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Thursday - December 23, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - v1.3.1 Patch

by Dhruin, 23:21

Worthplaying has a v1.3.1 patch for King's Bounty: Crossworlds, addressing some fixes and alancing issues:

Attention!!! Delete all mods before the patch installation!

Fixes and updates:

    * Orcs on the March
          o Crash fixed at Assassin's Know Weakness skill.
          o Error fixed at orc shaman's Adrenaline Maximum.
          o Error fixed at spells Poisonous Spit, Black Hole and Soul Draining at the boss arenas.
          o Error fixed at Skeletons' skill Bone Gate at the Arena of Chaos.
          o Description of skills fixed at Rune Mage, Faun and Bone Dragon.
          o Feature Recruiter fixed.
          o A dialogue of Rock Porter fixed, if you don't take quests for spy searching.
    * Defender of the Crown
          o Failure fixed after the defeat in the battle for medals (after the talk with smuggler Hogben).
          o Ancient Ent's skill Summon Swarm doesn't recharge the skill Running now.

Balance updates:

    * Orcs on the March
          o Abilities of the Infernal Dragon were strengthened.
          o The following creatures were strengthened: White Kraken, Fauns, Rune Mages, Goblins, Orc-leaders and Tirexes.
          o Orc-shamans were weakened.
          o The feature Favorite Enemy of humans gets updated in every new battle.
          o The AI of Alchemist and Engineers was updated.
    * Defender of the Crown
          o The enemy hero Mahruk was strengthened.

Additions and upgrades:

    * Orcs on the March
          o Detailed information on the trophies in the Military Academy added; (c) ilih.
          o A specified log during the receipt of Adrenaline by orcs added.
    * General
          o Support of 16:9 format added.
          o New opportunities for game modders added.

Compatible with English Kings Bounty Crossworlds Game of the Year and Kings Bounty Crossworlds (Addon), both retail and digital version. Not compatible with Steam version.

Tuesday - November 30, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Walkthrough @ GameBanshee

by Dhruin, 22:36

GameBanshee writes they have finished their walkthrough for King's Bounty Amoured Princess and Crossworlds.

Tuesday - September 28, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Review @ GameBanshee

by Dhruin, 22:39

King's Bounty: Crossworlds has been reviewed at GameBanshee.  There's no score as usual for them but the text is quite positive.  It's hard to take a good quote on this expansion because of the different elements but here's the summary:

Crossworlds gives the seasoned King's Bounty player and Legend veteran all they would want for trying out new strategies and extending their beloved game for a good long while. For newcomers that want more after King's Bounty: The Legend, Crossworlds is surely the way to go. For those with Armored Princess who are considering the upgrade, ask yourself whether you may want to dabble in level building or if you feel like playing the game again. If the answer to either is yes, Crossworlds would be worth your time.

Wednesday - September 22, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Review Trio

by Dhruin, 10:54

Blue's points out a trio of Crossworlds reviews.  First, Frictionless Insight with a score of 4.5/5:

The new enemies and quests certainly help, but the coolest enhancements of Crossworlds are the orcs (and their compatriots, such as the goblins). The game adds an adrenaline mechanic that makes the orcs play differently from other units. As the orcs battle, they build up adrenaline that can be spent on powerful skills. The more adrenaline, the more powerful the abilities. Interacting with those talents are spells and abilities that can increase or redistribute adrenaline. Playing with an army of orcs is like playing an entirely new adventure in the same setting.

The new quest lines for "Orcs on the March" inserted into Armored Princess are new and exciting, but take time to build up to. Anyone who has already played through Armored Princess needs to be committed to replaying much of the content to experience the best of the additions. But as I said, the orcs make replaying the game even more fun than it already was.

