Gangs of Sherwood Video Talks About the Reimagining of Robin Hood

Gangs of Sherwood Video

Appeal Studios and Nacon have released a new Gangs of Sherwood video and this one talks about the reimagining of Robin Hood. In the five-minute video, Game Director Andrea Di Stefano and Art Director Michael Defroyennes talk about how they adapted the legend of Robin Hood.

The story in Gangs of Sherwood is a unique take on the Robin Hood legend. It is a war story in which the heroes are leaders of a resistance against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Technological advancement plays a major role in the world, which adds a science-fantasy dimension to the game’s medieval world. “The new technology was made possible by the Lionheart, a unique stone brought back from the Crusades, which can be used to transform metal and give it magical properties,” said Andrea Di Stefano. “This swift technological progress has led to a revolution in transportation and the way the war unfolds. In our case, it is having a big impact on combat, on the way the characters interact with enemies and the power they can unleash, which results in explosive and spectacular battles.”

During their adventure, players will explore a wide variety of stunning environments, some of which will certainly be familiar. As Michael Defroyennes explains, “For example, we start in the village of Locksley, which is under siege, and there will be other iconic places, of course, such as Sherwood Forest and the city of Nottingham. We also wanted to highlight the bleak aspect of the various regions to show how the world is war-torn and the how pollution from technology has impacted the environment.”

First revealed two months ago, Gangs of Sherwood features four of the most famous characters from Robin Hood: Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian and, of course, Robin Hood. There are also lesser-known characters such as Alan-a-Dale in the game as well.

Gangs of Sherwood is due for release this fall 2023 on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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