The Cursed Crusade Won’t Be $60 At Launch

By Spencer . July 14, 2011 . 2:09pm

And that’s because Atlus announced a pre-release price drop. The Cursed Crusade will retail for $39.99 when it comes out on October 11. Don’t let the armored knights mislead you, The Cursed Crusade is not a RPG. It’s actually a medieval brawler.



In a developer diary, Kylotonn explained the swords and weapons you wield in The Cursed Crusade are designed to kill. "As fond of medieval romance as we are, we didn’t want our weapons to bear romantic symbolism. We decided to go in the opposite direction. We wanted to show that a sword from these times was a weapon, a tool used for killing people and that as such, it had no beauty to it at all. Around 1200, soldiers carried swords, and that was not a romantic notion at all. It was no different than carrying a gun. Is a gun romantic? We tend not to think so."


You can’t get too attached to your sword either. Weapons in The Cursed Crusade break so players will have to pry axes and maces from the hands of their fallen enemies.


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  • malek86

    Uhm… I wonder if they actually always planned to sell the game at $40, and pretended this was a pre-release price drop in order to put themselves in a better light… or if they were forced to drop the price due to a perceived lack of interest from the public.


    • I hate to say it, but unless they throw in a soundtrack and art book, this is not something I am planning on buying at launch.  It has $20 or less generic bargain bin game written all over it.

  • It certainly makes me want to buy it at that price… But, i dont think i will, have to many games to get before

  • HistorysGreatestMonster

    Nice of Atlus to do, but this game isn’t one that I’ll be picking up. Catherine, on the other hand, can’t wait for. Make more like that, please.

  • Exkaiser

    “Is a gun romantic?”

    To that, I must say:

    “But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the
    world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself
    one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?'”

    Well do ya, Kylotonn?

    • Guest

      Gunkata is teh sexiness

  • The Burning Crus- H-huh? Wrong game?

  • Guns are totally romantic. Chicks dig desperadoes. Killing tools have been admired for ages.

    However, it’s totally awesome that they put this kind of thought into the game. It really puts in perspective how I’ve been playing games. I tend to keep weapons that look cool, and from there on I get sentimental.

  • If this is a success again ATLUS will probably bring even less JRPGs over. Don’t buy it. If you want it, buy the original english europe release.

    I really don’t like the route ATLUS is taking with bringing english games from europe to the US instead of translating nice japanese niche games.

  • PrinceHeir

    interesting but not my style unfortunately

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