GameSpot says 8/10:

Two new mini-campaigns are the highlights. Because they get to the good stuff fast, both seem aimed at fans of previous King's Bounty games who might not have had the time to devote untold hours to the massive core campaigns. The Champion of the Arena campaign ditches most story elements for an involving tactical experience where you take on one cataclysmic battle after another. Instead of trudging around for hours putting down lots of wolves, undead, goblins, and those funky plant things out of The Little Shop of Horrors, you go right for the gusto against eight towering bosses in the Thousand Emperors arena. You take on huge turtles, condo-size spiders, fat toads, and other ugly beasties that can't even fit on the screen. You get showered with gold, runes, and experience points with every win, but combat is still no walk in the park. Relying solely on hacking and slashing will get you a quick ticket to loserville, so you have to know what you're doing tactically and how to get the most out of spells and special unit abilities. If you don't max out the damage inflicted by your troops on each turn, you lose. There is even some semblance of a plot here, as you can take time out between arena battles to get involved with various guilds of demons, tech-minded dwarves, undead, dull humans, and the like to expand on the roster of available troops.

...and Gaming Nexus goes for a 'B+':

The other short campaign, "Defender of the Crown", features the heroine of Armored Princess, Amelie. Following the events in Armored Princess, Amelie must now complete a series of challenges to earn the titular award. This time around, Amelie faces a series of enemy heroes and their armies, again facing a limited selection of available units and funds. Many of the Defender of the Crown battles take place in some truly unique battlefields, such as one littered with random teleporters or another which begins with the enemy firmly entrenched behind walls. Again, each victory awards Amelie with an accelerated experience award, propelling her through the levels and making for a quick and satisfying (and very replayable) run.

Source: Blues News

Tuesday - September 21, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - v1.0.0.1 Patch

by Dhruin, 21:53

Worthplaying has a patch for KB: Crossworlds and with fixes to the save system, it sounds worth grabbing:

v1.0.0.1 Patch

  • establishes correct loading of saves
  • establishes numbering of saves in the same campaign
  • fixes a crash after a defeat in the first battle in Defender of the Crown
  • fixes a crash in the 'Find Weakness' skill
  • fixes the dialogue lines with Lester on Debir

Compatible with English Kings Bounty Crossworlds Game of the Year and Kings Bounty Crossworlds (Addon), both retail and digital version. Not compatible with Steam version.

Monday - September 20, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Reviews @ GameZone, Computergames.ro

by Dhruin, 20:47

Here's a pair of Kings Bounty: Crossworlds reviews, though both are light on actual gameplay impressions.  GameZone goes for 7/10:

The standalone expansion to King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, titled Crossworlds, packs a wallop that serves as a great follow-up to the original King’s Bounty. Delivering four campaigns including the original, a remixed version of Armored Princess called Orcs on the March, a follow-up to Armored Princess titled Defender of the Crown, and Champion of the Arena, which features a new character named Arthur in arena-style combat, Crossworlds should be inviting enough to bring fans back.

For those who have yet to play through Armored Princess, the defeated demons of the first game make a comeback and wreck havoc on the kingdom. King Mark tasks his daughter Princess Amelie, to travel to the alternate reality of Teana to find her mentor and eight magic stones to save the kingdom, and the world. The Orcs on the March campaign is a carbon copy with only a few different elements to the mix, such as new items, units, spells, quests and skills, making it a glorified DLC rather than a completely reworked story.

...while Computergames.ro has a higher score at 88%:

Regarding the changes brought to the original game, Crossworlds comes with some modifications meant to increase the diversity within the Armored Princess campaign. We have new spells, items and quests, as well as a new tower (The Tower of Eventus), where you have to fight all the way to the top, similarly to what you did in The Legend. There are also new skills, while partially changing some of the existing ones (the Alchemist unit has a new ability instead of Holy Flask if there are no demons or undead in the opposing army).

Source: Blues News

Friday - September 17, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Now Available

by Dhruin, 22:21

Crossworlds has been officially released (not including Steam's mistake, of course):

King's Bounty: CROSSWORLDS AVAILABLE
Award-winning tactical RPG saga continues

MOSCOW, Russia - September 17, 2010 - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company and Katauri Interactive announced today that King’s Bounty: Crossworlds is now available for purchase. This expansion includes a massive update to the award-winning King’s Bounty: Armored Princess along with two new campaigns, dozens of quests, items, spells, creatures and a full-scale game editor.

