Independent developer Tower Five today announced that their story driven fantasy action strategy game Lornsword Winter Chronicle is available now on PC via Steam Early Access. Lornsword Winter Chronicle combines real time strategy gameplay with an engaging narrative and a more direct and action based control system. The Lornsword Early Access adventure begins with the release of the prologue and first chapter, which will be completed by the release of two more chapters when the game moves into commercial launch, later in 2019.
Winter Chronicle begins with Corun, a young Lornknight placed in command of the small fortified town of Tulza in the southern province of the Lorn Empire. Explore a desolate, harsh world of snow and ice where clashes with rival factions are commonplace in the quest for dominance. Bases will need to be built and upgraded, and resources such as food and gold will be integral to the Lornsword economy as players build their armies and military strength.
Battles are fast and frenetic as combatants clash on a dynamic battlefield that shifts with the ebb and flow of tactical decisions made in the heat of the moment. Lornsword is a world where blades and bayonets clash with the dark magic of priests and shadow weavers, and where skilled range attacks by arrow or matchlock rifle deal damage from afar. Tougher battles can be fought side by side with an ally via a drop in co-op option that allows another player to join the fray and lighten the tactical load. Players can diversify their attack strategy as they mete out battlefield justice up close and personal with their hero or summon their soldiers to attack a specific target in heated clashes.
As any good tactician knows, an army marches on its stomach; resources to feed, equip and finance an army can be expanded through exploring the vast landscape and capturing farms and gold mines. A delicate balance is essential to time spent on exploration, resource management and combat.
“Early Access is a great opportunity for us to gather player feedback and incorporate that into the final version of the game, including the forthcoming console versions”, said Renaud Charpentier, Game Director at Tower Five. “Player insights into different aspects of the game from cooperative gameplay to the control system and unit types will allow us to deliver a truly unique action strategy game.”
Supported by a rousing orchestral score by Hungarian composer Thomas-Adam Habuda, whose previous work includes promotional music tracks for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and more recently Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Createdby a talented team of ex-Creative Assembly developers, Lornsword Winter Chronicle is also setting its sights on console with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions arriving later this year.