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Portal Knights Launches Important Game Update on PC

Portal Knights has been one of my favorite titles in 2017, and while many are simply calling this a Minecraft knockoff, I’d challenge that and quickly show how unique and different Portal Knights really is. In fact, I did do that, when I wrote my review for Portal Knights! There was one feature that I’ve wanted for a long time now, and although it isn’t coming to console (yet), it is coming to PC. Ladies and gentleman, you can now play with a friend, but in separate worlds!

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Building a base / city/ castle with friends in Portal Knights is one of my favorite things to do in the game. With three of my brothers, we have slowly put together a small village, complete with houses, stores, warehouses, a church, and of course, a large castle. Getting resources to build all of these structures took a lot of time and effort, and took much longer than required because once the host player took off to get new resources, anybody else in the game was pulled along to a new world.

With specific resources only being available in specific places, we were constantly pulling each other around the various worlds, trying to get what we needed, so we could simply work on our own structures back at the main base. While frustrating, the game was fun enough to keep us playing. This latest update now makes Portal Knights even more enjoyable.

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Here is some of the information courtesy of 505 Games PR:

CALABASAS, CALIF. – August 8, 2017 – Portal Knights, the cooperative action-RPG developed by Keen Games and published by 505 Games, has released a new update that includes a new feature; Players On Different Islands and includes some stability fixes. We are always listening to our community and now this incredibly popular request is a reality for players on PC.  Freely visit different islands in a group of 2 or more players during the same multiplayer session, in both split screen and online multiplayer!

Explore the different realms to help with your team objectives. Split up to gather resources to build a grand homestead or visit different worlds to find rare materials needed to upgrade gear and armor for an upcoming boss battle! Now you and your friends have the freedom to choose your adventure in Portal Knights and you can also save 25% on Steam for a limited time! The Steam discount starts a 10am PST/6pm BST/7pm EU.

In Portal Knights, players will begin their journey as a Warrior, Mage or Ranger, then level-up their character and craft powerful gear and resources to defeat formidable monsters and epic bosses in real-time combat. Featuring four-person cooperative online multiplayer and two-player local split-screen action, Portal Knights allows players to work with friends or family to build structures, explore dungeons and overcome challenging perils together. Travel between randomly generated 3D sandbox worlds on daring journeys, build a home to show off hard-earned treasures from explorations, and master tactical action combat and powerful talents on their quest to restore peace to the world.

Portal Knights is available for purchase now on Steam for $19.99 and is also available for PS4 and Xbox One for $29.99 at physical retail and $19.99 digitally. Portal Knights is rated 10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.portalknights.com

 

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