$40 Cursed Crusade raging October 11

Atlus' medieval action game arriving on PS3, Xbox 360 this fall at budget price; new trailer inside.

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Historically, crusades are costly affairs where the price of war is paid in human life. However, gamers won't need to go anywhere near that far to pick up Atlus' Cursed Crusade.

Cursed Crusade won't cost an arm and a leg, just $40.

Today, Atlus announced that Kylotonn's Cursed Crusade will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 11 at a budget price of $40. Previously, the game was pegged to ship this fall.

A third-person action game, Cursed Crusade focuses on two ill-fated protagonists: The templar knight Denz and the rogue mercenary Esteban. Both men are caught up in the midst of the Fourth Crusade to the Holy Land, but they share a different reason for undertaking the quest--to free themselves of a curse that imperils their very souls.

Cursed Crusade will offer both split-screen and online cooperative play for two players. Its storyline will have five chapters and span 40 missions, many of which are set in medieval Europe's biggest cities. Combat will have an emphasis on melee attacks, with more than 130 deadly weapons to choose from and 90-plus combos.

For more on Cursed Crusade, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on preview with the game.

Discussion

82 comments
Ravenhoe
Ravenhoe

Well, it's still 35 GBP (!) on the PC, that is 10 Pounds more than Skyrim so you do the math.

devastion913
devastion913

For everyone that said Atlus dosen't make games, they do and have apparently made many. Catherine is one.

firedrakes
firedrakes

sorry but 40 bucks is not budget. that was retail price for games before ps3 was around. and 50 was for first 2 years of ps3 and 360

firedrakes
firedrakes

sorry but 40 bucks is not budget. that was retail price for games before ps3 was around. and 50 was for first 2 years of ps3 and 360

Davi11111111111
Davi11111111111

Lets hope they change the price from amazon.ca, because right now it's 60$... but I hope they drop it to 40$ and then I'll buy it for sure!! Also why gamespot didn't mention the PC version? O_O

Vicsporche
Vicsporche

Game looks great, and I LOVE that they lowered it to $40. Atlus is great, as a gamer I love when companies do things for their customers who support them.

Cataclysmm
Cataclysmm

i really like the look of this so far.

adamg78
adamg78

I checked the price for the game & its going to be the normal price of $59.99 checked it out at my local store website futureshop

stonhengehill
stonhengehill

i like this game good to see they release it for october

SUJOYDGREAT
SUJOYDGREAT

That Domon Hocus Pocus takes it back to Dante's Inferno...

Mitridon
Mitridon

Boring. I'm so sick of these "play with demon powers" titles. It's an old idea, and it's seen too many games. Enough with the horns, claws, fire effects. Good thing I saw this video, to know what game to avoid.

eiji1
eiji1

Man, Eddie, if you're going to write a headline, you've gotta commit. Like: "Cursed Crusade ravaging Jewish homeland and bringing death to lives of Christians and Muslims alike, October 11"

devastion913
devastion913

@gwailo2470 I guess.. Anymore the price of games is high and if its a online MMO you pay more to play or they squeeze you dry for map packs and add ons or like Dead Space 2 unless you preordered it you can't play the multiplayer unless you purchase a code. Its getting ridiculous

devastion913
devastion913

@Marasca2 I acually agree with you now. Alot of PC gamers can't get used to the controls and or just don't like the gamepads. MMO's having a monthly fee is ridiculous. Thats basically what I play on my PC, MMOs and RTS games. I just don't like a mouse and keyboard for shooters (first time for everything huh). I have KZ 3 and was somewhat disappointed. If you planned on getting a console I recommend the PS3 just for reliability and those exclusives you want. My 360 just broke for its 5th time, they are junk. I have heard people complaining about Dragon age's PC port, I played the 360 version and it played well but it wasen't as good as the first.

Marasca2
Marasca2

@devastion913 I agree about that making games multiplatform is the best thing for everyone, but not that the current gen/past gen consoles helped PC. Back in the time when almost all the games were released on all available platforms, everybody could play almost every game. That has changed now. For example, i always wanted to play Uncharted, Gears of War 2, God of War 3, Demon Souls, Forza, Gran Turismo 5, Bayonetta, Killzone 2/3... The list is huge. But i cant, because the gaming companies like to force us to buy a console to play some games, and that is not something good for any gamer. And about those PC exclusives, the ones that look good are MMOs, and not all the PC gamers like to play MMOs. You have to pay for the game and pay a monthly fee. Some of those RTSs look good too, but nothing i haven't seen already. And the game studios, i only see them getting worse, like the mercenaries at EA and Activision. They screw every game and franchise they put their hands on. Look at Dragon Age. Bioware made the first game and it had two different versions, one for PC and one for consoles, and it was and awesome game, both versions were great. Then EA thouched it's hands at Dragon Age 2 and it was a disaster. They made one version for consoles and ported it to PC. The console version was very good comparing to the previuos game, but the PC version was garbbage.

foxfacer2d2
foxfacer2d2

isn't atlus the one's who made epic cartoony games like disgaea and odinsphere?

