The Arthurian legend will soon get its own retelling via video games. Neocoregames has revealed King Arthur: Knight's Tale, coming to PC and next-gen consoles in 2021.
The King Arthur: A Knight's Tale Kickstarter campaign kicks off today with a base funding goal of $149,997 with an end date of November 12. The game is described as a blend of both tactical, turn-based RPGs and more character-centric games in the genre featuring "a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry."
Across five unique character classes, players will fill out their traveling party with over 30 characters total. From the Round Table, players will send their Knights on missions where permadeath awaits those who slip up. Each and every hero has their own unique personality, while their loyalty will be tested by your actions throughout the game.
Players will seek to rebuild Camelot on a world map that follows an open-ended mission structure. As you take over buildings and areas, you'll gain new upgrades, while discovering new ways to manage your Knights of the Round Table.
It's not King Arthur you play as centrally, but rather Sir Mordred, his "former nemesis." Moral choices will be found throughout the game and the story will track the hero you've become by the end. For players longing for more content once the credits have been hit, tougher endgame missions are made available in the post-game sections in including mythic boss fights, rarer loot, and an ultimate showdown with Balor, "the monstrous god-king of the Fomorians himself."
At launch there will be 20 story missions with side quests and over 50 unique points of interest for players to explore. This includes more than 20 enemy types and 10 boss battles.
Neocoregames had previously developed The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing as well as Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr, so this isn't their first go-around with fantasy epics. The game will initially launch on PC next year but is expected to later arrive on Xbox Series X/S and PS5.