Atlus unveils Cursed Crusade

New co-op adventure bringing medieval supernatural action to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 next summer.

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Today, Atlus announced it will publish The Cursed Crusade, an all-new action adventure game. Due out next summer for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the game is in development at Parisian shop Kyloton, the studio behind the 2005 shooter Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB, but its trailer (below) looks violent enough to be all but guaranteed an M for Mature rating.

This won't be your average Crusade.
This won't be your average Crusade.

Though Atlus claims that Cursed Crusade will have historically accurate locations, its emphasis will be on the supernatural predicament of its two cursed 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 have their own reasons to embark on the quest--to free themselves of a curse that imperils their very souls.

In terms of gameplay, Cursed Crusade will offer both split-screen and online cooperative play for up to two persons. Its storyline will have five chapters and span 40 missions, most of which are set in medieval Europe's biggest cities. Combat will have an emphasis on melee weaponry, with over 130 deadly items to choose from and 90-plus combos.

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