February 8, 2006 - BLUESIDE today announced that a new chapter of their critically-acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire series is currently being developed for Xbox 360 under the working title of Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom. Led by the series creative director, Henry Lee, BLUESIDE developers aim to expand their flagship franchise in a whole new direction with their ambition firmly set on creating a true next-generation Action RPG.
Departing from Action RTS formula of the previous Kingdom Under Fire series, Circle of Doom makes full use of the Xbox 360’s power to present adrenaline-pumping action with stylish combat maneuvers and eye-popping effects. Players will explore randomly generated vast dungeons and battle monsters swarming the screen in thousands and attacking from all directions along the floors, walls, and ceilings of the dungeons. As the game progresses, the heroes will find increasingly devastating and spectacular ways to defeat massive enemy forces in the forms of new abilities and weapons, or even create their own arsenal by combining the existing ones.
Taking maximum advantage of the Xbox 360 online features, single-player and multiplayer modes are merged seamlessly. Players may choose to play alone, or better yet, recruit 4-player parties on the way and continue their quest as a team via Xbox Live. Each player can take their single-player characters to the co-op mode or create a new character with useful skills to compliment each other. They can even trade their own custom-crafted items with other party members.
“Creating a totally different gaming experience with the cutting edge technology has always been BLUESIDE’s goal. Circle of Doom is no exception, as it combines innovative action play mechanics and familiar RPG themes, all presented in the most advanced HD visuals of epic scale and exotic style.” said S.D. Kim, Vice President of BLUESIDE.
Although Circle of Doom is not a direct successor to the Kingdom Under Fire titles, it is an important link between them and the upcoming and yet unannounced chapter of Kingdom Under Fire saga. BLUESIDE will make a separate announcement with more details about the release of Circle of Doom. BLUESIDE, consisting of the core members who created Kingdom Under Fire titles for Xbox, is a developer of interactive game software with a mission to break new ground in the electronic entertainment industry. With highly experienced experts in game development, computer animation, and multimedia contents, BLUESIDE promises to deliver the most exciting and unique gaming experience to all gamers transcending cultures and territories. (http://www.blueside.co.kr)