Project Three Interactive (Limmen, The Netherlands) announced today that the highly anticipated fantasy RPG for PC 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' has completed development and will ship to retail stores around October 1st 2004 across Europe.
'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' combines accessible hack & slash gameplay with an engaging adventure storyline, perfect for fans of the RPG genre. The game features game mechanics for healing and character customization that set the game apart from others in the genre - easy to learn, yet rewarding to master.
Project Three COO Erik Schreuder said: "We picked up this promising project about 10 months ago and have been very enthusiastic about the direction it has taken since. We are glad we have given the game the time it needed to mature and are now really proud of the final result. We are confident that RPG fans all over the world will really enjoy the game. I'd like to add that we are very pleased that we will simultaneously release the English, German, French, Spanish and Italian version at the same time."
Peter Nagy of 3D People added: "Thanks to the years of effort we put in, as well as the assistance by International Hobo and Project Three, I think we have succeeded in creating a really exciting new breed of RPG, mixing traditional elements with well thought out gameplay additions. I am really curious to hear the first feedback from the many RPG players out there."
Chris Bateman, MD of International Hobo is also pleased with the project. "There has been a decline in releases of computer RPGs, probably because of the expense involved in developing this style of game. However, the fan base is still out there, and we hope we have designed and scripted a game that RPG fans will find refreshingly different."
'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' Storyline
Set in the world of the Heretic Kingdoms, a world where God is dead and religion heresy, you are cast as a young female inquisitor, working to stamp out the last remnants of religion. On instructions to destroy a relic the Inquisition considers a significant threat, you are drawn into a conflict between two warring secret societies - a conspiracy of mages whose goal is true power and a shadowy cult who seeks to resurrect the Dead God.
As the story progresses, you will be placed in an amoral world and left to decide your own morality. Just like the real world, your actions have consequences and it is up to you to decide if you can live with them or not. Play as an altruistic heroine, a vicious and selfish egotist or just a woman trying to get her job done - your actions will lead you to one of six different endings depending on where you decide your loyalties lie. Will you crush religion underfoot or become its saviour? Only you can decide.
'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' Developers
'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' has been in development for 3 years by young and talented Slovakian studio 3D People and will be published in Europe by Project Three Interactive during October 2004. 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' features an engaging storyline written by a script team lead by critically acclaimed writer-designer Chris Bateman (Discworld Noir, Ghost Master), as well as uniquely immersive game mechanics designed by Chris' infamous International Hobo team.
About Project Three Interactive
Project Three Interactive is an innovative publisher of PC Games. The company was founded in 2000 in the Netherlands and has shown a steady growth since. Its quality products are being distributed through a vast and growing quality network of international partners all over the globe with the emphasis on Europe.
Project Three has a history of giving young and talented developers a chance to show their worth; at the same time, with the acquisition of Project Three Interactive Studio AB in Malmö Sweden, the Project Three Group has integrated game development and publishing activities under one umbrella, thus securing a steady flow of PC games for years to come.