Watch This Kingdom Under Fire II Trailer

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Posted by Brad (2874 posts) -
If this kind of thing turns your crank, Kingdom Under Fire may be for you!
I don't think Circle of Doom won many people over to the Kingdom Under Fire franchise earlier this year. But before KUF was a middling third-person hack-and-slash action-RPG, it was an excellent couple of Xbox-based strategy-brawlers that combined the wholesale battlefield slaughter of Dynasty Warriors with real-time strategy controls that let you directly command entire batallions of infantry, archers, and cavalry as the battle rages around you. Also, there's a lot of righteous headbanging death metal in there. It's good for the soul.

Kingdom Under Fire is high fantasy for manly men, the kind who relish Iron Maiden album covers and covet giant battle axes. There are no fey spiky hairstyles in here, no sir. Now there are cornrows. As seen in this trailer!

  






This trailer popped up on Gamersyde. The official Kingdom Under Fire II site still hasn't posted it, though, so I have no idea where this came from. But it certainly looks real. Really awesome, that is.
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#1 Posted by Brad (2874 posts) -
If this kind of thing turns your crank, Kingdom Under Fire may be for you!
I don't think Circle of Doom won many people over to the Kingdom Under Fire franchise earlier this year. But before KUF was a middling third-person hack-and-slash action-RPG, it was an excellent couple of Xbox-based strategy-brawlers that combined the wholesale battlefield slaughter of Dynasty Warriors with real-time strategy controls that let you directly command entire batallions of infantry, archers, and cavalry as the battle rages around you. Also, there's a lot of righteous headbanging death metal in there. It's good for the soul.

Kingdom Under Fire is high fantasy for manly men, the kind who relish Iron Maiden album covers and covet giant battle axes. There are no fey spiky hairstyles in here, no sir. Now there are cornrows. As seen in this trailer!

  






This trailer popped up on Gamersyde. The official Kingdom Under Fire II site still hasn't posted it, though, so I have no idea where this came from. But it certainly looks real. Really awesome, that is.
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#2 Posted by Ben_H (3307 posts) -

That's a lot of dudes.

#3 Posted by VitaminWaterYum (381 posts) -

Holy guacamole.

#4 Posted by Milkman (16519 posts) -

That trailer actually makes the game look fun. Too bad I know better than that.

#5 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

nah

#6 Posted by Cymatics (90 posts) -

If you played Kingdom Under Fire, you know this will be good, As long as it acctualy is Kingdom Under Fire 2

#7 Edited by Coldbrand (215 posts) -

Capitalize that N beneath the trailer, Brad.

#8 Posted by Mattalorian (594 posts) -

That looked surprisingly awesome.
We'll see how those incredible visuals and promising concepts translate into gameplay, however.

#9 Posted by Mooshu (486 posts) -

Rocking music.

I'm ashamed to admit that I skipped out on the first games, but Im totally playing this one.

#10 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

Epic!!

#11 Posted by StarwindX9 (145 posts) -

It is about time they made another "real" Kingdom Under Fire game.

#12 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -

Wow those metalriffs are so awesomely misplaced it makes me want to play it. Its too bad I dont have any interest whatsoever to play a fantasy game with a knight in shining armor and cornrows.

#13 Posted by ManMadeGod (1552 posts) -

Yes!

The first Kingdom Under Fire was a great game that a lot of people missed on the Xbox; this one is going to be a must buy for me.
Circle of Doom was a fucking joke, let that name never be mentioned again.
#14 Posted by tmontana1004 (376 posts) -

Anything with metal is an instant win, and if there is Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, etc, I'm a happy camper.

#15 Posted by GioVANNI (1285 posts) -

Epic cornrows?

#16 Posted by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -

Woo Hoo!! KUF II

More awesome than i was expecting.

#17 Posted by Vinny (1591 posts) -

I, for one, am really excited about this game!

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#18 Posted by MattyFTM (14341 posts) -

I never played the first kingdom under fire, but this looks cool.

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#19 Posted by JimmyJackJones (81 posts) -

Yes, nothing says high fantasy like a white guy with a goatee and cornrows.

#20 Edited by Endogene (4741 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"I never played the first kingdom under fire, but this looks cool."
Go get the first one it is awesome.

edit: actually there are 2 first ones heroes and crusaders
#21 Posted by ComradeCrash (558 posts) -

Epic :P

#22 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

Definitely looks a lot better than the awful Circle of Doom game that came out last year...

#23 Posted by idiotic_genius1 (416 posts) -

Awesome! Cant wait!

#24 Posted by MattyFTM (14341 posts) -
Endogene said:
"MattyFTM said:
"I never played the first kingdom under fire, but this looks cool."
Go get the first one it is awesome.

edit: actually there are 2 first ones heroes and crusaders"
So in that case, why isn't this kingdom under fire 3?
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#25 Edited by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

I played one of the KUF games... I think it was the recent one.

