As revealed during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019, Torn Banner and Tripwire are returning with Chivalry II, the sequel to their medieval combat game. Torn Banner is aiming for more humor, as evident during the reveal trailer, often coming via gameplay. Player counts have been massively increased as well, and the studio is aiming for 2.5 times the player count found in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. Torn Banner announced that Chivalry II would come first to the Epic Games Store in early 2020.
Whereas the first Chivalry took place in a series of muddy medieval battlefields and ruined castles, the reveal trailer showed battles in forests, open plains, and nighttime sieges. Torn Banner has also confirmed that they are adding in horse combat, bumping player counts up to 64, as well as cutting down on the number of exploits in the first game. This, naturally involves iterating on the defining combat systems that made Chivalry: Medieval Warfare such a hit on release.
The move to Epic Games Store for Torn Banner is an unusual one for the beleaguered studio. Their last game, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, was a massive flop, to the point where Torn Banner gave away Mirage for free less than six months after release. Eventually, Mirage was forced to shut down roughly a year after release due to changes in the EU GDPR regulations. Still, with recent medieval combat simulator Mordhau tearing it up on the Steam charts, selling more than one million copies in just a month, Torn Banner might not want to compete initially. Indeed, Chivalry II will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for one year, something the fans on Youtube are less than pleased about. If you’re looking for a different take on medieval combat action, you can check out Chivalry II when it releases next year.
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