Developed exclusively for Xbox One by renowned studio Crytek, “Ryse: Son of Rome”is an immersive action-adventure story of struggle, brutality and heroism. It followsa fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who joins the army to avengethe slaying of his family and emerges as a hero who must fight to save the Roman Empire.
“Ryse: Son of Rome”presents a cinematic re-creation of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in breathtaking detail that represents the graphical benchmark for the next console generation.It brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail, thrusting you into the chaos of close-quarters combat, where the emotion on the enemy’s face can be seen and felt.Showcasing the possibilities of Xbox One, “Ryse: Son of Rome”extends the gameplay experience with unique features such as Xbox SmartGlass, GameDVR and the new high-fidelity Kinect, letting you manage your character’s progress with your compatible mobileor tabletdevice, record and share your best gameplay moments with friends,andcommand legions with the sound of your voice.
Next-generation cinematic immersion With the power of Xbox One, “Ryse: Son of Rome”presents conflict in the Roman Empire like you’ve never seen it before, from the northern reaches of Britannia to the Coliseum and the very heart of Rome. New advancements in performance capture allow you to interact with believably realistic characters featuringincredibly detailed facial animation and naturalistic emotion.
A rivetingstory of Roman revenge
“Ryse: Son of Rome”tells the story of theyoung Roman soldier Marius Titus who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits. Seeking revenge, he travels with the Roman army to Britannia where he proves himself a soldier of phenomenal skill and quickly rises through the ranks. As Marius leads thearmy against the barbarian horde,his quest unravels and hediscovers that he must return to Rome to find his vengeance.
The challenge editor was revealed last year as a SmartGlass companion app feature that would allow players to craft and share their own challenges in the game's co-up Gladiator mode.
But the features wasn't ready for launch in November 2013, and has failed to materialize some three months after launch. In a statement on Friday, a Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon why: "After careful consideration, we have decided to cease development on Ryse: Son of Rome's challenge editor and focus on improving and expanding fans' experience with the game through both free content updates and purchased add-on packs," they said. "We look forward to sharing more details soon."
Gladiator mode is Ryse's co-operative multiplayer mode, which sees players teaming up in a Coliseum to take on hordes of increasingly challenging enemies. It features dynamic tile sets inspired by the movable floor pieces in the ancient Coliseum which were used to recreate historic battles. These movable tiles are used to make hidden scenery rise from the floor, allowing for battles in settings such as strongholds, ruins and naval arenas to take place.