Circle of Doom surrounds 360

Next Kingdom Under Fire game set for release in the second quarter of 2007 on Microsoft's next-gen console.

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.

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Supreme_Fantasy
Supreme_Fantasy

Cool!! Sounds looks similar to Lord of the Ring games:D

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Sounds a lot like Diablo, but in a 3D Kingdom Under Fire world. Cool.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

Deimos27 thats a load of crap and stop being a fanboy.

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

Similar to Crimson Sea. Dynasty Wars type battles, but RPG elements and exploration. This is what I hoped N3 would be, instead of the mindless drek it became.

Thiago-d2
Thiago-d2

Finally people get the good sense of making an Kingdom Under Fire rpg! That world is just too good and rich for not making one! ^^

carpathianrogue
carpathianrogue

Great to see that Circle of Doom is obviously that bit closer to release (Now, Microsoft, enable KOF Crusaders and Heroes, for back compat if you'd be so kind) but I believe that the Phantagram team said that they were also working on a continuation of the Xbox style KOF titles, for next-gen consoles as well. This was in a magazine interview, though I cannot recall which, unfortunately.

rykh
rykh

Hehe, i figured the circle of doom was when the green ring turned into 3 red lights. Guess I shouldnt assume what a story is.

paradyme777
paradyme777

I'll be keeping an eye on this to see how it turns out.

wenbin09
wenbin09

will be keeping a lookout on this!!

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

If this is anything like a Diablo I / II / (III) then why would anyone doubt it's success? Have none of you noticed Diablo 2 is still being over on store shelves 6 years after it's release and has updates? Ya...why would a game like that be any good for a console. Hell if they ported the original Diablo 2 it would do very well...though this does sound more 99-knights to me.

jofy
jofy

Lustingfordeth,the ps3 has no game?You must be blind,heavenly swords looking like dinasty warrior?Obviously you cant afford a ps3 that s why youre bashing it,why dont you read the reviews of this game and Resistance and the 100s of games that coming on ps3 so maybe you can learn something

Icekxg
Icekxg

so we finally get a Diablo for the 360 that you can play online with your friends...sweet, can't wait! BUUUT, I did enjoy that strategy part of KUF and witnessing a huge battle take place before my eyes. Oh well, I'm sure it will be fun regardless.

Deimos27
Deimos27

"Mr_Saturn26 this sounds like a diablo, baulders gate, a little of elder scroll game though, but more like baulders gate. Lustingfordeth, ur wrong theres actully alot of games comming out for the ps3, and for ur info, the games are going to be made a lot faster than the 360, because the games made on it, take a long time on HD disks, now on blue ray, they can jest stick it in not worrying about the room like an HD disk, so really ur wrong, we have a lot of games, soon more games than 360, and the Ps3 games are actully alot better, heck the wii games are better than the 360 games, sorry i played the 360, and its a piece of crap, my comp runs better. Leaving the 360 in the dust, and Modern Comp FTW!!!!!!" Sony fanboy... "nuff said. Very shallow... Not able to open to new ideas and concepts... The world revolves around such people... Not the other way round...

phoenix2005x
phoenix2005x

I agree with Islandertj. Mr_Saturn is an idiot how would he know the ps3 and wii and better then the 360. Maybe the reality is he cant afford a system that is why he is so cranky.

Islandertj
Islandertj

Mr_Saturn26...how can games for the Wii and the PS3 be better than the Xbox360's games when they haven't even come out yet? Sure, you might hate the 360 with undying passion, but I want to know how you justified all of this. Because apparently, we all know that when you have more of something, it should take less time...right? (Complete sarcasim by the way). You say "and the PS3 games are actually alot better, heck the wii games are better than the 360 games, sorry I played the 360 and its a piece of crap," Woah woah woah! Excuse me? You've played the 360 and you can pass it off as a piece of crap, yet the publically unplayed PS3 and Wii is like a touch from God's finger? =/ Dude, shut the hell up.

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

this sounds like a diablo, baulders gate, a little of elder scroll game though, but more like baulders gate. Lustingfordeth, ur wrong theres actully alot of games comming out for the ps3, and for ur info, the games are going to be made a lot faster than the 360, because the games made on it, take a long time on HD disks, now on blue ray, they can jest stick it in not worrying about the room like an HD disk, so really ur wrong, we have a lot of games, soon more games than 360, and the Ps3 games are actully alot better, heck the wii games are better than the 360 games, sorry i played the 360, and its a piece of crap, my comp runs better. Leaving the 360 in the dust, and Modern Comp FTW!!!!!!

Dreski83
Dreski83

the peeps who created Kingdom under Fire know how to make a good game, maybe a few flaws here and there if they wanna do a more advanced version of Dynasty Warriors, which blows... this is nothing but good news for the developers jump to next gen. I do wonder about this whole rpg approach. It sounds hot, more focus on the characters is always cool, but if they half ass it go for generic and the random dugeons thing flops... yea, then be the trouble.

