Mordhau, the medieval multiplayer melee, gets release date for this month

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Medieval multiplayer hack-and-slasher Mordhau (opens in new tab) will be out on April 29, developer Triternion has announced.

Mordhau offers both 64-player brawls and small-scale fights, and you'll take part in castle sieges, cavalry charges, and horde-style combat against waves of AI enemies. Its battle royale mode will see you start with just your fists and compete to be the last player standing on a large map, while the circle closes in. 

It will also have a conquest-style Frontline mode, which is where you'll find the sieges and horse combat. Two teams compete on a large map, capturing enemy control points in a linear order. The end goal is to reach and take the other side's base.

It promises plenty of customization, both in approach to combat—you can be an archer or a bruiser with a two-handed sword—and over how your character looks. You make weapons out of smaller parts, and you can choose different individual armor pieces.

As someone who loved Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (opens in new tab), this is one that I'm excited about. The Steam page (opens in new tab) doesn't yet have a price but the full game was unlocked with a $25 pledge on the game's Kickstarter page (opens in new tab), which ended up raising nearly $300,000.

Watch the trailer above if you want to see some gameplay footage.

Thanks, VG247 (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.