NeocoreGames have announced a delay in the Early Access release date for their tactical RPG King Arthur: Knight’s Tale.
As previously reported, the game is set in a dark and twisted version of Arthurian legends. You play as a newly resurrected Sir Mordred sent on a knightly quest to kill King Arthur, who’s otherworldly dreams are turning Avalon into a nightmare world.
The game features traditional RPG party building with tactical turn-based battles and empire management. Build your own kingdom and send your knights out on quests across Avalon to restore peace and order.
The game was originally set to enter Early Access on Windows PC (via Steam) on January 12th, along with a full release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S later. As stated in the press release, the Early Access release has been delayed to January 26th. This was because “there are still a few bumps to iron out.”
You can find the abridged rundown (via Steam) below.
You are Sir Mordred, the nemesis of King Arthur, the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath, he struck you down. You both died – and yet, you both live.
The Lady of the Lake, the ruler of the mystical island of Avalon brought you back to end a true nightmare. She wants you to go on a knightly quest. She wants you to finish what you have begun. Kill King Arthur – or whatever he has become after she took his dying vessel to Avalon.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a Role-playing Tactical Game – a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games (like X-Com) and traditional, character-centric RPGs.
Knight’s Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
The story campaign puts a huge emphasis on moral choices, which have significant consequences in a rogue-lite structure, adding extra tension to the tactical and management decisions.