Lustingfordeth
Lustingfordeth

LOL , ps3 and PC. First of all anyone makin fun of 360 doesnt own a HDTV, and hasnt noticed PS3 has allmost NO games, and hasnt even read how the one game (looks like dynasty warriors with a chick) was sped up wherever it was shown, meaning the ps3 couldnt even play it. And anyone who talks about PCs when we are talking about games with any sort of action, must not play much PC games, cause PC has very few of these and umm, they all suck? yeah i think ALL the action games on PC are horrible, all 3 they may have had over its 30 year span. Dont forget , noone cares about japans market anymore, even sony, isnt sony a japaneese company? sony is only sending 1/5 of its 500,000 units to japan, noone cares about them, its time games took their place where they belong, in america. AND YES PS3 ONLY HAS 500,000 UNITS FOR RELEASE DAY, good luck ps3, wait a sec, ill save my luck for a company that has a chance. Xbox made a powerful move and its move seemed to be to release its console so fast it rushed ps3 makers , and microsoft has all the money in the world to use just to shut down mega corps. I dont see how you ps3 fanBOYS , my emphasis on boys for the following reason, hate the 360. Its doing what sony did, releaseing a low budget system early just so it can flood the market with tons of games over its rival, the big difference is microsoft has this thing called a quality control dept, part of the reason the xbox has so few titles. Playsatation wouldnt know quality control if it hit them in the face like the slug of a 45

tycn
tycn

'Circle of Doom', I thought that referred to how doomed the 360 is.

Brutalus7
Brutalus7

I really hope that game devs start thinking of the big 3 game markets as PC, 360, and PS3. Obviously the Wii won't be able to keep up in graphics and processing power. Not knocking the Wii, I think it'll be an excellent complement to the PC's hardcore intensity, but it just makes more sense to develop for PC instead of scaling the graphics down so the Wii can run the games. Sure, some games would work fairly easily on the Wii, but I'd like to see the primary focus become PC instead.

eyet00th
eyet00th

The title Circle of Doom should be changed to Balloon Knot of Danger

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

Romanticide its not an rpg :roll: Your idiocy amuses me :lol: Great, Gears of War another stupid RTS

Uhh
Uhh

heh, what a name...Circle of DOOM!

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

This should [hopefully] reclaim gamers that were turned off by Ninety-Nine Nights and Dynasty Warriors 5.

VincentV21
VincentV21

Eh, defenitely an overrated series, imo. Are there any good games coming out for this sytem besides Gears of War? Come on Peter Moore!!!! Xbox 360 right now is booooorrrrrriiiiiiinnnnngggg

awarriorofgamin
awarriorofgamin

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FearNinja
FearNinja

This is going to be awesome. I have never been into the series that much, but after just reading that little bit of info I can't wait.

zero_simoleans
zero_simoleans

I thought they were going to talk about the red circle of doom on the xbox... the one that signifies the impending death of your system.... you know?

198d
198d

right on, kuf is an awesome game

jtnhl11
jtnhl11

well more games the better i guess

Romanticide
Romanticide

yea great another trash RPG to not play on.

funsohng
funsohng

OMG I though Doom 4 or something was coming to 360

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

catsimboy I don't like the sound of randomly generated dungeons. It didn't work well for all those garbage Dreamcast RPGs what make them think it will work here? But at least it's a RPG anyways. 2 words... Peter Moore Wasn't he the head of Sega Dreamcast at one point? I'm not really a big rpg fan but if you can give me an interesting slant sans FF3, Secret of Mana, or Chrono Trigger maybe I'll be interested. But again I'm not a huge fan though Shadow Run sounds interesting.

catsimboy
catsimboy

I don't like the sound of randomly generated dungeons. It didn't work well for all those garbage Dreamcast RPGs what make them think it will work here? But at least it's a RPG anyways.

sieg6529
sieg6529

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Guiltfeeder566
Guiltfeeder566

The concept art of this look amazing. iv been a huge fan of KUF since the Cruaders and this just has been bumped to the top of my most wanted list.

Dark_Fire11
Dark_Fire11

Anyone else freak out when they saw the title? Circle of Doom surrounds 360. I didn't know Circle of Doom was a game.

cjno13
cjno13

SWANN2099 Nahhh, I'll pass on this one. I'll just wait for Sony to release a better one on the PS3. --------- Yeh good luck with that one. This game does sound like it might be worth a look if it is as good as the other KUF.

Mammon_Azrael
Mammon_Azrael

Hmmm. Am I the only one who is reminded of Dynasty Warriors from this description?

SWANN2099
SWANN2099

Nahhh, I'll pass on this one. I'll just wait for Sony to release a better one on the PS3.