1C Entertainment and Prime Matter have revealed Katharine as the second of three playable characters in King’s Bounty II, described as being “a human mage who prefers the power of word, intrigue, and magic rather than open confrontation with the enemy.”
Katharine comes from a long line of noble Rigern counts, who rule the rugged mountain region of Nostria. After spending more than 20 years away from the region looking for arcane knowledge and magic, she discovers that her nephew Maurice has taken over her country and stopped paying her the taxes that she needs to fund her expeditions and mystical research. Outraged, she heads to the Universal Assembly in order to demand the return of her power from the King…
King’s Bounty II is a tactical turn-based RPG set in the vast realms of Antara, where a mysterious blight has corrupted the land and those that live there.
Refugees have started to arrive in the kingdom of Nostria, placing a strain on food and resources. Blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside, leaving chaos and destruction behind. With the land fighting for survival, it is up to you to forge Antara’s future.
Choosing from one of three heroes that each has their own unique story, you will set out on “a non-linear, open-world adventure” across a fantasy landscape.
Your time will be split between two phases. First, you will journey across the realm from a third-person perspective to pick up quests and explore the wilderness. However, when you are met with conflict scenarios, the perspective will switch to tactical, turn-based combat where you will rely on your units’ strengths to emerge victoriously.
King’s Bounty II will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 24th August 2021.