Chivalry : Medieval Warfare

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I've been watching For Honor with a mounting sense of excitement for quite a while now. Admittedly this is mostly because it reminds me very much of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a game I used to play rather a lot. Chivalry is absurd medieval sword swinging at its finest, so I'm very much hoping the similar impression I'm getting from For Honor isn't mistaken.

Just in case you own both platforms (are you mad?) and are wondering which one to buy it on: Chivalry Medieval Warfare runs at 60 frames-per-second on PlayStation 4 but only 30 frames-per-second on Xbox One. Developer Torn Banner confirmed the frame-rates to me on Twitter, following an interview with WCCF Tech from last week.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets a release date on consoles

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets a release date on consoles

Due in a fortnight for PS3 and Xbox 360.

First-person multiplayer action comedy Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 on 29th October.

A series of new ads have arisen for the ports of the 2012 PC game noting the console release dates. The trailer for the PS3 version says it's out on the 28th, which is a Tuesday, indicating that this is the case for North America, so ostensibly it will arrive in Europe the following day.

The 12-player competitive take on one of Monty Python's most famous bits went on to sell 2 million copies on PC. Eurogamer contributor Rich Stanton quite liked it and called the brawler "a simple pleasure, and a funny game indeed" in his Chivalry: Medieval Warfare review.

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It's the last day of the Steam Sale

"And we've brought back the most popular deals."

Got any money left? It's the last day of the venerated Steam Sale, dubbed "Encore Day", for which the most popular deals have been brought back.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare bags 1.2 million sales in 9 months

A year ago, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was an $85,000 Kickstarter success. Not a big name, not a big pot of cash. Today, however, the bloody and brilliant multiplayer medieval first-person slasher has sold more than 1.2 million copies - and it's £19 a pop on Steam.

That milestone has been achieved in nine months, according to a rightfully boastful infographic posted on the game's blog.

At it's peak, Chivalry had 23,233 playing at the same time. By far the most successful region is North America, where nearly half-a-million copies have been sold. The UK is second with nearly 100,000 copies sold.

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare review

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare review

It'll bite yer legs off.

“Are you sure your ready for war?” says the screen. Yes Im ready. “Press C to BATTLECRY.” C.


If I call Chivalry shambolic, it's going to sound bad. But participating in a shambles with a heavy weapon is, it turns out, tremendous fun. This game's bookish title is a mere façade behind which lies naught but foul-mouthed war cries, gruesome blows and comic death. Try to imagine 'Monty Python's Knightly Deathmatch' and you're more than halfway there.

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