For the King, a unique blend of top-down strategy, turn-based JRPG-inspired combat, and roguelike gameplay is set to leave Early Access in April. Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch users will have to wait until early 2019 to get their hands on the title. Award-winning publisher Curve Digital has partnered with IronOak Games to publish For The King, bringing their expertise as one of the World’s leading publishers of games on PC and consoles.
For The King is the first game from IronOak Games in Vancouver, Canada, formed in 2015 by a team of industry veterans who’ve previously worked on titles such as Sleeping Dogs, Dead Rising and Need For Speed. Driven by a desire to create a game they wanted to play, the founders quit their day jobs specifically to make For The King – and that passion and love helped the game become a huge Kickstarter smash in 2015, before going on to enjoy Steam Early Access success in 2017.
For The King is a blend of many different game types including traditional strategy games, rogue-like mechanics, and JRPG combat systems. It features both a single player experience and the ability to play cooperatively with friends both locally and online. Featuring gorgeous, stylized, low-poly models, the game takes place in the kingdom of Fahrul, where players must explore and battle their way through the fairytale landscapes to discover new places and elude death.
“For The King is a passion project for us and very much an homage to the RPG genre,” said Colby Young, Game Designer of IronOak Games. “Early Access has been great for the game, allowing us to listen to fans and make the game as strong, polished and fun as possible. Now with its full release, and our new publishing deal with Curve, we can’t wait for more players to experience For The King.”
“We’ve been following For The King since its Kickstarter, and we’re extremely excited to announce today that IronOak has become part of the Curve family,” said Jason Perkins, Managing Director of Curve Digital. “The office is full of board game players and we frequently play them in our downtime. To have a title which encompasses this passion is thrilling – we can’t wait for the title to be fully released.”
The once peaceful kingdom of Fahrul is in chaos – the King is dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. With nowhere left to turn and stretched beyond her means, the queen has put out a desperate plea to the citizens of the land to rise up and help stem the tide of impending doom. In For The King, players can choose to create a makeshift party, either splitting up to cover more ground or sticking together for protection. A sound strategy can mean the difference between life and death.
Each playthrough is made unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Players must brave the relentless elements, fight the wicked creatures, sail the seas and delve into the dark underworld. Brutal, turn-based combat unfolds using a unique slot system for attacks and special abilities while herbs can be gathered to heal wounds and cure maladies. Safe camps protect from the horror that nightfall brings but players must remember, they do not do this for the riches or fame but for their village and for their realm. For The King!
For The King will leave Early Access on Steam in early April. To coincide with this, the price will increase to from $14.99 to $19.99. Anyone wishing to purchase For The King now will benefit from the reduced price up until full release.