A Story Driven Action Strategy Game Made For a Gamepad
La Rochelle, France – October 23rd – Former Creative Assembly developers at independent studio Tower Five today announced that their story-driven fantasy action-strategy game Lornsword Winter Chronicle is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Lornsword Winter Chronicle combines real-time strategy gameplay with an engaging narrative and a direct, action-based control system designed for a gamepad. A dynamic battlefield means battles are hard fought affairs, where blade and shot will be traded in kind as rival factions battle for power and control. Lornsword Winter Chronicle tells the story of an age where the dark magic of priests and shadow weavers clashes with the skilled range attacks of arrows and matchlock rifles in fierce combat.
Players take control of Corun, a Lornknight placed in command of the small fortified town of Tulza in the southern province of the Lorn Empire. As the Lornknight in charge your survival depends on your leadership skills to build bases, gather food and supplies and utilize mines for gold to fund your army.
However, the hardships of combat need not be suffered alone, Lornsword Winter Chronicle’s drop-in local co-op allows players to bring in a friend to take the fight to any oppressors. You will also need to keep a keen eye on resources in order to feed and equip your army in an ever demanding economy as your base expands. Lornsword Winter Chronicle is a game where exploration, combat and resource management go hand in hand.
“Lornsword Winter Chronicle is real-time strategy game built specifically for gamepad controls. Rarely do console players get an opportunity where this control mechanism is built into the fabric of the design from the outset in an RTS”, said Renaud Charpentier, Game Director at Tower Five. “The game provides players with a great combination of combat, resource management and base building with a narrative that will keep them enthralled for hours.”
Lornsword Winter Chronicle also features a rousing orchestral score by Hungarian composer Thomas-Adam Habuda, whose previous work includes promotional music tracks for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and more recently Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Coinciding with the console launch, Lornsword Winter Chronicle will also come out of Steam Early Access, unleashing the full adventure upon PC players.
About Tower Five
Tower Five is an independent video games studio created in 2017, in La Rochelle, France, by a team of experienced game industry veterans, primarily from Creative Assembly. Co-founders are Renaud Charpentier, focusing on design and storytelling, Mattijs van Delden, handling technology, Nicolas Frath, bringing art to life, and Horacio Cassinelli as the concept artist and illustrator of Lornsword. The studio motto “Ars est celare artem” embodies their will to make players forget that they are playing a game and are fully immersed in the player experience thanks to smooth gameplay, evocative art and narrative all of which is supported by solid technology.
About Thomas-Adam Habuda
Thomas-Adam Habuda is a self taught composer from Hungary. Thomas has worked on a number of games and one of the most notable one was ‘Heroes of Newerth’ by S2 Games where he was responsible for all of the character themes. His music has also been featured in the theatrical/Tv promotional campaigns of movies like the 3 times Academy Award nominee ‘Brooklyn’, Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’, Netflix’s ‘The OA: Part II’, 20th Century Fox ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and recently for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ among a variety of others. In 2018 one of his piano performances was featured in the Opening Ceremony for the ‘Winter Olympics’. His music has been recorded by large 125 piece orchestras in Prague, Bulgaria and the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.