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King's Bounty website goes live

The hotly anticipated game King’s Bounty™: The Legend’s website has gone live. Players can now find and download videos, images and artwork straight from the developers. The new web site also contains information about the game world, heroes and monsters.

King’s Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and RPG elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The character and his army of companions travel across a huge continent, visiting dozens of different locations all connected to each other. Communicating with NPCs, collecting resources and recruiting an army the player will control their character in real-time mode, while all battles take place in classic turn-based mode with a strong emphasis on tactical elements.

Developed by faithful fans of the original King’s Bounty, King’s Bounty: The Legend continues the remarkable traditions of the legendary role-playing adventure. This creation of Katauri Interactive is not just a spiritual successor for the critically acclaimed series, but its true rejuvenation.

King’s Bounty: The Legend will be published by 1C Company and distributed in the United States by Atari and Nobilis in Europe. Please visit the new website and experience the magic at www.kings-bounty.com. Get videos, pictures and more as this classic franchise returns.

Men of War multiplayer beta test announced

1C Company, Best Way and Digitalmindsoft announce a multiplayer beta test for their next RTS game Men of War. Due to the demand of the Beta test, you will have to register in advance to take part. Please register in the DMS forums where you will find a post on the Beta test.

From here you will need to post some details and shortly afterwards you will receive a private message with a unique CD-key, that will allow you to join the game once live and available for download. Features of the multiplayer part of the game:

  • Fully destructible environments - use newly formed tank shell craters as cover for your men.
  • Brand new physics and armor penetration system.
  • Each mission and battle plays out differently based on your tactical choices.
  • Over 100 accurately modeled tanks and vehicles ready for your command.
  • Realistic fog of war.
  • Smart AI searches for your men covered in bushes and calls for them for reinforcements. Also includes an all-new morale system.
  • Four different playable multiplayer nations!
  • Direct Control.
  • Up to 16 players via LAN or Network.
  • In game browser including ranked statistics.
  • Several well tested and intense game modes.
  • Cooperative game mode allows you to play through the campaigns with your friends.
  • NAT support, allows you to host games through routers.
  • Varied and challenging multiplayer maps.
  • Balanced settings - the smarter player, not the fastest wins the battle.

Men of War detailed interview

Game website Rock, Paper, Shotgun published the interview with Chris Kramer from Digitalmindsoft the co-developer of Men of War. The text covers such features of Men of War as Direct Control, new playable nation (Japan), co-operative mode and many others. You can find the interview with four exclusive screenshots from Men of War here.

New Men of War panoramas

New screenshots from Men of War are available in the Gallery section. The pictures show several panoramas and views taken from the game.

Men of War takes place in Europe and North Africa during the height of World War II, the story unfolding across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. Each campaign has its own scenario and structured timeline bringing a different story of the war to life. Please find the screenshots here.

Men of War: new screenshots from Russian campaign

New screenshots from Russian campaign of Men of War are published in the Gallery section. The screenshots represent the Eastern front and therefore battles like Sevastopol, Moscow, Shtraftbat (penal battalion) and many more!
Please find the screenshots from Russian campaign here.

The Russian campaign features the story of two friends: soldiers Kuznetsov and Smirnov, which both have different fates. One of them was destined to be a regiment commander, the other one – a scout. Victor Smirnov was burdened with large-scale operations exclusively: an urgent evacuation of a plant, the defense of the area near Moscow, the battle for Sevastopol. Alexey Kuznetsov is engaged in diversionary activity at the rear of the enemy. Different fates, but common aim: to defend their Motherland.

Latest screenshots from Streets of Moscow

New screenshots from Streets of Moscow, a racing game that gives you a chance to press the pedal to the metal and forget about the traffic you are sitting in, are published in the Gallery section. Pictures show several routes in Moscow and some bonus tracks, which are paved in different countries of the world.

Please find the screenshots here.

New Men of War screenshots: North African campaign

New screenshots from Men of War are available in the Gallery section. They show the beginning of the North African campaign that starts with the invasion of Crete.

Men of War takes place in Europe and North Africa during the height of World War II, the story unfolding across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. Each campaign has its own scenario and structured timeline bringing a different story of the war to life.

Buy & Download contest extended!

Because we have two new additions in our Buy & Download section, the contest will be extended by two more weeks! Join now to win free copies of our games!

No new questions will be added and everyone who answers or has already answered at least one question correctly will be included in the draw for the two recently released games - Death to Spies and Fantasy Wars.
The contest is hereby extended until 29th February.

Death To Spies and Fantasy Wars in B&D

Death To Spies and Fantasy Wars, two recently released titles, are now also available through our Buy & Download online distribution system.

1C Opens Online Conference with the Leader of Rig'n'Roll Team

Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company is pleased to announce that it will have an online conference with Igor Belago, leader of SoftLab-Nsk. SoftLab-Nsk is the development studio behind the critically acclaimed Hard Truck franchise and is currently working on the third game in the line-up - Rig’n’Roll.

The online conference starts today on February 12. Readers may ask any question they want to Igor simply by posting them in the correct forum. The developers will choose the most popular and interesting questions and Igor Belago will answer them on 1C's official forum.

To participate in this conference forum members must read the conference rules and post their questions here on the forum. Questions will only be accepted until February 22. After this date Igor and his team will start answering the posts in order.