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  Ancestors is now Ancestors Legacy! Watch the latest commented gameplay!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Being a warrior requires some serious guts. You need to be brave, you need to be resistant to pain, you need to be quick, and you need to be prepared for all the inconveniences a warrior’s life may bring. But on top of it all, you mustn’t forget to use your brains. Being able to outwit and outrun your enemies, to plan ahead, to sneak around and adjust your tactics whenever needed, and to be ready for surprises will often save your neck. In the end, nothing ever goes according to plan when you’re at war, and often being smart – not strong – determines whether you’ll return home victorious with your shield, or lying dead upon it.

You can watch the latest Ancestors Legacy gameplay video HERE (b-roll version HERE). It will show you exactly how important tactics, combat features unique to your troop, the ability to move stealthily, or having a hero on your side may be. And this time the developers have provided a commentary to help all gamers better understand the gameplay features.

Watch a single-player mission, in which you’ll experience the stealthy side of Ancestors Legacy and learn basic combat rules. Take a peek at its complex mechanics and don’t underestimate the importance of sneaking about. Care for your squad to become invincible. Choose your opponents wisely, and remember – some units will be ineffective against others. Use diversions and lure your enemies to take them out with style.

Ancestors Legacy, with its 4 different nations, offers many different ways of achieving tactical dominance and overall superiority on the battlefield. The Vikings from the Norse Kingdoms are more mobile than other units with their light infantry and cavalry.

Vikings play the role of aggressors in the game, so they don’t have permanent buildings that may be considered a “base”. Their tactics are based on an ambush–attack–retreat formula, and it works frightfully well for them. They do have some simple settlements, though, and it’s worth noting that they are based on military camps from the 10 th – 11 th century. The tribe as such is based on Vikings who lived in the area of modern-day Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in the period between the 9 th and 11 th century.

If you’re interested in checking out some more footage from Ancestors Legacy, you can watch the announcement trailer HERE and the gameplay reveal trailer HERE.


Take command of your army as you storm through medieval Europe in an extensive series of campaigns. Once you have chosen one of the four available tribes – Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Germans, or Slavs – you will be tasked with more than just conquering, raiding, or pillaging enemy camps, villages, and towns. Only by utilizing the full range of tactical options, taking strategic advantage of the environment, and managing your temporary bases and settlements will you emerge victorious.

Ancestors Legacy is a historically accurate real-time strategy game influenced by the historical events of the Middle Ages. The game combines resource management and base building with large-scale, squad-based battles across vast battlefields, all rendered in stunning detail thanks to Unreal Engine 4. Experience medieval bloodshed like never before thanks to the cinematic action camera that puts you right in the middle of the battle at the press of a button. 


  • 4 playable nations. Extensive single player campaign inspired by historical events and people.
  • Victory or defeat. Intense battles in multiplayer mode in cruel medieval realism.
  • Outsmart your enemies. Advanced tactical options that combine the use of terrain, experience, and morale.
  • Cinematic battle camera view. Put yourself right in the center of the brutal action.
  • Outstanding visual fidelity. Ancestors Legacy is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and features more than 1,600 in-game animations.
  • Expand. Streamlined resource management and village construction.

Platforms:          PC Windows, Xbox One

Release date:    Q2 2018

Publisher:           1C Company

Developer:         Destructive Creations



New Gameplay Trailer: commented version HERE (b-roll version without commentary HERE)

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Founded in 1991, 1C is a global games publisher with offices located in Europe and Russia. The company releases PC games through its global network of independent distribution partners, digitally and at retail.

About Destructive Creations:

Destructive Creations is a very experienced development team, comprised of highly-skilled game industry veterans. Many years of common creative work has led to a super smooth workflow and team stability. Our first production under the Destructive Creations brand was Hatred, which was released on June 1st, 2015. Our main goal has always been to create original, uncompromising games. The example of Hatred shows that we can handle controversy and unusual solutions perfectly.