devastion913
devastion913

@Marasca2 Even of those multiplatform games that can also be enjoyed on the PC unless that games are equal on all platforms the PC gets the best version, Red Alert 3, Fallout: NV, BFBC2 and the upcoming BF3 are all examples of this. Developers always have the choice to make PC the main platform. So acting like the consoles are taking away from PC gamers or "holding them back" is lunacy. If anything consoles have helped gaming overall by making it a larger, more profitable industry. More customers= higher profits= better studios= better games!

devastion913
devastion913

@Marasca2 SSX, Dynasty Warriors, El Shaddai? Look back at my previous comment, I said GOOD exclusives, not to mention a multiplat game thats on both consoles is NOT counted as an exclusive. With that being said the only system out that has as many exclusives as the PC is the PS3. Console gamers will never experience a functional RTS w/o awful controls in the same way a PC gamer won't have the same probems with a game like Mortal Kombat unless they use a controller. Of the PS3 exclusives mentioned about 40% are crap compared to 3 or 4 that look bad on PC.

Marasca2
Marasca2

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devastion913
devastion913

@NorCalGiantsFan They usually end up looking cheesy too :-P

devastion913
devastion913

@Marasca2 Thanks for proving my point about elite PC gamers. More exclusives on concoles? Are you reading forums that are 10 years old? Back in the days of Resident Evil, Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid maybe? PC games have more good exclusives now. I have seen many forums and I have rarely come across a console gamer that says consoles are better. Both PCs and consoles have their own pros and cons but the PC has less cons UNLESS you have the $ to fork over for a high end machine, which in itself is a major con. I looked to upgrade my PC and some of the graphics cards were around $900, major con.

Marasca2
Marasca2

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devastion913
devastion913

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soulless4now
soulless4now

$40 isn't bad. I wish there more games that were priced like that.

NorCalGiantsFan
NorCalGiantsFan

i hate it when games and movies try to look sooooooo epic...because they usually never live up to it

raptures330
raptures330

@Marasca2 Sounds like you are comparing a normal person who games on a PC with an extremist console fanboy. Extremes/Elitists on any platform sound like the second one. @devastion913 Next time make sure the person who you are about to decapitate is actually the one you sharpened your axe for. Bystanders have rights too! XD

Marasca2
Marasca2

This is what happens in these console-pc wars: PC gamer: "I wonder if they will make a PC version. If they don't, i hope i can play this on a console someday in the future." Console gamer answering to the PC gamer: "YOU FREAKING PC FANBOY, YOU THINK EVERY GAME HAS TO BE A PC EXCLUSIVE, DON'T YOU? GO BUY A CONSOLE AND STOP TRYING TO STEAL OUR FEW EXCLUSIVES, CUZ YOU ARE ALREADY FULL OF THEM."

devastion913
devastion913

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xcollector
xcollector

I hope the price drop isn't for lack of confidence. I would like this to be good. It isn't every day that this type of game is released and with co-op.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

the trailer makes me wish I could play kingdom under fire again. Darn stupid xbox and the red ring of death *sigh*... On a side note totally a day one purchase cheers!!

sirkarl1
sirkarl1

this looks awesome, hate peole who just pass up a game like this cause it isnt a big name title...

Dark_December
Dark_December

@devastion913 Atlus is a publisher, not a developper. So definetly not a studio.

professorXzaver
professorXzaver

woooow, at what point did the developers decide to inject some "Dantes Inferno" into this game ?? The game looks as if it now has a very dark theme. The previews did not look like that a few months ago.

Hm1911
Hm1911

@devastion913 Take it easy boy or you'll blow a vein of yours. I didn't ask the developers to cancel the consoles version and make it a PC-only game. I was just asking about the release date of the PC version since this game's supposed to be released on PC too. PLEASE TAKE YOUR PC-CONSOLE WAR SOMEWHERE ELSE AND GET A LIFE.

howie1926
howie1926

Every game should be sold at that price anyways. It's a joke. It's nice to see some companies doing this. EDF:Insect Armageddon was only $40 bucks and the game is AMAZING.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

Ummm, I've never heard of this and it looks REALLY good! I'll have to give this one a try.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

@firedrakes Cutting a third off of the price off isn't a good deal to you? Any PS3 or 360 game that sells for below $60 is called a budget title.

Vambran
Vambran

Looks okay. Might buy it on a whim if it gets a decent review.

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

@devastation913 Atlus isn't a studio, it's a publisher, same with Namco Bandai and Dark Souls which is actualy from, From Software. Although I am not sure if Atlus has the publishing rights in the States!!! I do know Dark Souls is a PS3 exclusive in the Asian Market as Sony was the original publisher.

shaks101
shaks101

Damn it. I wanted it to be released end of August!

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

@devastion913 actually atlus isn't publishing dark souls Namco Bandai is very smart move by atlus. had this on my watch list like a year ago, but when all the big names were being announced for the fall it ended up near the bottom of the list. much more motivated to get this now

smoman5000
smoman5000

The new pricing is the cherry on top, me and my wife love how the co-op looks. You got my sale atlus!

kian681
kian681

Looks really good and I like the price of $40.00 rather than $60.00.I am definitely in for this game.