Gangs of Sherwood: Unleash Your Inner Outlaw in an Epic Co-op Adventure!
Prepare to don your Lincoln green attire and sharpen your arrows because Gangs of Sherwood is here to take you on an unforgettable adventure through the legendary world of Robin Hood. In a recent video released by game publisher NACON and developer Appeal Studios, we get an exciting sneak peek into the unique adaptation of this co-op action-adventure game that promises to bring a fresh twist to the timeless tale. Let’s dive in!
The first thing that caught our attention is the ability to play as some of the most iconic heroes from the Robin Hood folklore. Choose between the legendary figures of Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian, and, of course, the infamous Robin Hood himself. But wait, there’s more! The developers have also included lesser-known characters like Alan-a-Dale to further enrich the game’s lore. Get ready to join forces with this merry band of outlaws!
In Gangs of Sherwood, you’ll experience a war story like never before. As leaders of the resistance against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, you’ll embark on a journey that combines medieval elements with a science-fantasy twist. How did they achieve this intriguing blend? According to Game Director Andrea Di Stefano, it’s all thanks to the Lionheart, a unique stone brought back from the Crusades. This remarkable stone possesses magical properties, allowing for technological advancements and explosive battles that will leave you in awe.
“The new technology was made possible by the Lionheart, a unique stone brought back from the Crusades, which can be used to transform metal and give it magical properties,” said Andrea Di Stefano. “This swift technological progress has led to a revolution in transportation and the way the war unfolds. In our case, it is having a big impact on combat, on the way the characters interact with enemies and the power they can unleash, which results in explosive and spectacular battles.”
From the besieged village of Locksley to the dense Sherwood Forest and the vibrant city of Nottingham, you’ll explore a wide array of stunning environments that breathe new life into the war-torn world. Michael Defroyennes, the Art Director, shares that the team has also highlighted the impact of technology on the environment, giving us a glimpse into the consequences of progress and pollution. Get ready for a visual treat as you immerse yourself in these beautifully crafted landscapes.
As Michael Defroyennes explains, “For example, we start in the village of Locksley, which is under siege, and there will be other iconic places, of course, such as Sherwood Forest and the city of Nottingham. We also wanted to highlight the bleak aspect of the various regions to show how the world is war-torn and the how pollution from technology has impacted the environment.”
Excitingly, Gangs of Sherwood isn’t just a solo experience. With cooperative action for up to four players, you’ll have the chance to team up with your friends or fellow gamers and unleash devastating combos on your enemies. Chain together spectacular attacks, synergize your skills, and overcome formidable soldiers as you fight side by side. The game offers fast-paced gameplay and high replay value, guaranteeing that you’ll want to return to Sherwood Forest time and time again.
Now, I know what you’re thinking—when can we get our hands on this epic adventure? Well, mark your calendars because Gangs of Sherwood is set to release this autumn on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. Be sure to visit the Gangs of Sherwood Steam page and add the game to your wishlist to stay up to date with all the latest news.
Now it’s your turn, fellow gamers! Are you ready to step into the shoes of Robin Hood and his band of heroes? Will you rise against the oppressive Sheriff of Nottingham and restore justice to the land? Share your thoughts and excitement in the comments below or join the vibrant discussion in the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord. We can’t wait to hear your take on this adaptation!