I had heard a lot of good things about the music before playing, but it was decidedly flat when I heard it. Definitely not "death" metal by any means... perhaps Industrial/Thrash at the game's absolute hardest (which is STILL VERY light). Death Metal has still yet to be merged with gameplay. Music was a letdown.

However, the graphics look great with plenty of detail. The distance and scale of battles also looks nice. Hope the gameplay is good and that the graphics stay crisp in HD.

#26 Posted by McBain (41 posts) -

I guarantee this trailer just gave away the best part of the game, which seems to be copied from LOTR by many games now anyway. Still, this game looks like a lot of fun.

#27 Posted by Pazy (2561 posts) -

This looks less like KUF2 more like KUF: Heroes 2. Thats not a bad thing but im slightly disapointed its not an RTS game like the original KUF, that game was pretty awesome. Though im pretty sure im going to get this game regardless, KUF: Heroes was pretty awesome and spent a good month solid in my Xbox.

#28 Posted by MetalRocker (58 posts) -

Wait, you call that death metal?

#29 Posted by Daeica (37 posts) -

That trailer failed :s I mean, i know it's a trailer and all, but if it's the job of a trailer to get me interested, it did indeed fail. Whats the catch? Whats the game about other than a dude trapped with a million gazillion lightly dressed orcs and humans hacking away? I mean really, looked kinda dull tried & safe.

#30 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

Sweet. Made by the dudes that made NINETY NINE NIGHTS. I'm buying it.

#31 Posted by Coldbrand (215 posts) -

Oh come on, I'm already on your fucking site guys. Please don't start with the obnoxious watermark shit.

#32 Posted by Jotun (555 posts) -

If that was death metal than Disturbed must be the most brutal band on the planet.

Seriously though, the trailer looked pretty cool. I might actually check this one out.

#33 Posted by AuthenticM (3698 posts) -

Holy shit this looks awesome!

#34 Posted by DeepSpace9MM (116 posts) -

Big meaty white dudes with cornrows, dragons AND dinosaurs?!?!?!? All this game needs is a soundtrack by rhapsody or Dream Evil and I'm sold!

#35 Posted by English (158 posts) -

Ew, whoever wrote the tools for the camera moves really should have added in some easy-ease for the keyframes.

#36 Posted by Destroyeron (352 posts) -

Eh...

#37 Posted by WholeFunShow (343 posts) -

I really really wanted to like KUF Hero's, but it was so fucking complicated, I've never felt more incompetant failing to keep up with what was expected in a game. Music was awesome though.

#38 Posted by Sledgemeyers (39 posts) -

I bought KUF: The Crusaders on a whim and pretty much loved it. The gameplay was pretty in-depth too, but lacked very much in terms of customization for your army and major advancement. Hopefully this game changes that.

I never played Heroes, can anybody tell me the difference? I saw some people say this new game looks more like Heroes; is that bad?

#39 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

wow loved it , it looks crowded

#40 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1388 posts) -

Wait....did I see a large ogre/orc do an elbow drop? LOL

#41 Posted by yellownumber5 (353 posts) -

I bought both the last KUFs on a whim at the same time a couple years ago and put only about an hour each into them.  Not to say they were bad... I still would like to play through them, but there always seems something more interesting out there keeping from getting back to them.  So I'm looking forward to buying and almost playing this one too.

#42 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

Needs more Korean Death Metal.

#43 Posted by HummaKavula (6 posts) -

Well, the sound in this game really sucks.

#44 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -

Damn, that was a zmazing trailer and Kingdom Under Fire II looks like pure adrenaline fun. That was one huge beast at the end of the trailer.

#45 Posted by Beechbone (109 posts) -

Looks pretty awesome but it could be a just a LOTR rip-off as well.

#46 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4238 posts) -

Is it just me, or does playing a regular soldier feel more appealing that automatically being superguy with auto-musket?

I dunno.

#47 Posted by darkhand44 (1 posts) -

I am glad it is coming back to the game play that I liked. I played Crusade and Heros when they came out and loved them with the mixed genre the only thing I really hope they get working a lot better is the online that was the only thing that I did not like from the games.  I guess I will have to  keep an eye on my long archers again while sacrificing my pike men.  I hated the little hack and slasher they brought out last year I felt they were lazy because you built half of a Kingdom Under Fire game.

#48 Posted by ralleispopoy (4 posts) -

This game is exactly for me. Metal + Big Swords + Flying Dragon-like things..

Hope it delivers, haven't played the old titles so I really don't have an idea.
#49 Posted by imayellowfellow (558 posts) -

lol a big ogre did a flying elbow drop onto a couple of dudes 1:12

#50 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

This series is arguably the only of its type that takes the Dynasty Warriors formula and makes it good.  The visual style and Swedish Death Metal blend perfectly, and the slight strategic elements give it some semblance of a design besides: Start level, kill 500 dudes, fight boss, next level, repeat.

I was worried that Circle of Doom killed the series off with its crappiness, but it's nice to see the series proper is returning.

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