War of the Roses: Kingmaker, a gold edition of the game that includes War of the Roses plus all content released since October 2012, will be available in late Q1 2013, Paradox Interactive announced. Kingmaker will also introduce two new game modes - Assault and Assault Castle - where knights will face new attack and defense scenarios that aim to truly test their skill as a team.
A free trial version of War of the Roses is also planned for release February 6, which will allow anyone to download and play the game without cost. The trial version will include access to all online battles, enabling aspiring warriors to fight alongside all existing players - paid or trial. The trial version will limit players by disallowing any unlocks, giving access only to the game’s base classes and weapons, giving trial players a chance to live true knighthood.
In addition, Paradox will soon release a new premium DLC for War of the Roses, starring famously boisterous British actor Brian Blessed as a new narrator for the game.