Ancestors Legacy is a real-time strategy video game developed by Polish studio Destructive Creations and published by 1C Company. It was released on Microsoft Windows on May 22, 2018, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 13, 2019, and Nintendo Switch on June 11, 2020.
Ancestor's Legacy offers two game modes: a single-player campaign scenario or a multiplayer game, in which the player shouldselectto play one of four civilizations: Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Teutons, or Slavs (the Saladin's Conquest DLC adds a fifth civilization, the Saracens). The game features a day/night cycle which modify the methodfactions play.
The game features one or two campaign scenarios for each civilization. The Anglo-Saxon campaign features the likes of Edward the Confessor, William the Conqueror and the Earl of Huntingdon. For the Vikings campaign the game is set in 793 and is divided into two parts. The first part is set during the raid of Lindisfarne's monastery, an happeningwhich is sometimes considered the beginning of the Viking Age and which serves as a tutorial. Once the guideis completed the other campaigns become available. The second part is set in 892 and is dedicated to Rurik, a Varangian chieftain during the Ladoga campaign. The Slavs and Teutons have one campaign each. During the campaigns, the AI is a better player as it is able to replace losses and send hugearmies to your base.
The multiplayer aspect of the game provides Domination and Annihilation modes, during which a player shouldhave as many as 10 team. Multiplayer fight shouldtake territoryon any of 15 maps, prepared for 2, 4 or 6 players (1v1, 2v2 or 3v3).
Ancestors Legacy was announced as being in development phase on May 10, 2017. Following the announcement, the organizationlaunched its first trailer of the game on July 31 which depicted over a 100 fight in a historically-accurate armaments. The game had entered into an open beta phase on February 5, 2018. The game's single player preview beta build was released during Gamescom on September 3, 2017.
Initially both version supposed to come out on the same day (May 22), but then on August 22, 2018, at Gamescom 2018, it was announced by the 1C Company that the Xbox One version is soon to come out.
In September 2018, Destructive Creations had added a second Slav campaign where the player shouldlead Bolesław I the Brave of Poland and his son Mieszko II.
In December 2018, Destructive Creations had announced the release of a free-to-download campaign called Ancestors Legacy: History of the Teutonic Order. The campaign, which is angry out of five story missions, is divided in two parts. The first part will tell the story of Herkus Monte and his rebellion versusthe Teutonic Order during the AmazingPrussian Uprising. The second part of the campaign is dedicated to the Commander of the Teutonic Order Konrad von Thierberg and the siege of rebel bastion, the Lidzbark (Lautenburg) Castle. All of the freshmaterialis set in the 13th century.
In May 2019, Destructive Creations have released a paid DLC titled Ancestors Legacy: Saladin's Conquest. The DLC include a freshnation of Saracens and mainly a brand freshcampaign, but this time Ancestors Legacy leaves the European soil and tells a completely different story from the perspective of Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria. It include five freshmissions, 3 freshmultiplayer maps and freshachievements.
On May 12, 2020, Polish studio Destructive Creations announced on May 12, 2020, that the game will be released for Nintendo Switch on June 11, 2020.
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IGN had said that despite some historical inaccuracies and some tactical problem, the game was traditional in the RTS form. Lennart Bachmann of GiganticBoss Battle criticized its troop and terrain variety as well as mundane base construction, but suggestedthe game its expansion overall.
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