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The First Templar begins the bloody hunt for the Holy Grail in this new trailer

Head back in time to the lovely and scenic 13th century, home of the Crusades (one of them), and take the role of a member of the Templar Knights in the newest adventure game offering from Kalypso Media.

It is unclear whether or not you face off against a castle full of Frenchmen that taunt you mercilessly about the amount of weight a European swallow could carry as opposed to an African swallow (although obviously the African swallow is non-migratory), but in the upcoming adventure title, you will follow in the fine tradition of Indiana Jones and Monty Python and hunt the Holy Grail. Although it probably won’t be as silly, and you are likely to use an actual horse rather than coconuts.

The details on the game’s story are still fairly vague. You play a member of the Templar Knights, and with the help of the noble lady Celian, the two of you attempt to uncover a conspiracy within the Templars that will put you against the Saracen, King Philip of France and the Inquisition. Because NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

As you might expect with a story featuring two characters, the game will support co-op play, both online and off. Barring that, a single player will be able to switch between characters at will.

Check out the trailer below, pull up a comfy chair, and look for The First Templar on PC and Xbox 360 on April 26.

{Warning: The following trailer may not be suitable for all ages}


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