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Turn-based strategy title King’s Bounty II brings royal bearing to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 today

Return to Nostria, as the iconic fantasy-strategy series has arrived on current-gen consoles, with today’s launch of King’s Bounty II.

A king in the court(s)

Released a few years ago on the PC, King’s Bounty II brought a beloved strategy classic back from the ether. The title reinvigorated the brand with a great-looking and solid playing sequel, that combined free-roaming exploration and turn-based battles.

While the game has since appeared on consoles including the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, it’s only now making its way to the current crop of systems. And if you waited, the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 editions sound like the best ones yet.

Both enhanced editions sport something called “dynamic 4K”, which is a special performance mode that enables “60 FPS, faster load times, and generally enhanced performance”.

Darkness descends over the world of Nostria. Conspiracies, sabotage, and necromancy are overshadowing the country. Counties are demanding independence, bandits prowl the roads, and rumors about the overwhelming power of Blight emerge from a whisper in the dark. The old King Claudius was poisoned and cannot lead the kingdom, and so his son, Prince Adrian, must now unite the struggling lands while his power and faith fall under attack. But maybe a savior – the kingdom’s last hope – is already here, to fight back and finally restore peace and order in Nostria?

Fulqrum Publishing press release

King’s Bounty II is out now for Xbox Series X|S and PS5, but what if you already own it for the PS4 or Xbox One? Well, don’t worry because you’re covered. According to Fulqrum Publishing, the new versions include “free upgrade and save file compatibility for current owners”. Sally forth!

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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