Blueside Brings Kingdom Under Fire II To PlayStation 3

By Spencer . November 18, 2010 . 9:26am

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Korean developer Blueside has had a long standing partnership with Microsoft. All of their Kingdom Under Fire games were published by Microsoft Game Studios internationally.

 

Kingdom Under Fire II, however, is also in development for PlayStation 3. Sony Computer Entertainment Korea announced the game during G-Star. This will be Blueside’s first game on a Sony console. The president of the company attributed the decision due to the PlayStation 3′s versatile network functionality.

 

Unlike Circle of Doom, this is a true successor to the Kingdom Under Fire series with large scale wars and a MMORPG mode, which Blueside hasn’t said much about. There’s still plenty of time for announcements since Kingdom Under Fire II is slated for Q1 2012 in Korea.

 

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  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Wow I didnt even know that there was a Sony Computer Entertainment of Korea. Speaking of Korea, I used to love playing in Seoul Korea in Sim City 3000 Unlimited, it is such a striking city. It is definitely one of the spots on my eventual trip around the world dream trip that I aim to make someday.

    It seems like it is like Last Remnant maybe?

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I never knew there was a Seoul, Korea for Sim City. But then again I stopped playing after 2000.

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        Sim City 3000 and Sim City 3000 Unlimited was the best of the series. Sim City 4 seemed buggy, but, I liked the scenarios and such in SC 3000. They even had the landmark Seoul Tower…hm, now Im in the mood to boot the game up. Sim City and The Sims are my games, though…Will Wright is such a creative genius with those two games, best videogame designer of all time, hands down, absolutely no questions asked!

    • cj_iwakura

      This is more like a full-3d Dragon Force. That is very high praise coming from me.

  • SlashZaku

    Eurogamer has an article that points out that Microsoft’s Live Policies are once again a factor here.

    Either way, KUF was one of those franchises that caught my eye and got me to buy the original Xbox. Andriasang’s article on this points out that they’re looking to include characters ‘representative of the PlayStation brand”. Kratos?

    • malek86

      From what I’ve noticed, the series has a very complex storyline. I don’t know if they can just put a “foreign” character in there and call it a day, like in Soul Calibur.

      Unless it’s just a skin or something.

      • SlashZaku

        If that’s what they’re going for, they’ll shoehorn a story together. Cross-overs seem to be a ‘craze’ nowadays. Not too keen on the whole thing myself cause most of the time, the characters end up out of place (Star Wars characters in SC).

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          Kenshiro

  • malek86

    I only played COD (no, it’s not that COD), and I thought it was ok. However, I also know it’s very different from the rest of the series. I would be interested in trying out the previous games. I hear Crusaders works with the 360.However, since this is a MMO, my interest for this one is very very low. Also, it’s gonna have monthly fees. That’s the unofficial reason why they went for the PS3 – Microsoft is difficult to convince in that regard. I wonder if it will still appear on 360. Would seem a waste to just can it, since they said development of the 360 version was already completed.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      But the article notes “MMORPG *mode*, which Blueside hasn’t said much about.” Doesn’t that mean there’s a single player campaign mode or something, and the MMO aspect might not be the focus? Aside from Microsoft wanting a chunk of the subscription fees, LIVE is what’s considered a “closed environment” that prevents other companies from using running their own servers and patches for MMOs.

      I don’t play MMOs either, PC or otherwise, so I do hope single player is a focus.

      • malek86

        I’m not sure, but until today, I’ve never seen a subscription-based MMORPG that also had a free single-player story mode too. Maybe I’m forgetting something, but I’m pretty positive about it.From what I heard from other fans tho, it seems like Blueside will make it MMO for PC, and generic multiplayer for 360, that way they’ll avoid the whole problem with Microsoft (however, that would seem a bit weird, since people could just get the 360 version to avoid paying the fee). I don’t know where the PS3 version would end up, but I guess it would be a MMO. After all, it’s the reason they’re doing it. The fans also insist that there’s going to be a story mode, but I’m not so sure about that. The Eurogamer article explicitly states “no offline”. Maybe it would be a story mode online. In that case, I still don’t care.Oh, and if it’s a MMO, I guess every user will be Regnier, lol. Maybe I should be Kendal then.

  • Zal_Yagun

    There is a single player mode, but The mutiplayer mode is an MMORPG for PC, the xbox will work with rooms. Most the footage shown is from the PC mutiplayer. It’s a upgrade from The crusaders or heroes system, at least for the 360

    And Circle of doom was boring as hell, this coming from a dynasty warriors fan, I regret buying that even at $10

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