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For The King is free on Epic Games Store, next week's game revealed

Published: 16:42, 23 April 2020
IronOak Games
World map view from For The King
For The King, map view

As the offer for Just Cause 4 and Wheels of Aurelia ticked down, it's time for a new freebie. So, Epic's free game of the week is For The King by IronOak Games.

"For The King is a challenging blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements. Each playthrough is unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Explore Fahrul in either single player, local, or online co-op", the official description reads. 

If that happens to be too dry, let us paint a clearer picture - you'll be traversing the map in a manner similar to 4X strategies, along with turn-based and roll-dependent individual combat characteristic of turn-based RPG mechanics. 

For The King's procedural maps, quests and events ensure that subsequent playthroughs stay fresh, and the game's general vibe is quite relaxing, lending itself well to lengthy play sessions. 

Additionally, each playthrough will have you unlocking something to help you onwards, which may easily be the difference between being victorious and starting over.

Don't let the whimsical appearance fool you though - For The King can be quite difficult at times, and you'll eventually find yourself strategising and pondering your every move. 

Developed by IronOak Games and published by Curve Digital, For The King launched on 19 April 2018. If you prefer looking at reviews before you take the plunge, you should know Steam reviews are Mostly Positive, with many praising the game's tabletop feel and co-op capabilities.

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Epic Games also revealed their next week's offer, which will feature two games. The first one is Amnesia: The Dark Descent by Frictional Games, the studio you're probably familiar with from their exquisite work on Soma, and Crashlands, an action-adventure RPG by Butterscotch Shenanigans. 

You can pick up For The King on the Epic Games Store .

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