Channel: Great Battles Video Game Series Continues
CHANNEL: Great Battles of the Middle Ages, a new next installment in this
television-branded gaming series planned for release next year:
the success of THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of Rome video game, THE HISTORY
CHANNEL and Slitherine Strategies announce the development of a new title in the
series, THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of the Middle Ages. The game will
feature a new engine optimized for next generation consoles and will be released
“The huge commercial success of our first release has pointed us in the right
direction,” said Iain McNeil, Director of Slitherine. “For us it’s a fresh
challenge to develop a game that will embrace new audiences of the next-gen
consoles. It’s also an opportunity to listen to the community of thousands of
players we established with THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of Rome. We are
sure we will match their expectations with the release of our next title.”
The new title is based on the story of the Hundred Years War and will release
next year. It will feature a completely new graphic engine and a totally new
game play system that will allow the player to be in complete control of massive
armies. From the thunderous charge of the knights to the men-at-arms fighting
for their lives in hand-to-hand combat, the game will recreate the epic feel of
medieval battles, featuring thousands of characters simultaneously.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of the Middle Ages will integrate film clips
from THE HISTORY CHANNEL programming library.
"The success of THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of Rome was the result of
close collaboration between Slitherine Strategies and THE HISTORY CHANNEL,"
added Carrie Trimmer, Director of Licensing at A&E Television Networks, parent
company of The History Channel. ”The combination of an innovative game engine
and contextual programming content made for truly experiential gameplay. We
anticipate even greater success with this new title.”
"Our licensing relationship with THE HISTORY CHANNEL allows us to maintain focus
on the accurate historical detail that we always aim for," said JD McNeil,
Business Development Director of Slitherine. "We know how difficult it is to
create a game that is not only accurate from a historical perspective, but also
allows players to enjoy exciting and compelling game play. With a decade of
successful launches, we’re confident that we can give players the gaming
experience they require from us."
The game follows on the release of THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of Rome
earlier this year which has topped the charts in 5 European countries on the
PlayStation® 2, PSP® and PC DVD Rom formats.