Veni, vidi, PC - Ryse: Son of Rome hits Steam next month

Former Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome expands its empire to Steam on October 10, and it's currently available to pre-order for $40 (£35/40 euros). The third-person legion-leading adventure shynes in 4K resolution according to Crytek, who's bundling in all the previously released DLC in the new Windows PC version.

Also, all pre-orders score the game's soundtrack for free, which you can hear parts of in a new trailer below the break (that offer also applies at participating retailers selling the physical edition). If you're after the minimum requirements, check out the Steam page.
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Ryse: Son of Rome (PC)


Ryse: Son of Rome wasn't a hit with Joystiq's Xav de Matos, who didn't find much to write home about beyond the visuals:

"Ryse: Son of Rome falls into the trap of your typical launch game: it does well to show off the power of the system, but it's slim on substance. Production value aside, Ryse is short, easy and lacks the punch of other action games."
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Ryse Set to Conquer PC on October 10th
Pre-order for an Exclusive Soundtrack Offer

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), September 4th, 2014 – Immerse yourself in the grandeur and brutality of the Roman Empire as Crytek's Ryse: Son of Rome comes to PC on October 10th for a recommended retail price of £34.99. Players who pre-order Ryse from participating retailers, including Steam, will also receive an exclusive digital copy of the game's stirring soundtrack.

Ryse: Son of Rome comes to PC with 4K resolution support, bringing the game's award-winning visuals and epic action to life in more spectacular style than ever. The bonus soundtrack offer for those who pre-order means gamers can enjoy Ryse's critically-acclaimed audio anytime, anywhere, and delve deeper into the tempestuous world of ancient Rome as depicted in Ryse. A creative collaboration involving over 200 individuals, the multi-award nominated soundtrack echoes the emotional journey of lead character Marius Titus – from the agony of loss to the brutality of battle, and beyond. Scored by three veteran composers and performed by the Hungarian Studio Orchestra, the soundtrack features 25 tracks and over 50 minutes of original music. A sample track can be freely downloaded from Crytek's official SoundCloud profile here.

To celebrate this pre-order offer, Crytek have released a stunning new trailer. To view, and discover more about Ryse, visit the official website at www.RyseGame.com.

About Ryse : Son of Rome
Ryse tells the story of Marius and his quest for vengeance. From the northern reaches of Britannia to the heart of the Colosseum, the game invites players to engage in close-quarters combat and lay enemies to waste with brutal executions and savage swordplay. As well as 4K resolution support and other technical enhancements, the PC version of the game comes with bonus material originally released as downloadable content.

About Crytek

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Wii UTM, iOS and Android using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CRYENGINE®.

The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio, and two Red Dot Design Awards (in 2010 and 2013). Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series and action packed role-playing from the Sacred world. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, and Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK. For more information please visit http://www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. http://www.kochmedia.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.