieval squad combat title from Fatshark, with a new content update. The latest addition to War of the Roses is entitled “Guns of Burgundy,” and adds a new weapon type to turn the tide of the endless struggle between Lancaster and York: handgonnes, the world’s first portable firearm. Capable of cutting down fleeing foes and punching damaging holes in a knight’s shield, handgonnes come in four types and can be wielded by knights with a steady arm and reliable flint. A new map and new armor pieces are also included in this update, which is now available for download in War of the Roses.

In “Guns of Burgundy,” the new Ravenspurn map is ready for war in Conquest, Team Deathmatch, and Pitched Battle modes, where the sounds of explosive fire from new handgonne weapons will punctuate the ongoing chaos. Combatants will have to rely on their wits and their armor to stay alive, making use of new items such as Brigandine Armour, the Kettle Sallet Helmet, Hand Pavise Shield, and the Burgundian Side Sword.

New user interface (UI) features are also included in this update, including a popup system to alert players of in-game events and news – such as the new 500 coin bonus awarded when a round is successfully won.

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