Kingmakers game: Trailer shows redefining medieval combat in an epic fashion

In Kingmakers, you take on the role of a soldier hailing from a future world teetering on the brink of annihilation
The image shows Kingmakers poster. — Steam
The image shows Kingmakers' poster. — Steam

Upon glimpsing an early clip of Kingmakers, some may feel they've got the game pegged: a standard fare of tactical battles set in medieval landscapes. And yes, there's some truth to that assumption. However, Redemption Road Games injects an unexpected and gloriously absurd twist into this new title.

Let's cut to the chase: in Kingmakers, you take on the role of a soldier hailing from a future world teetering on the brink of annihilation. To salvage your present, the game thrusts you 500 years into the past, dropping you smack dab in the midst of medieval England. Your mission? Alter the tides of a historical war to avert a cataclysmic fate looming on the horizon.

But here's the kicker: you're not exactly equipped with standard medieval armaments. Oh no, you strut into the past armed to the teeth with modern weaponry straight out of an action flick — assault rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers, armoured vehicles, helicopters — you name it. And what do you do with this high-tech arsenal? Well, you rain down chaos upon unsuspecting knights, sending them hurtling back to the days of Camelot with a cacophony of gunfire and explosions.

Kingmakers' world

In Kingmakers, you're not just a lone gunman in a sea of swords and shields. You're a commander leading your own medieval army, seamlessly switching between overseeing the battlefield from a strategic, top-down perspective to diving headfirst into the fray with third-person shooting action. 

And don't even get me started on the enemy AI. Redemption Road Games boasts a next-gen multithreaded AI system that simulates armies with startling realism, complete with advanced pathfinding, decision-making, and even a loyalty system.

Is Kingmakers co-op?

But wait, there's more! Kingmakers isn't just about solo conquests; it's about forging alliances and wreaking havoc with friends. With co-op support for up to four players, each wielding their own army, you'll collaborate to lay siege to enemy strongholds or defend your own fortresses against the onslaught.

According to a recent post on X, Redemption Road Games has poured five years of blood, sweat, and undoubtedly gallons of caffeinated beverages into crafting Kingmakers — a testament to their dedication to delivering a gaming experience unlike any other. And judging by the sheer audacity and creativity on display, it's safe to say this is one title that's poised to shake up the gaming scene.

Kingmakers: Steam or other platform?

So, buckle up, fellow gamers, because Kingmakers is gearing up to make its grand debut on PC via Steam sometime this year. Here's hoping it lives up to the hype and delivers the wild, exhilarating ride we've been promised.