Ealier this year, Korean developer Blueside confirmed that it would be bringing its Xbox Kingdom Under Fire action series to the Xbox 360 with a focus on role-playing instead of the real-time strategy bent the franchise was known for. However, it didn't say when. Microsoft today provided an answer to that mystery when it announced that it would be publishing Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom worldwide (outside of Korea) in the second quarter of 2007.
Instead of taking to the field of battle in command of an army, Circle of Doom players will explore randomly generated dungeons, learn new abilities, customize their weapons, and stave off thousands of enemies onscreen at a single time. Players will also be able to form parties of up to four adventurers over Xbox Live and quest together online.
Blueside has already announced that it is working on a PC version of the game, but Microsoft's announcement today referred to Circle of Doom as an Xbox 360 exclusive. A GameSpot request for clarification on the fate of the PC version had not been returned as of press time.