Medieval 2: new screenshots released

Written by Ryan Garside

August 4, 2006 | 11:21

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The absolutely amazing Total War series will receive its next instalment in October of this year. For those of you who can’t wait that long we have a few updates for you including some brilliant screenshots, some information about the new game from a recent interview as well as a must have developers podcast for all you war fanatics.

Before you do anything check out the screenshots below. Not only does it show how grand the whole scale of the new game will be but also the finer details of the individual characters. Take for instance the individual identities of the troops as well as much advanced lighting conditions. We’ve had no confirmation on what kind of system these screenshots were taken from but my estimation is a pretty hefty one.

In a recent interview, Project Director Bob Smith, made a few interesting comments:

Bob Smith: We have made some big technical advancements with Medieval 2 which, as well as making the game look amazing, really increase the player's immersion in the game. After all, the more realistically we can depict things, the more it feels like a real world, and the easier it is for player's to understand what's going on, and how their actions affect it. For example, the inclusion of more individual looking troops and the huge advancements we've made with the combat animation system bring the battlefield to life and immerse the player in the action like never before.

In addition, elements like our new environment rendering system has a direct impact on gameplay. Now we can create impassable terrain on the battle maps which means that both the player and the AI can use the environment as part of their battlefield tactics.

To check out the rest of the interview head over to computerandvideogames or, alternatively, if your fancy is to hear it from the horse’s mouth, then why not listen to their latest podcast.

So everything is looking rosey from one of Britain’s best game developers. Let us know how much you're looking forward to Medieval 2 over in the forums.

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