King’s Bounty: Crossworlds is available in three different editions:

·         King’s Bounty: Platinum Edition. This edition features King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, plus all the new content and the original King’s Bounty: the Legend.

·         King’s Bounty: Crossworlds Game of the Year Edition. This edition is a standalone version containing King’s Bounty: Armored Princess and all the new content.

·         King’s Bounty: Crossworlds. This edition requires a previously installed version of King’s Bounty: Armored Princess and adds all the new content, including campaigns and game editor.

The King’s Bounty series is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and RPG elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The main hero and the army of companions, travel across a huge continent visiting dozens of different locations. The player will control their character in real-time mode while communicating with NPCs, collecting resources and recruiting an army, while all battles take place in classic turn-based mode with a strong emphasis on tactical elements.

King’s Bounty: Crossworlds can be purchased from www.1cpublishing.com, Steam, GamersGate, Direct2Drive, Impulse and other major online distribution stores. Retail release dates will vary depending on the territories.

More information about the game is available at www.kings-bounty.com.

Monday - September 13, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Review @ Eurogamer.de

by Dhruin, 11:55

Eurogamer.de has a German review of King's Bounty: Crossworlds, for those with the appropriate language skills.  With a score of 9/10, they obviously like it a lot.

Saturday - September 11, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Screens @ Worthplaying

by Dhruin, 22:11

Worthplaying has 14 screens from King's Bounty: Crossworlds on offer.

Wednesday - September 01, 2010

KB: Crossworlds - Sept 17 Release Date

by Dhruin, 22:10

1C has announced King's Bounty: Crossworlds will be available from September 17:

MOSCOW, Russia — September 1, 2010 — Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company and Katauri Interactive announced today the release of King’s Bounty: Crossworlds, a new game in the award-winning King’s Bounty series.

The title will be released on September 17, 2010 and features a massive update to King’s Bounty: Armored Princess (Orcs on the March) along with two new campaigns, dozens of new quests, new items, spells and creatures.

Fans of the King’s Bounty series will be thrilled to see their requests were answered as King’s Bounty: Crossworlds also includes a full-scale game editor.

As in the multi-award winning 1st game, the player has many options to battle both new and old enemies. Various skills and abilities, as well as a flying steed, will help to overcome the hordes attacking the kingdom. The Princess is also accompanied by her tamed dragon, the dragon will do its best to protect the Princess during the battles, starting with simple attacks and finishing with fire breathing and volcano summoning.

King’s Bounty: Crossworlds features:

  • 2 brand new campaigns (Champion of the Arena with boss battles in a gladiatorial tournament and Defender of the Crown with battles in unique tactical arenas with a random selection of enemies and allies)
  • Orcs on the March – extensive update to the original King’s Bounty: Armored Princess
  • New creatures to slay or use in combat
  • 70 new items, 8 new item sets, including one for the pet dragon and 3 component artifacts.
  • 7 new quests allow players to continue their journey
  • 50 new abilities and skills
  • 13 new spells
  • Game Editor for King's Bounty: Armored Princess


There will be three versions of the game available:

  • King’s Bounty: Crossworlds Platinum Edition – contains King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, all the new content, plus the original King’s Bounty: The Legend.
  • King’s Bounty: Crossworlds Game of the Year Edition - contains King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, all the new elements and is a standalone product.
  • And finally as a present to our longtime fans the last version - King’s Bounty: Crossworlds – requires an installed version of King’s Bounty: Armored Princess and adds in all the new features, campaigns and the editor.
  • KB: Crossworlds - Review @ RPS

    by Dhruin, 10:38

    Alec Meer has penned a Wot I Think review of Kings Bounty: Crossworlds.  Ultimately it ends up his favourite KB title but not without some criticism and boredom:

    I wish Crossworlds did more, especially given the melodramatic title. It’s showing us the same core stuff, the same core places and the same core fights, and I really need it to move on after three years. But this is as far as it could sensibly push what it is capable of, and it goes much further than Armoured Princess, the staid and unambitious middle-child of this vital series, ever did.

