So, Just What Is Kingdom Under Fire II?

By Eugene . June 18, 2014 . 2:29pm

 

Online RPG/Real-Time Strategy game Kingdom Under Fire II is finally beginning to see the light of day. It’s got its open beta on PC in Asia (in English), and has also been announced as a free-to-play title for Sony’s PlayStation 4.

 

But really, what’s this game by developer Blueside all about? And why did it take it almost six years (the game was announced in 2008) to arrive? The gist of it is that on the surface, Kingdom Under Fire II is like any other massively multiplayer online RPG you’ve played. : Pick a character, such as the Berzerker, Gunslinger or Spellsword, go forth and smack stuff in the face till it falls over.

 

But that’s only on the surface.

 

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The twist here is that Kingdoms Under Fire II introduces AI armies into the mix—some of them controlled by you. You can send them to attack, defend or move into areas and automatically engage anything standing. This is done from a top-down, zoomed-out perspective.

 

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You’ll be able to train your battalions and then level them up into bigger, badder, better guys, with their own skills and abilities to boot. They still aren’t as badass as you though.

 

You take these guys into certain fights, such as Invasion  Mode’s (which you can see here) 16 players co-op, and player-versus-player fights. Think Dynasty Warriors in an online setting and you’re getting there.

 

If you’re interested, the English PC version of Kingdom Under Fire II is out in open beta now in Asia, and the full game will be coming to PlayStation 4 sometime in the next year or so.


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  • Crevox

    According to the thumbnail, it’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    • Kornelious

      Ha, beat me to it :P

  • The Watcher

    That Thumbnail

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Kingdom Under Fantasy II??

    • GameTaco

      Lightning really is finding ways to appear in every game~

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Wolfenstein: Lightning Orders Nazis – Final Fantasy XIII-4

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      I wouldn’t mind a musical combat MMO. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t function but hey, what do I know?

      BTW KURONEKO WAS THE BEST GIRL!

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        I agree, Kuroneko is the best.

      • GameTaco

        If done right, it could be revolutionary. Have you been following Anthymn? It’s kinda fallen silent since February following a disappointing Kickstarter campaign, but the developers are working on a prototype anyway and might try it again.

        A game where not only is actual musical composition utilitzed in non-melee classes, but milestones are marked with players creating their own music? Parties and raid groups comprised of full orchestras fighting boss monsters that have their own theme music and tempo? Something like this should be making more waves~

  • Slickyslacker

    …Lightning?

    waifu?

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I like what I see so far. They have my attention =)

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Change the image to that of a sexy Spellsword, You’ll get much more views :3
    God, can’t believe I finished the entire school and found a job while waiting for this…

    • Janrabbit

      “I finished the entire school”… you sure you finished ;) *jokes*

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Oh, err… I was done with it. Yeah… Weather or not school was finished with me is not relevant. *cough* :3

  • Masa

    Um….why is the thumbnail of Ms no personality?

  • http://psvitareviews.net/ Trent Berlinger

    I love how the thumbnail you have for this from the normal site is from Theatrhythm Curtain Call

  • Tom_Phoenix

    It sounds like an MMO version of Dynasty Warriors.

  • Warboss Aohd

    i am excited for this, wish i could play as an Orc, Ogre, etc. But oh well, The games on the original xbox were excellent and if this is anything like that, i’ll be happy.

  • Red Antares

    At this rate we are going to get KuF II before an english release of Blade & Soul. :(

    • Ren Yuumei

      I completely forgot about that game till yoyusaid something….damn

  • KoRLumen

    Wow, it looks good. Hope it plays good, too.

  • subsamuel01

    Looks really good, might as well give it a shot when it comes to PS4.

  • Teepo 64

    I really wanted this to be a game I could play offline. I’m hoping.

  • roockie112

    I just hope Is not a monthly fee game

  • Learii

    I can’t wait

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    How does one try the Asia version? There’s an IP block. Should I use a VPN?

  • princepeach

    I don’t think I’ve more disappointed over how a long delayed game ended up turning out than this. Time to bust out the OG Xbox for some real KUF

  • Kornelious

    This looks really good! And it’s gonna be a F2P game!?…. I hope t won’t be P2W because the game looks like it has a lot of potential……

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