The First Templar goes gold

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Kalypso Media's co-op action/adventure game The First Templar has gone gold and is scheduled to arrive on store shelves on May 10th for play on the Xbox 360 and PC.

The game follows the Knights Templar as they conduct a desperate search for the mythical Holy Grail.  It will feature cooperative combat and puzzle solving in both its single player and multiplayer modes.  The First Templar even allows gamers to engage in split-screen co-op, a great feature being used less and less everyday by developers looking to cash in on the online multiplayer craze. 

The game includes another interesting feature:  the ability to switch between the two characters (Templar Celian and noble lady/heretic Marie) at will during their fight to uncover a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Knights Templar.

For more info, check the game out here.
The First Templar Goes Gold – Set for May 10 North American Release

Ridgewood, NJ, April 20, 2011 – Kalypso Media USA, Inc is pleased to announce that The First Templar, its action/adventure game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC has gone gold. The First Templar follows the story of the brave Knights Templar as they search for the Holy Grail, and defend themselves from their enemies. The game features co-operative combat and puzzle solving in both single- and multiplayer modes, and allows for split-screen play on the Xbox 360. Kalypso will release The First Templar on both platforms on May 10 in North America. For more information, please visit

The First Templar is a co-operative action adventure game, set in a dark and gritty portrayal of the late 13th Century during the Crusade where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and once noble knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.

Follow the path of two unlikely heroes on their search for the Holy Grail. The young french Templar Celian teams up with the noble lady and proclaimed heretic Marie to unveil a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Knights Templar. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn including the Saracen, King Philip of France and the Holy Inquisition. 

The First Templar offers a captivating campaign that can be enjoyed alone or cooperatively with a friend. When playing solo, the player can switch freely between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any time, a second player may join in and take control of the second hero. 

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, and Dungeons for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include The First Templar, Tropico 4 and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at

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