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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the new game coming to switch

Published: 20:23, 10 June 2021
Warhorse Studios
Kingdom Come: Deliverance coming to switch

It's always a pleasure seeing a good game coming to another platform, as it means that the period of experiencing it for the first time will start anew in the platform's userbase, adding to the fanbase's community and discussions.

Henry, the son of a blacksmith, is a youth in the lands of Bohemia. A province of The Holy Roman Empire, from the medieval ages. Henry spends his days idling his time around the village where he lives, spending time in the tavern with his friends, and being a surprisingly relatable young adult with ambitious goals in life and parents that advise him to take up something more realistic, such as his father's blacksmithing trade.

His life, however, is turned upside down. When delivering a sword his father made for the local lord, the village is overrun by mercenaries, killing his parents in the process. Henry escapes by the skin of his teeth, and that is where his adventure begins.

Voltaire said that The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. In the tumultuous times, the game is set in, the lands are besieged by power struggles among nobles after the death of Emperor Charles IV, roads hide bandits, and common people have to look out for themselves. Henry must make a place for himself in this world, using his wits, and skills he picks up on the way.

The setting of the game is open-world, with many options to choose from. Henry can become a valiant knight, defending the weak, through vigorous training and upright moral code, a trader who amasses power alongside wealth, or an underground criminal operative. The choice lies solely on the player, and, as Henry is a blank slate, some roads are more difficult than others. The combat in the game is well-made, realistic, with every enemy feeling authentic, and not like mere cannon fodder.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is announced to be in development for the Switch, by Kochi Media's Prime Matter.

Warhorse Studios A medieval archer shooting at targets in Kingdom Come: Deliverance Archery training grounds in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

As the world in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is quite expansive, the NPCs developed with each one having their distinct personalities, it will be interesting to see the approach the developers take in adapting the game for switch. The combat system, especially, is developed with consoles and PC in mind, and as one of the game's core mechanics, it will hopefully be able to transition well onto Switch and give Switch users a taste of danger that accompanies freedom.

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