Kingdom Come: Deliverance's Script Is Twice The Size of Lord of the Rings Book Trilogy

This medieval sim allows for a collection of different paths to be pursued and a new trailer gives us a look into the main story.


The release of kickstarted medieval adventure Kingdom Come: Deliverance is nearly upon us. Various glimpses, including a guide to key features, have been released in recent weeks and the latest trailer gives us a glimpse into a tale that features a script twice the length of the Lord of the Rings saga.

Such a claim is one that could include a bunch of caveats, but WarHorse Studios really did the work. We reached out for clarification and it turns out Kingdom Come: Deliverance clocks in at 60 hours of dialogue with 3 1/2 hours of cutscenes featuring over 50 actors. This brings the game to twice the amount of dialogue that what's included in the core three Lord of the Ring books excluding The Hobbit. The picture down below is a sneak peek at the printed script for the game.

The new trailer is called A Blacksmith's Tale and shows our protagonist in action. So much of previous trailers has focused on the technical feats of the game and there are many of them, but the story looks like it will be an emotionally impactful tale. Our lead character loses his family due to acts of war and gets swept into conflict, facing an adventure much bigger than him.

If you want a taste at just how complex this game can get, take a look at the recent Kingdom Come: Deliverance combat trailer. There are many layers of combat to pay attention to in order to be successful and will test even the most adept from beginning to end.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance arrives February 13 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available on the official website. Look for the Shacknews review on release week and stay tuned for more feature updates. If you're on PC, there's an NVIDIA Geforce driver you may want to snatch up before playing.

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    February 1, 2018 10:15 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Kingdom Come: Deliverance's Script Is Twice The Size of Lord of the Rings Book Trilogy

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      February 1, 2018 10:39 AM

      anyone getting this?

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        February 1, 2018 11:01 AM


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        February 1, 2018 11:11 AM

        yeah i kickstarted it. looks like it'll be right up my ally

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        February 1, 2018 11:12 AM

        I'm really interested in it but holding off until reviews hit.

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          February 1, 2018 11:16 AM

          This is where I sit. I've watched a number of beta streams now and still can't decide if it's awful or awesome.

          My gut says it's way too ambitious but if the systems work well enough I will play along and look past the jank.

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          February 1, 2018 6:04 PM

          Yeah same, but if reviews are good Ill be picking this bad boy up hard. Ive got steam credit with this game written all over it.

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        February 1, 2018 11:19 AM

        I definitely am

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        February 1, 2018 4:27 PM

        Definitely, as long as the Jank is tolerable. If it’s at Boiling Point levels I’ll pass.

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        February 1, 2018 6:28 PM

        not 100% sure that im getting it, but definitely interested

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      February 1, 2018 11:17 AM

      I want this game to be good. There is so much jank in various videos with combat and what not though. Supposedly a lot of the footage is from a earlier beta build but still.

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      February 1, 2018 6:00 PM

      I Kickstarted it. I'm actually surprised it's coming out.

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      February 1, 2018 6:30 PM

      From a graphics POV. It looks pretty rough when compared to Witcher 3 that was released almost 3 years ago.

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