A Royal Date: Kingdom Under Fire Heroes Ships September 20
The wait is over! Microsoft announced today that Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes goes on sale on September 20. Hailed as the most anticipated Xbox® action-strategy game of the year, Heroes will go on sale simultaneously worldwide. Set five years before The Crusaders, a new cast of seven heroes will take players through 50 massive medieval battlefields in the single player Campaign Mode. Action elements have been boosted with a larger arsenal of power moves, yet the new units and environments make the strategy even deeper. Fans are taken behind the scenes in Heroes to uncover the reasons for the Encablossa War, and will get to experience each new character up close and personal for a whole new Kingdom Under Fire experience.

Although The Crusaders has already been recognized for its innovative combination of action and real-time strategy, the developers have worked hard to ensure Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is a bigger, better, yet more approachable sequel in every way. Random Missions and Custom Missions allow players to enjoy unlimited new missions after they complete the campaign. The totally overhauled multiplayer supports up to six players on Xbox Live® in the strategic Troop Battle Mode, the arcade-style Hero Battle Mode, and the cooperative Invasion Mode. Spectator Mode and Fair-Match condition make sure that even beginners can have fun online without fearing defeat. For more information about Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-us/kingdomunderfire/default.htm.

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BLUESIDE, consisting of the core members who created Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, is a developer of interactive game software with a mission to break new ground in the electronic entertainment industry. With highly experienced experts in game development, computer animation, and multimedia contents, BLUESIDE promises to deliver the most exciting and unique gaming experience to all console and PC gamers, transcending cultures and territories. For more information, visit http://www.blueside.co.kr.

PHANTAGRAM, an international publisher of electronic entertainment software, combines the best game development, publication, global marketing and comprehensive media mixing business to reach the global electronic entertainment industry. Phantagram's first international title, Kingdom Under Fire (PC), was fully localized in 13 different languages and became a huge success in over 30 countries. For more information, visit www.phantagram.com.

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