Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a first-person, historical Western RPG set in Bohemia in 1403. The game, after becoming a Kickstarter success which many games afterwards have followed suit, is currently in Alpha testing has garnered over $2 million in funding from fans around the globe. So it’s no shock that Kingdom Come: Deliverance will have a presence at E3 this June.
Leading up to E3, Warhorse Studios has released a teaser showcasing some of the first glimpses into its highly anticipated first-person sword combat. Kingdom Come uses first-person for both melee combat as well as ranged, putting players right in the middle of the action. With several different fighting styles from European history in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Warhorse certainly has a large task ahead of it making sure each blow looks and feels realistic.
Also released by Warhorse was their latest update from the developers. Kingdom Come: Deliverance Video Update #11 posted this morning with creative director Daniel Vavra talking about upcoming plans for both Kingdom Come’s alpha progress as well as what Warhorse will be showing at E3 in Los Angeles. Vavra touched on expanding on the world to 300 times the size of the current alpha world while also adding some basic lip-sync to the in-game NPCs. As of now, talking to an NPC in Kingdom Come: Deliverance has them just staring blankly at your character while a voice-over plays.
Also coming to the alpha, which should be released after E3, is the addition of multi-language support. While this doesn’t cover voice-overs, subtitles should now be able to be viewed in German, French, and possibly Czech.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance adds its realistic background with the photo-realism of CryEngine. The game looks absolutely beautifully rendered using the powerful and robust game engine, showing that even smaller studios can make triple-A caliber graphics.
First funded on Kickstarter, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has continued to crowd-fund past the initial $1 million-plus it raised on the popular funding platform. As mentioned previously, the game now sits around $2.3 million raised with another stretch goal set for $2.5 million. Warhorse has released a few updates to its alpha since officially launching last year, and those who pledge enough to the development get access to the build available on Steam.
We’ll have to wait and see what combat actually looks like in action till E3, but stay tuned to the Inquisitr as we will be going hands-on as well as interviewing members of the team at this year’s conference. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is slated for a Q2 2016 release on PC, with Xbox One and PS4 to follow.
[Image via Warhorse Studios]