The brainchild of ex-Creative Assembly developers, looking to bring their own flair to the action-strategy genre, Lornsword Winter Chronicle comes to Steam Early Access on May 30th. The title will also be coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, in late 2019. Lornsword Winter Chronicle will feature drop-in/drop-out cooperative that lets players team up with an ally for melee and ranged combat against enemy factions. It also intends on bringing resource management to the action-strategy genre. Lornsword Winter Chronicle is presented in a 3D top-down perspective, and players will be judged by the decisions they make on the battlefield, commanding soldiers and units directly. They’ll also build settlements, capture mines, farms, and search for artifacts in beautiful environments.
Lornsword Winter Chronicle builds on the foundation of classic real time strategy gameplay with an engaging narrative and detailed graphics, but with a more direct and action based control system. Players will need to make some hard and fast choices about sustaining and growing their armies.
The game aims to put a big emphasis on the player experience with a focus on the control system which Tower Five feels is the primary coalition between the game and the player. Tower Five aims to fully integrate a seamless control system by way of a controller with all the intuitive classical actions of an RTS without the need for a mouse.
“We’re very excited about bringing Lornsword Winter Chronicle to Early Access at the end of May,” said Renaud Charpentier, Game Director at Tower Five. “Action strategy games have been in our blood for many years, so we’re excited to deliver our own take on it that encapsulates that collective experience and expertise.”