The original Deadliest Warrior games were low-budget, brow-beating affairs for people who sweat easily when they see their Native American warrior lose an arm or a leg and desperately continue on fighting against a Japanese samurai. Well, Deadliest Warrior is back in the game space and it's been latched onto Chivalry, Torn Banner's first-person medieval game.
The original game came out during the stiff holiday season last year where competition is so tight that you would need petroleum jelly to squeeze a game out to the public if you were releasing anything that wasn't a hidden object game or a point-and-click adventure title. Quite naturally Chivalry faced off against Paradox Interactive's War of the Roses, which was also a first-person medieval warfare game.
Both games carried a long and deadly feud with one another, with a lot of people not being able to tell the difference between the two. Well, joining forces with SpikeTV's Deadliest Warrior will certainly add some distinction to Torn Banner Studios' Chivalry, given that many of the famous warriors and weapons featured on the show will make an appearance in the game.
For now, the trailer only advertises samurai and Spartans, but that should be enough to keep people slightly entertained until they add ninjas, vikings and monks. Oh man, can you imagine playing a monk and punching people in the chest and ripping out their hearts, Mortal Kombat style? That would be pretty awesome.
Based on the brief description, one might presume that there will be multiple expansion packs featuring different warriors and locations. I can easily imagine that they could use this method to keep expanding and extending the game with new features, modes, warriors, weapons and armor. If done correctly it's not a bad way to manage DLC. Also, it might be faster than waiting for total conversion mods, like the ones for Mount & Blade, which are really cool but most of them took several years to complete (or get near to completion).
If you're still a little foggy on this whole Chivalry business, no worries. There's a video below that gives you a really good idea of what the game is all about. You pick the map, you pick your class, you join some friends and then you slash and hack the living crap out of your opponents. It's pretty simple and the concept lends itself well to the Deadliest Warrior motif.
You can learn more about Chivalry by paying a visit to the game's official website.