Kite Games and THQ Nordic reveal The Valiant for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC
Developer Kite Games and publisher THQ Nordic have revealed The Valiant for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam, Epic). It is an action real-time strategy game with RPG elements that features a story-driven single player campaign with 15 missions. The game will also includes cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. The Valiant is scheduled to release some time in 2022.
Although The Valiant is a RTS, it does not have base building. Players will be focusing on what kinds of heroes they want to deploy into battle. They can modify their skills and equipment; each hero possesses three unique skill trees.
Single player missions have story cinematics, multiple difficulty levels, and narrated journals. Multiplayer consists of either playing together in the game's three-player Last Man Standing Mode that is The Valiant's equivalent to a horde mode. Players have to hold out against enemy waves together, as they level up their heroes. The competitive multiplayer option come in 1-vs-1 or 2-vs-2 variants that consists of players taking control points from one another.
Check out the Announcement Trailer and Gameplay Trailer for the Valiant down below, along with its first screenshots.
"Thou shalt champion the forces of Justice and Prevail against Evil” is the 10th commandment of chivalry - and what drives Theoderich von Akenburg, the hero of our story. One of his former brothers-in-arms, Ulrich, has become obsessed with re-uniting Aaron’s rod, an ancient and mysterious relic, and is on a reckless crusade through Europe and the Holy Land to find the missing pieces. If Ulrich succeeds, the world will face grave consequences. Theoderich had vowed to never take up arms again, but chivalry forces him to embark on the holy quest to stop Ulrich, gathering new loyal companions along the way.
The Valiant is an upcoming action-RTS with RPG elements, designed to bring a fresh experience to players wanting something new in the genre. Focused on more tactical combat with smaller forces, players encounter a sweeping, story-driven campaign where each mission’s challenge is unique. Decisions both on and off the battlefield count, as players will want to select their forces carefully for each mission (no base building here!), as well as decide the skills and equipment given to each hero. With three unique skill trees per hero, there are plenty of options to explore when finding the playstyle that fits best, and Valiant’s fast-paced, melee-centric combat will give new challenges to even the most veteran RTS player
The Valiant also offers two different multiplayer modes: competitive and cooperative. While the game's campaign is designed as a single-player experience, 3 friends can enjoy the Last Man Standing mode together and hold their ground against waves of enemies, including mini-bosses and bosses. Success will be rewarded with experience to level up the selected hero, granting new skills and better stats for future challenges. The PVP mode offers 1vs1 or 2v2 scenarios that consist of swift and thrilling clashes as players capture control points and build up their forces. As players earn more victories, they’ll be able to unlock a wide range of visual customization that can be leveraged throughout the game experience.
Gather your forces! The hour of battle is upon you!