Paradox Interactive announces the release of a new content update called Guns
for War of the
, 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.