previews\ May 19, 2003 at 8:00 pm

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown - PS2 - Preview

E3 2003 - First Look


Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is an action, strategy, RPG coming out for the Playstation 2. Following the story of Robin Hood, it is your goal to dethrone the twisted Prince John with the help of friends such as Little John, Will Scarlet, and Maid Marian.


Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown mixes many different types of play, such as strategic battles, action-filled sword fights, and RPG story telling. Players will also be able to take part in jousts, castle sieges, and archery ambushes in the Sherwood Forrest.


Robin Hood also offers branching paths. At different points in the game you will be given options on what to do next. Depending on what choices are made and how well you perform, you will see one of over 8 different endings. Each story sequence is shown using the in-game graphics with full voice-overs for each character, and the soundtrack is fully orchestrated giving the player a feeling of immersion in the epic tale of Robin Hood.


The characters and environments look great. The use of color helps bring the game to life. Robin Hood looks to bring strategic gameplay and action sequences together flawlessly, all while a branching story unfolds. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is currently scheduled for a September release. 



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