The last time we heard from Kingdom Under Fire II
, it was two years ago
and we knew virtually nothing beyond the game's mission statement. Promising a fusion of real-time strategy, action, and MMO gameplay, it seemed like a promising entry, but it seems to have languished in development for quite some time. The developers at Blueside
have been working behind the scenes, however, and they've put forth a trailer and a collection of screenshots showcasing the online multiplayer component.
Aside from featuring the time-honored tradition of elven women wearing virtually nothing as armor, there's very little to fault in the trailer -- combat seems dynamic, responsive, and undeniably gorgeous. Although there's no mention of a release date, the beta test is planned for late this year. Take a look at the trailer beneath the cut, and keep your eyes peeled for more news from Kingdom Under Fire II
-- hopefully not with a two-year turnaround this time.