    As such, it’s the title I’m going to nod to whenever anyone asks me which KB game to pick up. It mightn’t have the anecdotal power of the first, but that surprise delight was also hamstrung by a dreary, grindy second half. Crossworlds is a game you can tackle in peppy chunks, enjoying a series of fresh experiences rather than one over-long one. This is the status quo-perverting wonder that made King’s Bounty sing, now extended to its strategy rather than just its setting. It might cling to safety in the broadest sense, but it’s impossibly clever and cartoonish where it matters.

    Tuesday - August 24, 2010

    Crossworlds - Trailer @ Strategy Infomer

    by Dhruin, 09:16

    There's a 1.41 trailer for King's Bounty: Crossworlds over at Strategy Informer with a collage of quick-fire scenes.

    Thanks, darksavant!

    Wednesday - June 09, 2010

    Crossworlds - Screens @ Worthplaying

    Monday - May 24, 2010

    King's Bounty: Crossworlds - New Expansion Announced

    by Myrthos, 13:45

    Today we received word from 1C that a new expansion to King's Bounty: Armored princess is in development named Crossworlds. The biggest news in this epansion is probably that a game editor will be available allowing new content to be added.

    Here is the press release:

    King's Bounty: Crossworlds in Development

    Expansion Pack Announced for the Multi-Award Winning Title

     MOSCOW, Russia - May 24, 2010 - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company and Katauri Interactive today announced the development of King's Bounty: Crossworlds, a stand-alone expansion to the award-winning King's Bounty: Armored Princess.

    The expansion features two new campaigns and a massive expansion to King's Bounty: Armored Princess, dozens of new quests, new items, spells and creatures.  Fans of the King's Bounty series will be thrilled to see their requests were answered as King's Bounty: Crossworlds will also include a full-scale game editor.  As in the multi-award winning 1st game, the player has many options to battle both new and old enemies. Various new skills and abilities, as well as a flying steed, will help to overcome the hordes attacking the kingdom. The Princess is also accompanied by her tamed dragon, at the very beginning it is small, but its abilities develop steadily until it becomes an incredible ally. The dragon will do its best to protect the Princess during the battles, starting with simple attacks and finishing with fire breathing and volcano summoning.

    King's Bounty: Crossworlds features:

    • 2 brand new campaigns (Champion of the Arena with boss battles in a gladiatorial tournament and Defender of the Crown with battles in unique tactical arenas with a random selection of enemies and allies).
    • Massive expansion of the original King's Bounty: Armored Princess - Orcs on the March, featuring new units, spells and quests.
    • New creatures to slay or use in combat.
    • 70 new items, 8 new item sets, including one for the pet dragon and 3 component artifacts.
    • 7 new quests allow players to continue their journey.
    • 50 new abilities and skills.
    • 13 new spells.
    • Game Editor for King's Bounty: Armored Princess.
    The King's Bounty series are adventure games with tactical turn-based battles and RPG elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The character and their army of companions travel across a huge continent, visiting dozens of different locations all connected to each other. Communicating with NPCs, collecting resources and recruiting an army the player will control their character in real-time mode, while all battles take place in classic turn-based mode with a strong emphasis on tactical elements. King's Bounty: Crossworlds release is scheduled for Q3 2010.  More information about the game can be found at www.kings-bounty.com

    Information about

    King's Bounty: Crossworlds

    Developer: Katauri Interactive

    SP/MP: Single-player
    Setting: Fantasy
    Genre: Strategy-RPG
    Combat: Turn-based
    Play-time: Unknown
    Voice-acting: Unknown

    Regions & platforms
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    · Homepage
    · Platform: PC
    · Released at 2010-09-17
    · Publisher: 1C Company