Gamescom often brings with it numerous good surprises and thrilling game announcements, but it is uncommon to come across one particular that is genuinely unexpected. How about the sequel to a Computer-only grand approach title from 15 years ago? THQ Nordic is delighted to oblige, as it has just revealed Knights of Honor II: Sovereign – the sequel to 2004’s Knights of Honor, which will be the publisher’s initial grand approach title.
The new game is getting made by developer Black Sea Games, who produced the original Knights of Honor – prior to going by way of a couple of modifications. In reality, the original developer was Black Sea Studios, which was purchased by Crytek in 2008 – and then Inventive Assembly in 2016, becoming Inventive Assembly Sofia to operate on Total War expansions. Even so, studio founder Vesselin Handjiev and various other developers formed the new Black Sea in 2016 – when presumably they began on Knights of Honor II: Sovereign.
According to THQ Nordic, the team’s aim is to “craft a medieval approach expertise that maintains all the depth players count on though breaking new grounds on approachability” – so potentially a grand approach game with a wider audience prospective.
The initial trailer is beneath, which does not give away substantially data. The game’s Steam web page is now up, nevertheless, and has a couple of screenshots along with the release window – do not count on to see the game till 2020. The web page describes Sovereign as “accessible” grand approach. “All the depth of religion, diplomacy, city improvement, and much more, with none of the confusion,” it proclaims.
Multiplayer is promised, while in what kind is at present not specified – other than that you will be capable to “join with several close friends to take on the challenges of medieval Europe”, suggesting co-op of some sort. Moreover, as opposed to most grand approach titles, Sovereign will be played in true-time – which includes the battles. “No turns necessary,” it says.
Knights of Honor II: Sovereign’s desire to be a much more “accessible” and approachable grand approach title comes hot off the release of Age of Wonders: Planetfall, which had a related concept – and succeeded, as far as we’re concerned. Hopefully Sovereign will be just as prosperous, particularly as fans have been kept waiting for a sequel for 15 years.