History: Great Battles Medieval


History: Great Battles Medieval is being released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 1, 2010. The video game presents one of the most realistic versions of medieval warfare, offering players the chance to control their own armies and battle various forces from throughout the Middle Ages.

The video game is created by Slitherine, a UK-based developer. It features Slitherine’s cutting edge graphic engine and a brand new game play system that allows players to be in complete control of massive armies.

History: Great Battles Medieval is based on the historical events of the Hundred Years’ War, the most infamous conflict of medieval times fought between France and England that shaped the future of both countries for centuries to follow.

The Hundred Years’ War was a time of military evolution and technical advancement in weaponry, tactics and army structure. The game follows the historical events of the 14th Century conflict, with 26 genuine battles and a total of 70 clashes and skirmishes to be fought.

With legendary battles, including those at Crécy and Agincourt, recreated in epic encounters, players must use their strategy skills and knowledge of medieval military tactics to progress through the historical timeline of conquest and liberation, with defining figures of the era such as Edward the Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V leading their armies.

See also an interview with Iain McNeil, Development Director for Slitherine, about the game

Features include:

3 Gameplay Modes: In Campaign mode experience history through the eyes of the military commanders of the day; in Skirmish mode there are 3 or 5 map short territory battles including practice Sandbox and in Multiplayer join a game or host your own in 2 player head to head.

Customization: choose your army squad’s troop deployment, armour, weapon, shield, attack skills, general skills and defensive skills.

Awards & Rewards: The player is continually rewarded as they progress through the game with money, unlocked equipment, units, and experience points. All of these allow the player to customise their army. Many missions have main objectives and sub-objectives. And of course, there are Trophies and Achievements to acquire throughout the game.

Additional information:

  • Command more than 20 different squads, all accurately researched and carefully modelled in amazing detail.
  • Customise each squad of archers, cavalry, knights, etc with over 100 unique fighting, combat and weapon skills.
  • Free form quest maps that allow players to decide when and where to fight within an historical framework.
  • Innovative Battle Card system that gives bonuses and penalties in battle.
  • Extensive added historical documentary clips from the library of HISTORY™ TV channel.

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See also the Slitherine website for more information about the game

Please also see our Medieval Video Games section for more titles

Sharan Newman