First Season of The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse Finishes with Release of Books Four, Five (Video)
The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse, the episodic RPG with collectible card game elements based in Universal Studios’ Huntsman universe, concludes its first season today with the arrival of Book Four and Book Five on Windows and Mac via Steam.
Elisabeth’s quest leads her through new stretches of The Huntsman universe, many instantly recognizable to fans of the films. Locations include the vast plains of High Moor and the ruins of the abandoned castle of Freya, the villain in The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Our heroine also returns to Vardhelm, now buried in snow and overrun by Freya’s army.
The new books continue Elisabeth’s venture through a surreal animated world to reunite with her long-lost siblings. Now understanding a menacing sorceress known as The Enchantress is responsible for their disappearance, Elisabeth hastens her valiant search for her final brother, Jonathan, and learns the enchantress’ true role in her story.
Books Four and Five introduce goblins as well as mysterious spirit and alter-ego versions of Elisabeth’s brothers, all while players deal with the looming threat of ulterior motives harbored by Marcus, the young man that initially joined Elisabeth’s search.
New immensely powerful weapons, armor, attacks and abilities will be shuffled into the mix. Players continue utilizing collectible cards in the battles, choosing from randomized cards drawn at the beginning of a fight.
“Books Four and Five continue The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse’s dynamic storytelling, letting players truly make Elisabeth’s adventure their own,” said Linsay Craten, chief marketing officer, Desert Owl Games. “We can’t wait for players to discover the truth about the enchantress and Marcus then finally experience Elisabeth’s chilling homecoming to Vardhelm.”
About This Game
Winter is fast approaching as Queen Freya’s army marches relentlessly on the White Lands. Beneath the shadow of that deadly war Elisabeth’s quiet life on her family’s farm in Vardhelm comes to an abrupt end as she embarks on a journey of her own. Join her on a quest to find her missing brothers as you explore an expanded Huntsman universe, one where you’ll encounter both familiar faces and new dangers, all while discovering the secret Elisabeth herself unknowingly carries.
Meet Elisabeth: Determined and optimistic, Elisabeth believes in fairy tales and happy endings–and is skilled enough with a sword to make them come true.
Meet Marcus: A staunch ally with unusual magic, Marcus’ path seems entwined with Elisabeth’s–yet he hides secrets of his own that might endanger all Elisabeth fights for.
Participate in An Interactive Story: Play through an immersive and interactive story filled with suspense and mystery.
A Distinct Visual Style: Explore the world of Snow White and the Huntsman brought to life via a distinctive hand-drawn macabre style with character designs by Abigail Larson.
Engage in Strategic Combat: Engage with wisps, goblins, trolls and more via a strategic and visually appealing combat system.
Lead Your Character’s Progression: Earn new equipment and select new abilities for your characters throughout the journey.