1C Company has announced that it will reveal three brand new titles for PC and consoles at PAX East 2018, which runs April 5-8.
These titles includes strategy-RPGs and action RPGs, and it is strongly possible that one of these three titles could be a new game in the long-running and popular King's Bounty series, that hasn't seen an entry since King's Bounty: Dark Side in 2014.
Here is how 1C Publishing are describing their three games, which will be playable on day one of the show:
The strategy RPG sounds most likely to be a King's Bounty game as that fits the genre, and the "hand-drawn" aspect sounds like an interesting way to bring the series up-to-date. The last game in the series, King's Bounty: Dark Side, came out four years ago in 2014 - and, it should be pointed out, was announced in April that year.
However, while the series isn't usually action-orientated 1C could be making a spin-off, as King's Bounty is highly magic-based, and the Nordic-themed King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is arguably the best game in the franchise.
We were a little critical of King's Bounty: Dark Side, as it looked and felt exactly like the previous games with little innovation. Four years is certainly enough time to innovate and build an exciting new graphics engine.
1C will also be showing off squad-based Viking RTS Ancestors Legacy, puzzle-based action-adventure Haimrik, cyberpunk tactical strategy Re-Legion, and turn-based strategy/RPG Deep Sky Derelicts at the show. We'll find out more on April 5.