We now have an official release date for medieval gore ’em up Chivalry II. The FPS game – in this case, that’s shorthand for ‘first-person stabber’ – is set to launch June 8 as an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC. A closed beta will be held March 26-29 for players who pre-order the game.
A new Chivalry II video dev diary is now available, which includes a bunch of bloody new footage of the feudal multiplayer game in action. Since this is Chivalry, expect to see a lot of severed limbs and heads, as well as a lot of thrown weapons. This time out, the player count is upped to 64, and you’ll be able to hurl just about anything you can put your hands on – barrels, wagon wheels, and chickens are all fair game in Chivalry II. One man gets a pitchfork directly to the face – owch.
Torn Banner Studios founder Steve Piggott says his team always knew they would return to Chivalry, and now that it’s eight years since the first game launched, it’s time to “move the genre itself forward.”