Gangs Of Sherwood Delayed To Give Robin And His Merry Men More Time To Prepare

Gangs of Sherwood needs just a little longer to plan its heist, Appeal Studios and Nacon have announced.

Published: October 26, 2023 8:52 AM /


A jester-type figure with his arms outstretched in front of a crowd in Gangs of Sherwood

Nacon and developer Appeal Studios have announced that Gangs of Sherwood has been delayed.

According to a statement on X, the game's recent Steam Next Fest demo provided the dev team with "abundant feedback" that led them to defer the launch.

Originally set to arrive on November 2nd, Gangs of Sherwood will now launch for PC and current-gen consoles on November 30th.

The player aiming a bow at an enemy in a rural setting in Gangs of Sherwood
It'll be a little while longer until you can play Appeal and Nacon's unique take on the legend of Robin Hood.

This, Appeal and Nacon say, will provide time to "fine-tune certain aspects and incorporate some improvements requested by the community". They don't give more specific details regarding what improvements we can expect, however.

If you're unfamiliar with the game, Gangs of Sherwood is an upcoming multiplayer-focused action-adventure title that puts a unique spin on the myth of Robin Hood.

The game's setting is a rather interesting blend of classic medieval and futuristic dystopia, with the Philosopher's Stone having accelerated technological advancement and intensified the oppression of the people.

Robin and his merry men must band together in order to oppose the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, but they won't just be fighting his minions; they'll also have to contend with war machines, siege engines, and more.

Two of Robin Hood's merry men enjoying the view of an English village on the horizon in Gangs of Sherwood
Despite appearances to the contrary, Gangs of Sherwood is not the Robin Hood myth you're familiar with.

Each of Robin Hood's merry band has a different strength, and you'll need to utilize all of them if you want to prevail against the dastardly Sheriff.

Friar Tuck, for instance, is here reimagined as a heavy brawler with a massive hammer, while Robin, naturally, is a more nimble and agile archer with less direct physical strength.

The four playable characters have been designed to be as different from one another as possible, according to Appeal, which is intended to encourage players to find synergies and work together.

Let's hope that the additional development time will help Nacon and Appeal make this one as special as it should be. Gangs of Sherwood is now due to launch on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on November 30th.

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