Last Updated: 24 Sep 2020

First gameplay trailer unveiled with PC Closed Alpha now open for sign-ups ahead of October 23rd launch.

Helsinki, Finland Sep 17, 2020 – Finnish developer Vaki Games has unveiled the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming team-based third-person combat game Kingshunt. Set to launch on PC and consoles in 2021, Kingshunt combines the best and most ruthless aspects of combat in tower defence and souls-like games with the tactical nous required in real-time strategy games. Choose your hero, join the fight and carve a path of destruction across the battlefield in this fast-paced thriller that mixes skill with visceral hero combat. Eager combatants should sharpen their swords and axes and sign up now for the Alpha heading to PC on October 23rd at www.kingshunt.com.

Kingshunt’s gameplay pits two teams of heroes against each other in intense 5v5 matches. One group, the Defenders, consists of the forces of Light and the Attackers consists of the forces of Undead. Each game is set across two intense phases with changing objectives. At the end of each step, a powerful AI-controlled Guardian appears, blocking the attackers’ progress to the next stage. Battle-hardened teams of attackers must then face-off against their foe and vanquish it to progress to the next phase. 

Painstakingly created and masterfully crafted over four years by a core development team of just ten people, Kingshunt blends multiple game-genre mechanics against a medieval high-fantasy backdrop complete with castles, knights and monsters. Designed as a mix of brawler and hero shooter, Kingshunt fuses viscera ranged and melee combat with strategic depth as players spawn AI minions to help them dominate the battlefield, adding an RTS feel to the gameplay. Players can select from a  roster of unique heroes with their own weapons, skills, and fighting styles. Combatants can also earn Rune points during battles, which they can use to upgrade their character and enhance their chosen playing style.

Teemu Jyrkinen, CEO and Founder of Vaki Games said:

“When we set out to create Kingshunt, we knew that it would not be easy. Nothing worth doing is ever easy! Hard work and dedication are key ingredients to success. Still, when you surround yourself with passionate people, like so many in our community and those in our studio, you make the journey one worth taking.”

Players can sign up right now for a chance to join the closed Alpha fight at www.kingshunt.com.

Features:

  • Strategic and deliberate combat in asymmetrical 5v5 ‘Guardian Assault’ mode
  • Play a variety of characters who utilise their unique mastery of skills and abilities to suit multiple playstyles
  • Study arcane abilities to create devastating attacks
  • A wide selection of Utilities – Unlock game-changing utilities for both sides that allow players to build and destroy their way to victory

Join the Kingshunt Discord community here and follow Kingshunt on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all the latest news. 

About Vaki Games: 

Vaki Games was founded in 2016 by a core team of four. The studio is composed of game veterans and fresh new talent with a strong passion for making serious yet accessible games. Its open and honest development model allows the studio to work with the brightest and most talented people in the industry from across the globe. 

Vaki Games is backed by investors from the likes of industry veterans Wargaming and Remedy. For more information visit https://www.vakigames.com.