Kingdom Under Fire II igniting 360 in 2010

Blueside eschews PC edition's MMOG element for Microsoft console version of long-running action RTS, due late next year.

Blueside's Kingdom Under Fire franchise has built its reputation on its action real-time strategy gameplay mechanics, but the Korean developer has of late been keen on branching out. In January 2008, Blueside released Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom and has had less-than-stellar results. That same month, the game maker announced that Kingdom Under Fire II for the PC would return to its action RTS roots, but with a massively multiplayer online twist.

Organ cannons are no joke.

Today, Blueside signaled a return to the action RTS genre proper, saying the Xbox 360 edition of Kingdom Under Fire II will resemble 2004's and 2005's well-regarded Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders and Heroes. Like the PC game, Kingdom Under Fire II for the Xbox 360 is being codeveloped with Phantagram and is expected to launch during the back half of 2010.

Blueside was light on specifics, not even mentioning a publisher for the game. (Microsoft published previous installments appearing on its console.) However, the developer noted that the game will once again feature large-scale battles, with "thousands of soldiers engaging in intense combat and all being vividly displayed [on] one screen." The game will also feature more than 100 unit types, as well as a host of new heroes and enemies.

Kingdom Under Fire II will feature a "conventional Action RTS Multiplayer mode" in lieu of the PC game's MMOG element. Blueside also stated that the game will see premium downloadable content postrelease that will introduce new customization options and other enhancements.

Blueside gave no update on when its PC MMOARTS counterpart would see release, though the game was initially slated for 2009. For more on the PC game, check out GameSpot's interview with producer Sang Youn Lee from earlier this year.

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aslan2323232
aslan2323232

so ya it was meant to be released in late 2010...and this was written in 2009 but now im seeing "TBA 2011" i dont think itll even happen ¬_¬ ...shame really

ailonlaplap
ailonlaplap

when is game gonna come???...i'm eager to play it...

zero_123456789
zero_123456789

also note that there is a new pro-human faction in KUF 2 as well. this further shows that there are those who are fanatical about being human these individuals sure as hell won't want ellen ruling them.

zero_123456789
zero_123456789

i would like to point out that if Ellen is indeed dead then it's most likely due to assassination, accident or in combat. why? simple, ellen was a half elf. therefore would have lived longer. you telling me that a QUARTER elf would live longer than a HALF elf? if ellen died of natural reasons then she barly lived past 100 yet glen is going strong at 150? NOW my theory is she was assassinated. this is the most likely cause of death for her.as we know Gerald became king with Ellen as his queen. keep in mind that half elves are looked down upon by humans. now the humans in esse and Hironeiden were more exacpting of them but remember that Ecclesia was absorbed into hironiden so the people there would not have liked the idea of a half elf being queen. so it is entirely possible that human radical organizations would try to take actions against her. she would have outlived gerald, and with him dead, people would be more inclined to try something. i wouldn't be surprised that glen had attempts on his life as well. i strongly believe the assassination to be the most likely cause. or even a hostile take over since glen, who would have been the hire to the throne, seems to have no authority what so ever. he's no general and must answer to someone else. i would think that in glens 150 years of life, he would have had the experience to be a valuable assets as a high ranking general.

Echo1447
Echo1447

AHHHH SO COOL! CAN'T WAIT TILL THIS GAME COMES OUT AND WHEN DOES IT COMEOUT?

BonelessOne
BonelessOne

Loved the first game! This one looks and sounds even better! Can't wait.

thingta42
thingta42

quater actully. His mother wasn't a full blooded elf. His mother a.ka Ellen. was Half elf. His father Gerald was human. Making Glen Quarter elf. Dark elves live for 700 years in KU. High elves however im not sure about. So if Kendal was still in the other dimension for 90 years of Geralds life. And Glen himself out lived both his parents. And KUF:II is set 150 years after crusaders. Then im guessing Glen will live to the age of 400 years before he dies. Making him about about 34ish in human age. Although im horrible in math.

iNsaneMilesy
iNsaneMilesy

Glen's a half elf, therefore is immune to ageing.

Roger_Smith
Roger_Smith

Doesn't make much sense to me. Gerald and Ellen had a son, Glen. This takes place 150 years AFTER the events in The Crusaders, and Glen is clearly depicted.

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Natural_Genius

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Yannick_18
Yannick_18

No PS3 ?! No way in hell I would buy a Xbox 360 just for that game.... I guess I'll have to pass since I'm no PC-Gamer as well... Just sad, the game looks awesome! I can't play any games without the Dual Shock so...

Sablicious
Sablicious

Excited for this game. Nice to be excited for a game this gen for once... -_-

ShadowXStorm
ShadowXStorm

@Castlevania1986 Are you retarded? You think Mircrosoft hasn't developed a rechargeable battery pack for the xbox controller? Lol take your PS3 Fan boy jealous a$$ outta here and go play your 3 good games on the PS3. Face the facts both consoles are practically the same in performance theres little differences Oh booohoo my graphics are 0.03% less quality as yours Im going to kill myself now. Its the quality of game play not the graphics you goof open your eyes.

Castlevania1986
Castlevania1986

I prefer this on the PS3, at least the controller has a recharger. So I can play it for hours and not even give a sh*t about batteries dying out on me. Not to mention the graphics could juice out the full power of the PS3 console. Give it that MGS4 look. But I've seen the gameplay trailers and it still looks a damn good game even on the 360 console which doesn't have many games with Next Gen graphical designs.

DaveA6489
DaveA6489

Excellent! I loved Crusaders on the original Xbox! :D

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

FINALLY!!! Yes! The only thing that has come close to KUF:Crusaders and KUF:Heroes was Ninety-Nine Nights (and to a far lesser extent, Warhammer:Battle March)... Bring it on!

fastman309
fastman309

wish phantagram would bring on ninety-nine nights 2

BigBen72
BigBen72

The first 2 games were amazing. And on the 360......... Hell ya

mingolo
mingolo

"the PC game's MMOG element" "Blueside gave no update on when its PC MMOARTS counterpart" So the MMO part will only be for the PC? ****that, I hope not.

hand4hire
hand4hire

@maddenBowler10 It is, but at the same time it's an RTS. Its a game where you control your untis and what they do, but you also playa hero in the middle of everything. It looks very cool to me

black_knight402
black_knight402

I felt like an idiot when I bought Circle of Doom. Microsoft stop milking bad Third Party games like jeeze.

2mrw
2mrw

isn't this game for the PS3 as well??? in vg247 , it id due to x360, PS3 and PC.

HelIWithoutSin
HelIWithoutSin

Madden, if it's going back to the original gameplay of Crusaders and Heroes (which I hope it does), then it will be both. You would command your units on a battlefield from overhead and can zoom into the action and control your general and fight with him.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

RTS!??! i thought this was a freaking 3rd person action game like from what i saw in the vids!!!

thequietguy
thequietguy

BOOYAH! Finally, the 360 gets some love.

FIRE-WARRI0R
FIRE-WARRI0R

why wasn't this at E3? I was looking out for it.

Misfit119
Misfit119

Let's just hope this is an actual game instead of the crapjob that was Circle of Doom. Terrible gameplay balance, mostly useless skills and a ridiculously bland storyline.

DoomZaW
DoomZaW

I dunno about you guys, but if it just retains the same gameplay as Crusaders, then im getting it on launch :D

Almighty-mints
Almighty-mints

The trailer was great. Now we'll just have to see if the game holds up to it's standards.

Barighm
Barighm

Aww...I was looking forward to that MMO element. Oh, well. Original was great, just needed more content and replay value.