Mount & Blade, Salem publisher Paradox Interactive has officially unveiled three previously-teased projects in the pipeline, all three of which are playable at this year’s GDC.
Firstly we have The Showdown Effect from Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Keeping the zany multiplayer vibe running, the game once codenamed “Project JFK” pits players against one another in a series of infinitely customizable 2.5D deathmatches.
Next we have Critical Studios and its multiplayer dungeon crawler, Dungeonland. It may appear to be your standard fare hack n’ slash but there’s a twist. Dungeonland may be a four-player online title, though only three participants will assume the role of adventurers. The fourth lucky player will actually get to be the Dungeon Master, throwing traps, monsters and other obstacles at the condemned trio of heroes. Check out the trailer, it’s not very often we laugh at jokes which are directed at the gaming press.
Finally, there’s RED Frontier from Zeal Game Studios. In this multiplayer RTS, players struggle for resources across sci-fi landscapes, building bases and unleashes waves of droids to attack opponents.
All three games are looking great, adding some much-needed diversity to the Paradox gallery of hardcore strategy games. Hopefully we’ll also get to see some in-game footage of medieval/FPS crossover, War of the Roses.
Source: Press Release