It was only a matter of time before someone stepped up to give the large-scale medieval battles of Mount & Blade a run for their money. That’s what the developers of Ancestors Legacy seem to be doing – and then some. This is a squad-based, real-time strategy game about storming across medieval Europe leaving bloodshed in your wake.
While Ancestors Legacy isn’t based on real medieval battles it is inspired by them and the developers aim for them to be as realistic as possible. You choose between one of the four warring nations – Viking, Anglo-Saxon, German, or Slav – and head off on a huge campaign to conquer Europe.
The focus of the game is tactics, and they’re not confined to the battlefield, either. You’ll need to manage your temporary bases and settlements, examine the lay of the land to see how you can utilise it to your advantage, and increase your squad’s morale. Once you’re done, you can head straight into pillaging enemy camps and slaughtering the retaliating forces.
The cool thing is that, unlike other RTS games with their grand overhead views, Ancestors Legacy lets you get right in among the action with its cinematic camera to watch the slaughter. Who doesn’t love to see a virtual someone slashed across the chest?
Currently, Ancestors Legacy is in beta, so there’s still plenty of testing to be done before it’s fully unleashed onto your PC. However, one of the most important tests is for the game’s multiplayer. The developers are kicking off a multiplayer beta phase and we have the privilege of letting you in on it.
We have 1500 Steam keys up for grabs via the widget below – just complete one of the actions and you should receive your code. It’s first come, first served, so grab one quick if you want to start commanding a squad in Ancestors Legacy’s multiplayer serving. If you need them, there are code redemption instructions just below the widget.
To redeem your key, just follow these simple steps: