Kingdom Under Fire spreads to 360

Blueside departs from series' action RTS roots for dungeon-diving action RPG in Circle of Doom.

Korean developer Blueside Studios is trying something new with its Kingdom Under Fire franchise. Its next game for the Xbox 360, Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom, isn't just taking the series onto a new platform--it's taking it into a new genre.

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders and Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes were lauded for their mix of action and real-time strategy elements, but Blueside is deviating from the formula by making Circle of Doom an action role-playing game. Instead of taking to the field of battle in command of an army, players will explore randomly generated dungeons, learn new abilities, customize their weapons, and stave off enemies "swarming the screen in thousands," according to Blueside.

One thousand-on-one doesn't sound like a fair fight, but players will be able to better those odds by forming a four-player party through Xbox Live to hack their way through Circle of Doom together. Blueside is promising that players will be able to take their solo characters online for the multiplayer action or form a party of new characters that may have more complementary skill sets.

While the developers are taking a new tack for Circle of Doom, Kingdom Under Fire purists can take some solace in that this is not a direct successor to the series. Blueside has said that it is merely a link between the previous Kingdom Under Fire titles and the next, still unannounced, proper installment of the series.

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BringTheBlood
BringTheBlood

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jelloed420
jelloed420

this sucks, what the hell are they doing? they are destroying the series with this action rpg stuff, go back to what made kuf different

leo_rpgman
leo_rpgman

Kingdom underfier series rock all games are quite good i think this one will be even greater cause its an rpg, all are quite hard and are quite a challenge, its the kind of games i like challenging, not easy like lord of the rings as cyprus646 likes lol, cause he cant end challenging games like this ones.

PackersRock
PackersRock

I don't likie this, the only reason I liked the two on x-box was because of the action/rts formula. But as long as the next game is more like the previous two, I guess i'll buy it anyway.

lsantos
lsantos

so its like a next gen diablo, only in the KuF universe? might be cool, might not.

Thailfish
Thailfish

finally something a little more inovative, can't wait to play it

zero11111
zero11111

hmm......yes this something that i really wanna try

Terminator14
Terminator14

Oh my God I have the game, so I think this is going to be one the best type of RPG and hack and slash game maybe besides that nights game I forgot what it was called, but I know that this game is definitly going to be good.

Kruza
Kruza

Cant wait for more info.

azizrulez
azizrulez

the chick in the screenshot is nice thats all i have to say

NERDSFOREVER
NERDSFOREVER

doesnt this game sound alot like Gauntlet?

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Sweet. KUF is cool, but after a while I find the strategic elements too much hassle. I just want to focus on slaughtering the enemy. This sounds right up my alley.

davahsa
davahsa

I trust these guys to nail this! Can't wait!

cyprus646
cyprus646

To me kingdom under fire series has always been mediocre at most its sort f a lord of the rings ripoff mixed with kingdom of heaven hope the 360 version is good.

dru26
dru26

The last 2 games were pretty cool, I can't wait for this one, hopefully with less heavy metal. This should boost sales in Asia, which is good for MS.

Luciaphile
Luciaphile

Sweet! This is one I'll definitely be watching for.

gmoney20xx
gmoney20xx

The Koreans are really showing the Xbox 360 some madd love!

Titan_BG
Titan_BG

Microsoft will see this through, they are the best comeback company, look at windows ME for example, can you still belive we still run windows despite that horrible edition

noxian
noxian

the 360 won't get forgotten cause MS is still willing to toss huge amounts of money into it. anyway, it always did seem like MS garnered more korean dev support than Sony did. not that thats bad, i liked the kuf games, and magna carta. hell, i even dug lineage for a bit. i'm just saying

Gamemaster1588
Gamemaster1588

wait....I hope this isnt like Seven Sorrows...a huge upset

Gamemaster1588
Gamemaster1588

Well...I have never played one...but...I will give this a try

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Forza motorsport 2, lost planet the list goes on :)

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Rubin it wont not with games like ninety nine nights, blue dragon, lost odyssey, cry on, mass effect, too human, marvel mmorpg, ghost recon, splinter cell double agent, gears of war, and many more unnannounced big titles on the way. Lets not forget halo 3... or fable 2.

Portknocks
Portknocks

On the contrary, I hope the heavy metal crap gets taken out.

Gaara79
Gaara79

Sweet, cant wait to go online with that game

snowbrdr1119
snowbrdr1119

It sounds like they are taking the series in a good direction. I think Ninety-Nine Nights will take the place of the KUF series, and this will be a good compliment to Oblivion, especially since you can go online.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

uuuuhhhhhh....doesnt this game sound exactly like gauntlet seven sorrows?

pie4u
pie4u

Sounds like fun

BhindYu
BhindYu

I really believe these guys can deliver a quality action-rpg for the 360, and I can't wait to get my grubby little mitts on it.

dreamcastdre
dreamcastdre

I've been a huge fan of the 2 Kingdom Under Fire games released on the Xbox so this is great news for me. Sounds like a pretty damn cool idea they have in mind, too. I can't wait for screens; this could be a solid game by the sounds of things.

marcus1968
marcus1968

Sounds good. I still hope they make more of the RTS style. Imagine a game that looks as good as ninety nine nights with fire arrows crashing down and your cavalry charging through... Sweet!

hindug
hindug

First...... ....SIKE!

jmford_1
jmford_1

Sounds awesome. Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be bad like Gauntlet.

Rubin42
Rubin42

Im glad to see the 360 is getting more and more support. Maybe it wont be forgotten when the PS3 and Rev hit the streets...well at least I hope it doesnt.

ArmoredAshes
ArmoredAshes

Hmmm...sounds like it will be a decent game

thelegendqt
thelegendqt

I enjoyed the old format. I hope they dont abandon it completely. It was quite innovative and addictive online.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Sounds hot. I may check it out. . . especially if it has more chugging heavy metal music.

birdinflight
birdinflight

I'm definitely looking forward to a KUF game on the 360. The series has been one of the biggest surprises in the last few years (when you consider the insane crappiness of the original PC product).

Frozone6
Frozone6

Ooh yeah 360 is going in the right direction, getting more support by the day. The game sounds cool, especially the part of the online co-op up to four players....