Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

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Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior release date announced, cemented with two minutes of screaming

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Games are great at solving ridiculous arguments. Who would win in a fight between Batman and Spider-Man? Or between pirates and Spartans? Or between motorbicyclist Valentino Rossi and former Guns 'n Roses guitarist Slash? You could spend hours in the pub imagining and solving these vital conundrums, or you could just turn to games. Sure, the answers would be no more definitive, but at least there's a time limit on bouts.

And precisely one of those examples is the subject of Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, the alt-history battle royale expansion for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. The DLC pack is due out on the 14th of November, and a new trailer has been released, giving you an idea of what to expect.


Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior vikings go berserk in new alpha footage

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As if you weren't angry enough already. Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, the upcoming expansion to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, has a new teaser video of the vikings, one of the new "historical" classes set to be introduced in the first-person, hack-and-slash multiplayer game. And true to form, the vikings like to go berserk.


Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior announces full class lineup featuring pirates, vikings, and ninja

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Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, the expansion for Torn Banner's medieval deathmatch game based on Spike TV's historical "What if?" show, has opened the gates to reveal all of the warriors who will be entering the bloody fray. Joining the Spartan and Samurai we got to see at PAX, you'll also be able to play as a viking, a pirate, a ninja, or a knight—the last of which is a sort of amalgam of the three classes from the original Chivalry.


Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior will showcase Samurai, Spartans at PAX

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The newly announcedChivalry: Deadliest Warrior expansion for Chivalry: Medieval Combat will be featured at PAX this weekend. Lucky attendees will see the first two announced historical warriors, the Greek Spartan and the Japanese Samurai.


Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior announced - a historical battle royale for the medieval FPS

Phil Savage at

In a crossover that's both kind of strange, yet somehow completely appropriate, historical first-person slash-'em-up Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is teaming up with ridiculous pseudo-history show Deadliest Warrior. The expansion, called Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, will, like the show, give players the chance to pick top fighty men of the past, and have at each other in a time-travelling battle royale. It'll be like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, but with violence.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare sells 1.2 million copies, adds customization system

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare has sold 1.2 million copies since its release last year, and is celebrating with a new update that brings some added flair to whoever you drive your halberd through this week. It's already a brutal staging of battlefield violence, castle sieges, and arena combat, but the new update will now let players add a touch of color to their bloodthirsty warriors.

Free gift copies of War of the Roses: Kingmaker sent to players today, Paradox seeks new recruits

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets another free Steam weekend and slashed prices

Ian Birnbaum at

The excellent indie medieval melee game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is calling up its bannermen and raising new armies with a combination Steam deal and free play weekend. From right now until May 27, Chivalry is 66% off, and you can download the full game for free and play all weekend before you decide to buy it.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will get mod tools before "too long"

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In his third community Q&A session, Torn Banner president Steve Piggott reveals that mod tools are incoming for first-person hack & slasher Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. "It's in the works," Piggott says, when asked about the status and ETA of the tools. "I wouldn't expect it to be too long. I don't want to give an exact date on that, but we are closing in on it."

He also explores other plans for the game's continued development, including gore. Because apparently, "there's never enough gore for some people." Sickos.


Blade Symphony trailer shows dueling, slash-dancing swordsmen

Omri Petitte at

What's slash dancing, you ask? It's my term for the act of spinning on one's back and head like a rug-burning dervish as you swing a sword up, down, upside-down, and everywhere else in Puny Human's Blade Symphony. Symphony's one-on-one affairs of honor are stylized, third-person measures of agility and timing reminiscent of the PS1's Bushido Blade and old-school lightsaber fencing in Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare low-grav combat is loud, hilarious

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When assaulting a keep in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a throaty battle cry is appropriate—it keeps the adrenaline pumping as you cut down your foes. When flailing at plated footmen sailing through the air because of a low-gravity server modification, yelling takes on a whole different, comedic purpose. See (and hear) for yourself in this video.


Chivalry's lead developer explains why Torn Banner prioritised free content over paid DLC

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare recently updated with a huge content patch, adding in 13 new maps, an arena mode, and a selection of weapons with which to bash any knights who say neEOOW MY FACE AND LIMBS! In an interview with Destructoid, Torn Banner's Steve Piggot explained the thinking behind their generosity.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets huge content update, adds maps, modes and weapons for free

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The latest patch for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare may not add anything as grand and regal as Brian Blessed, but developer Torn Banner understands what fans of the online dismemberment simulator really want: bludgeonings. Along with two modes and 13 maps, this huge content update brings a selection of brutal new weapons, including polehammers, flails and heavy flails. Things are going to get messy.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare holds free weekend on Steam, cuts price in half

Phil Savage at

Amazingly, if you're looking for a medieval multiplayer FPS (that's first person slasher), you have two choices available to you. Paradox's War of the Roses may have called in Scottish back-up, but Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is reinforcing with an open recruitment drive. This weekend you can play the game for free on Steam and, if you find decapitating knights to your liking, buy it for half its usual price. Naturally, there's a new trailer to show off the brutal combat.


Indie and Mod DB narrows top 100 nominations for pick of the year

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Choosing the best thing out of a pile of really good things is always a tough decision, but hey, we're used to it. You too can participate in the careful choicemaking by voting for your favorite mod and indie game of the year over at Mod DB and Indie DB, where the top 100 nominations were just plucked from a gargantuan pool of over 9,000 mods and 5,500 indies.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare trailer sets release date with reverse cut thrust

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Nothing rumbles like the metal mosh pit of a medieval scrap in full swing. After a successful Kickstarter run, Torn Banner's Chivalry: Medieval Warfare expanded upon its origins as a Half-Life 2 mod into a standalone first-person multiplayer slasher with blood-soaked jerkins and jerks soaking in blood. Chivalry's latest trailer, comprised entirely of in-game footage, blasts the mayhem of battle into your eyeballs before revealing an October 16 release date. Have a look inside, but we heartily recommend augmenting your viewing experience with the thrash-metal riff of your choice.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare marches onto Kickstarter

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Personally, I find that the First Person Maiming People With Axes (FPMPwA) genre has been vastly under-served for too long. Luckily, games like Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and War of the Roses are charging in to fill the gap. Torn Banner Studios, the guys behind Chivalry, have launched a Kickstarter to get their engine of war going.


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare trailer shows olde FPS dueling, decapitations

Evan Lahti at

Man, this looks good. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a remake of Source mod Age of Chivalry, and it'll be out this year. When I spoke with some of the lords of Torn Banner at GDC, they talked a lot about one of their modes: Team Objective. "All the objectives you are given have a real and true meaning in the context of the battle. Because let's face it, if a medieval army sets out to capture a city or village, they don't just 'secure the area,' they rip the place apart, and we wanted players to have that experience as well," Steve Piggott, President at Torn Banner, told me. "So no more capture point A then capture point B."

Peasants will also be killed (and/or rescued), thank goodness. "So if you are raiding a medieval village then your objective will be to burn the houses and kill the peasants. If you're besieging a castle your objective is to push a battering ram up to the gate and smash it in. And each map in Team Objective has multiple stages so once you breach the walls you might have to push deeper into the castle and slay the enemy king in the throne room or rescue an imprisoned ally."

Chivalry's website is over here.