The Cursed Crusade - FAQ

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What kind of game is The Cursed Crusade?

The Cursed Crusade Crusade is a fighting-oriented action-adventure game, which takes place in the dark medieval times around the Templars.

On which platforms is The Cursed Crusade going to be released?

The Cursed Crusade will be avaliable for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

What is The Cursed Crusade about?

The Cursed Crusade takes place between 1199 and 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. The peoples of the Christian Western civilization, driven by the desire for salvation, are trying to invade the Islamic countries and "liberate" the Holy Land. Although the Christians were fighting each other later on which it was against the will of the Pope.

The story of the two main characters Denz de Bayle and Esteban Noviembre takes place right in that historical scenario. Bearing his father''s Templar tunic, Denz joins the Fourth Crusade of the Templars - the only way for him to find his father, who has been missing for eight years. Only with his father''s help, Denz will be able to take vengeance upon his uncle, who killed Denz''s mother and took all of the de Bayle''s property.

During an attack by Boniface de Montferrat, one of the numerous historical characters in the game, on the Château de Biron in the south-west of France, Denz meets the Spanish thief Esteban Noviembre. They heard that Boniface is in search of a Templar''s relic which is supposed to be in custody of Jean de Bayle, Denz''s father. De Montferrat uses Denz to find his father so that he can take the relic away from him.

But that is not the only thing that drives Denz and Esteban to find Jean de Bayle: Both of them bear the Templar''s Curse which grants them incredible power but will also force them to face eternal damnation when they die. By attending the Fourth Crusade they both hope to clean their souls which would also mean the liberation from the Templar''s Curse. Their path leads over southwestern France, Zara and Constantinople to Syria.

What special features does The Cursed Crusade have?

The whole campaign of The Cursed Crusade can be played in co-op mode. One player controls the Templar Denz de Bayle, the other one controls the thief Esteban Noviembre. The players are able to perform cooperative attacks together against one enemy.

In The Cursed Crusade you can use 16 different fighting techniques. There are 130 different weapons in the game (sword, axe, shield, crossbow,...) that you may utilize for over 400 attacks and 100 different combo-attacks. Additionally, there are 100 fatality moves that make your character finishes off your enemies in stylish fashion.

If that''s not enough, you can also alienate different objects in the world (e.g. chairs, benches, fireplaces, wells, etc.) to abuse your enemy. Sometimes in special situations the player can even use siege weapons like a ballista, a protective wall, a battering ram or a siege tower.

The Templar''s Curse is another special feature of The Cursed Crusade. By pressing a button, the player shifts in to a spectacular, hellish parallel existence that can bring him both advantages and disadvantages. You can read more about the Templar''s Curse in the section "What exactly is the Templar''s Curse?".

How can the co-op mode be played?

The co-op mode can be played on all three platforms either online or on one screen in Splitscreen-mode.

Can I play The Cursed Crusade alone?

Of course it is possible to face the challenges of the The Cursed Crusade alone. The player will play as Denz de Bayle. Esteban Noviembre will be controlled by the AI while the player will be able to give him various commands.

Are there different difficulty settings?

Yes, there will be 3 different difficulty settings from the beginning. Experienced Templars will be able to unlock a fourth, extremely hard setting.

What exactly is the Templar''s Curse?

Both Denz and Esteban have been cursed with the Templar''s Curse for different reasons and have become slaves, doomed for all eternity. By the press a button, Denz and Esteban shift into a hellish parallel existence with the help of the Curse. It seems to be the same environment, although now changed into a hellish, burning setting and revealing the dark powers hidden inside Denz and Esteban.

While being in this "Hell Vision", Denz and Esteban attacks can destroy the enemies armor more easily while the enemy himself is not able to either parry or counter them. However, the weapons of the two heroes will break a lot faster under the infernal power of the Curse. When using the Curse, it grants Denz and Esteban 4 additional abilities, like burning the enemies'' souls or absolving them. Although they shouldn''t stay in that parallel existence for too long because with every second, their souls will burn more and more until they lose all of their own humanity.

Is there some kind of character progression?

Yes! You can unlock your character''s skills and combo-attacks with the so called "Victory Points" you earn throughout the game.

Where and when is The Cursed Crusade going to be released?

The Cursed Crusade will be published by dtp entertainment in summer 2011 on all three platforms (PS3, Xbox 360 and PC). The game is going to be released in the United Kingdom, Germany and France as well as other European countries like Spain, Italy and Austria and others. Additionally, it will be released in the USA, Japan and Australia among others.

What are the system requirements for the PC version?

Minimum system requirements [recommended system requirements in square brackets]:

Windows XP (SP3) / Vista (SP2) / Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2 or equivalent CPU with 2.0 GHz [2.6 GHz] or better
7GB HDD space
Graphics compatible with DirectX® 9.0c (256 MB RAM [512 MB RAM])
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Series [nvidia GTX280] / ATI Radeon 4870 [ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2] or better
16-bit sound card, compatible with DirectX®: 9.0c