Action strategy game Lornsword Winter Chronicle, developed by the former Creative Assembly developers at Tower Five, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October, the developer announced.
Starting today at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET, Xbox Insider Program members can participate in previewing and providing feedback on the Lornsword Winter Chronicle demo.
Lornsword Winter Chronicle first launched for PC via Stema Early Access in May 2019.
Here is an overview of the game, via Tower Five:
Lornsword Winter Chronicle combines real-time strategy gameplay with an engaging narrative and a direct and action-based control system designed with a gamepad in mind. Players take control of Corun, a young Lornknight placed in command of the small fortified town of Tulza in the southern province of the Lorn Empire. Explore a desolate, harsh world of snow and ice where clashes with rival factions are commonplace in the quest for dominance. In order to build your army and military strength, you’ll have to erect bases, gather food, and earn money to keep your forces adequately stocked.
Battles are fast and frenetic as combatants clash on a dynamic battlefield. Lornsword is a world where blades and bayonets clash with the dark magic of priests and shadow weavers, and where skilled range attacks by arrow or matchlock rifle deal damage from afar.
Drop-in local co-op allows players to bring in a friend to face the onslaught of oppressors. Players can diversify their attack strategy as they mete out battlefield justice up close and personal with their hero or summon their soldiers to attack a specific target in heated clashes.
All of this is supported by a rousing orchestral score by Hungarian composer Thomas-Adam Habuda, whose previous work includes promotional music tracks for 20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel and more recently Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame
As any good tactician knows, an army marches on its stomach; resources to feed, equip and finance an army can be expanded through exploring the vast landscape and capturing farms and gold mines. A delicate balance is essential to time spent on exploration, resource management and combat.
Watch the console announcement trailer below.