First Person Slasher

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 announced - a historical battle royale for the medieval FPS

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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.

War of the Vikings begins closed alpha testing this week

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Closed alpha news is a bit of a double-edged axe - one that's often found buried in the skull of a person who really wants to participate in the limited access test. For War of the Vikings, though, Paradox are guaranteeing access to the alpha for anyone who owns Fatshark's previous historical first-person slasher, War of the Roses: Kingmaker. That alpha is due to start in a couple of days time, on August 22nd.

Hellraid screenshots show us the denizens of the underworld, then kill them

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Burnt, parried, confined in stocks and decapitated. This brief selection of screenshots for Hellraid, Techland's first person hack 'n slash, are almost enough to make you feel sorry for the necromantic beasties that have arisen from their infernal underworld. Almost, but not quite. The prospect of being the one that's dishing out this holy violence is too enticing for sympathy.

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.

War of the Roses unleashes its most lethal weapon: Brian Blessed

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IT'S HERE! After much anticipation, War of the Roses' Brian Blessed DLC pack has been released. The pack casts the cacophonous thesp into the role of narrator, announcing victories and defeats with his own unique aural assault. I've done you a disservice by not typing the entirety of this opening paragraph in all caps. TO THE VIDEO!

War of the Roses treads Outside the Law with flaming arrows and free weekend

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While we're still waiting on details about War of the Roses' much anticipated (by me) Brian Blessed DLC, Fatshark continue to update their medieval melee FPS in new and interesting ways. The latest content drop, titled Outside the Law, puts a Robin Hood-style twist on the ongoing battle between Lancastrians and Yorkists - adding in flaming arrows and a lush new forest map.

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.