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Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders is coming soon to PC

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It took ten years for Kingdom Under Fire 2 to come to PC, and it was almost worth the wait. We won't have quite that much of a wait for Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders: Developer Blueside announced today that the action-RTS, first released in 2004 for the original Xbox, is coming soon to PC.

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders pits the Human Alliance against the Dark Legion in a real-time battle for control of Bersia. Players can take control of two nations from each side, controlling armies and individual heroes who have the power to turn the tide of battle. The PC release will have full keyboard and mouse support (or you can stick with a controller for that old-time Xbox feeling) and HD resolutions, but will otherwise be "an unchanged authentic port to PC that gives players the experience they had upon release."

That experience may be dated—16 years is an awfully long time for a videogame, although RTSes tend to hold up better than many other genres—but it was a very good one in its day: The Xbox edition of Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders holds an 81 aggregate score on Metacritic.

A release date for Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders on PC hasn't been set, but Blueside said it's expected out sometime in the first quarter of 2020, so by the end of March—just a couple of months away. While you wait, you can find out more about the game at blueside.net.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.