Screens #3: Knights of the Temple

The official Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade website has been updated with 14 new screenshots (also available in our gallery), showcasing this upcoming 3rd Person Fantasy action/adventure title in the works at Starbreeze. The site has also been updated with the main music theme and a new level description. Knights of the Temple is scheduled for Q1 2004 on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and PC.
An evil Bishop has abducted Adele, a beautiful young woman with divine powers, who has been brought up to serve the Good Cause. Only with her special powers at his disposal, he will be able to fulfil his sinister plan... He and his entourage of disciples, together with captured Adele, need to embark on an Unholy Crusade, moving along the initial routes of the historic crusades. There, while completing the Unholy Circle, and misusing Adele's powers against her will, the Bishop plans to perform dark rituals at sacred places, desecrecating them and by this eventually unlocking and getting access to the Gateway to Hell. Along his way the Bishop will, regardless from faiths or beliefs, gather a huge army of followers, Fallen Templars, Black Knights, ordinary soldiers, Town Guards, and even Saracen Warriors, etc., all of them infected by Eternal Evil, to follow him and enforce his plans. Features: * Encounter up to 40 different enemies and allies on an epic quest to save the souls of mankind, including your own! * Explore 16 levels in medieval settings. Ranging from the sombre gloom of European monasteries and villages to the colourful bazaars and powerful bastions of the crusader castles under the blazing sun in the Holy Land! * Enter the realms of hell and face your worst nightmare. * Use the full range of chivalric arms of medieval times: sword, mace, axe and shield to conquer your foes in realistic close combat fighting! * Divine powers that will help you face your worst fears. * See state-of-the-art natural movements and realistic combat with 160 moves and animations! * Enjoy 18 different sound tracks in a movie-style score with a medieval touch! * Animation driven physics, creating fluent motion that are synchronized with the hero's actions! * Dynamic use of camera and 3rd person view creates a movie-like feeling! * Extensive use of short cut-scenes and animated events using the game engine will further enhance the cinematic feeling of Knights of the Temple! * Realistic fighting, using heavy and deliberate moves, dirty tricks and shield bashing, causing massive damage per blow, will put the player into harsh reality of medieval swordplay! * Challenging archery using the bow and arrows. Without the aid of a crosshair, the player must master all skills to get the deadly arrows to strike home! * Dynamic skill system aids the player to develop the preferred traits of the hero, without burdening the gameplay with statistics and record keeping!