Published on April 4th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey
SEGA and Three Rings Release Spiral Knights to Play for Free
Today SEGA and developer Three Rings announced the release of the online multiplayer action adventure title, Spiral Knights.
Looking like a cute Phantasy Star Online, Spiral Knights is a PC-only console-style adventure game that can be played with up to three other people. The game is a dungeon crawler, so expect plenty of badguys to kill and lot’s of loot to line your digital pockets with.
“SEGA is wonderfully impressed with the world Three Rings has brought to life in Spiral Knights,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “The Clockworks is rich with character and mystery, and the accessibility of the gameplay means that anyone can jump in and explore. This launch marks a tremendous addition to SEGA’s portfolio of universally enjoyable titles.”
“The response we have seen from players during the preview has been fantastic,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings. “We are tremendously proud of the team; they have worked hard over the last four years to bring the co-operative fun of Spiral Knights to life and we are delighted to be bringing their game to the world in partnership with SEGA. All that is left to say is: Watch out for those jelly cubes!”
The game utilizes colorful, retro-style graphics and gives players complete freedom over how they choose to play-either with a keyboard or controller. I checked and yes, you can use the Xbox 360 wired game pad. Sweet.
Players have the ability to customize the looks and abilities of their characters, create guilds and craft new gear. Your weapons and gear are completely upgradeable either during adventures or by purchasing Crystal Energy.
Hit up the official link here: http://www.spiralknights.com and follow the directions.