The HongKong based game development studio QI XI ENTERTAINMENT (HK) LTD has released its latest strategy card game: The King Must Die. The publishers have designed it as a multiplayer collaborative strategic delight for up to five players. It is their second attempt in this genre after the 4.9 stars-rated debut title- Game of Heroes: Three Kingdoms. Keep reading to learn more about its storyline, gameplay, game design, roles, and availability.
The central plot of this game revolves around a King named Aerys, who was once known as a very kind and generous: Wise King. Aerys had built a vast, prosperous, and peaceful kingdom, with the citizens of his kingdom deeply satisfied with his reign.
However, this did not last very long, and the Wise King went berserk because of his insatiable greed for wealth and power. With time, his reign transformed into a terror-filled cruel, and unjust proposition for the kingdom’s citizens. All of the unsettled emotional distress and fear in the empire led to a revolution, and unknown to all original orchestrators of the events was Merchant of Fate himself.
The Gameplay of The King Must Die
It is a multiplayer game with four roles, including The King, Kingslayers, Kingsguard, and Usurper. You will get to choose any of the roles mentioned above, and the gameplay will unfold accordingly. Up to 5 players can participate in a game, therefore, there are two slots for the Kingslayer position. The overall gameplay has been kept incredibly simple yet intriguing; it involves five variables in terms of player-wise strategy and four for in-game roles.
Additionally, there are fifteen distinct characters to play with; you can choose from a wide variety of heroes with unique skills and abilities. Deploy these characters in the card battle by optimizing their compatibility with companion cards depending upon the role you have received initially.
As you progress in-game, you will get to unlock more than twenty unique cards. Each card will have distinct individual characteristics such as-
- Attack Card- deals +1 damage.
- Dodge Card- offsets the effect of attack cards.
- Barbarian Card- everyone has to play an Attack card or take +1 damage.
- Analeptic- Gives +1 damage to Attack cards or restores +1 health in near-death situations and many more.
The King Must Die’s design follows its underlying theme, the characters have been made to fit the imperial costume design along with a funky touch to the font style used throughout the game. The game features punchy graphics with a color palette staying true to the fun and funky undertone of the game. The sound design of this game is made to add a mysterious aura to the game and helps strengthen the plot’s action-packed disposition.
Roles in The King Must Die
With four different roles in the picture, you’ll have four distinct objectives in the game as follows-
Objective as The King
When you are tasked to be The King in-game, your objective will be to suppress the uprising revolution by the Kingslayers and Usurpers to protect your reign. You will have a trustworthy companion: Kingsguard.
Objective as The Kingslayer
The Kingslayer’s primary aim is to dethrone The King by killing him and establishing fair and just rule in the kingdom. It means that you have to eliminate the King along with the Kinsguard if he comes to the king’s rescue.
Objective as a Kingsguard
Your primary objective as a Kingsguard is to eliminate all the threats endangering the safety of the King and his empire.
Objective as a Usurper
You have to be cunning in this role and trick all the other players to eventually kill and dethrone the king to gain control of his empire.
When will The King Must Die launch?
The long-awaited card strategy game is out now on Android and can be downloaded from Google Play. The developers have also announced that the game will be released soon, both on iOS and Windows, with cross-platform compatibility.
If you were looking for an action-packed card strategy game with vivid graphics and a funky design undertone, The King Must Die might be an apt choice to add to your library. I hope you enjoyed reading this story. Follow us for more amazing news from the gaming world.
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