If you’re looking to storm medieval Europe then there looks like there is only one game for the job – Ancestors Legacy. Want to know all about the confirmed release date, the multiplayer Beta and latest trailer? Thought you might.

Destructive Creations, the development team behind Ancestors Legacy, and 1C have today confirmed that the history inspired squad based real time strategy title (catchy genre that!) will be released on 22nd May 2018 on both Xbox One and PC, with the Windows version also coming in physical form.

Created with the power of Unreal Engine 4, Ancestors Legacy combines resource management and base building with large-scale, squad-based battles across vast battlefields. Prepare for blood to be spilt as you get to hit up an extensive single player campaign inspired by historical events, alongside various modes of intense multiplayer battles.

Features include:

  • 4 playable nations in an extensive single player campaign inspired by historical events
  • Various modes of intense multiplayer battles
  • Advanced tactical options combining the use of terrain, experience and morale
  • Cinematic battle camera view puts you right in the center of the action
  • Outstanding visual fidelity powered by Unreal Engine 4
  • Streamlined resource management and village construction

If that all sounds good to you, and you can’t wait for May, then you may like to know that an Open Multiplayer Beta is being launched on Steam today! Whilst it would be great if we could check this out on Xbox One, those living in PC land will no doubt be more than happy with what is given. All four nations represented in the game are playable within the open beta version on one of the three maps, ranging in size from 2 to 6 players (1v1, 2v2 and 3v3). The fans can be accompanied by the AI, their best friend, the neighbor’s kid, or simply join the lobby and wait for a partner to be found.

You can play the Open Multiplayer PC Beta now at http://store.steampowered.com/app/720380

What’s more, Ancestors Legacy has also gone up for pre-purchase today through Steam and other selected digital stores. Fans joining the pre-purchase may look forward to receiving a full digital Collector’s Edition of Ancestors Legacy, containing the original soundtrack composed by Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz, and a digital artbook put together by the art team at Destructive creations. This pre-order offer is topped by a 10% discount off its price, set at 39.99 EUR / 44.99 USD – the same price as for the final base game (without the DLC) in the PC digital version.

Finally, should you not be able to hop aboard the Beta but wish to know more about Ancestors Legacy, then the harsh life of a medieval warrior is presented in a new trailer shown below. and a batch of fresh screenshots.

About Ancestors Legacy:

Take command of your army as you storm through medieval Europe in an extensive series of campaigns. Choosing one of the four available nations – Viking, Anglo-Saxon, German, Slav – you will be tasked with more than just conquering, raiding and pillaging enemy camps, villages and towns. Only by utilizing the full range of available tactical options, taking strategic advantage of the environment, and managing your temporary bases and settlements, will you emerge victorious. Ancestors Legacy is a history-inspired real-time strategy game influenced by historical events in the Middle Ages. The game combines resource management and base building with large-scale, squad-based battles across vast battlefields, all rendered in great detail thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 tech. Experience medieval bloodshed like never before, thanks to the cinematic action camera that puts you right in the middle of the battle at the press of a button.

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