Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom has shipped today for Xbox 360, a release that flies in the face of gamers who say new, system-exclusive titles never ship this soon after the lucrative holiday shopping season. What’s more, Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom diverges from the old KOF formula by taking classic characters from previous games and popping them into an action-RPG format.
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom is one of the first network RPG online games for consoles, as it features a seamless switch between offline and online gameplay.
Featuring more than 50 abilities, 60 enhancements and infinite combinations of weapons, abilities and spells, gamers will battle menacing monsters like the gruesome Flesh Golem or the scorpion-like Necromancer. The action will unfold during the course of six acts as familiar heroes like Regnier, Leinhart and Celine join three additional and new playable characters as they try to find their way out of darkness and back into the Realm of Light
Gamers can fight alone or with up to three friends via the full co-op multiplayer experience on Xbox Live. Available exclusively through multiplayer mode, players can obtain an exciting collection of rare and advanced items and abilities as well as create custom weapons and armor through Item Synthesis.
To further enhance the experience, players will be able to acquire new downloadable content Jan. 22 through Xbox Live. Available character content will range from amusing wearable add-ons like goggles and hats to intimidating animal skull helmets.