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Published on November 4th, 2010 | by Louis Garcia, Contributor

Atlus Announces The Cursed Crusade

Atlus fans are starved for HD games from the developer, and though Kylotonn Entertainment’s The Cursed Crusade may not be a shiny HD Shin Megami Tensei or Persona title, it does seem like an intriguing enough title to get a little excited for.

The action-adventure game follows cursed holy Templar Denz and mercenary Esteban who are trying save their immortal souls from a curse during dark times in the Old World—a world mirroring the Middle Ages and in the midst of the Fourth Crusade.

“A story of salvation and survival, The Cursed Crusade brings to life the mystery and allure of the Middle Ages,” Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus, said. “The game’s main characters are not heroes; they’re just men, susceptible to temptation, easily made to feel doubt and despair. The raw, gritty accuracy of many of the game’s historical locations is sharply contrasted by Denz and Esteban’s supernatural struggle to save their souls. Their affliction, the Templar’s Curse, threatens to accelerate their descent into hell, burning their humanity away as it engulfs the space around them in demonic flame.”

Sounds pretty epic, and medieval Europe sounds like it will make for an intriguing setting.

Some of the key features highlighted in the press release are: five chapters and 40 missions, transforming the world into a flaming red vision of Hell to increase your power at the expense of you humanity, split screen or online co-op and a weapon-based combat system with over 130 weapons at your enemy dispatching disposal.

The third-person title is scheduled for a Summer 2011 release for both PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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