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HISTORY’s Knightfall Introduces 2 Companion Games

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A&E Networks announces two new companion games for History’s scripted drama series, Knightfall.

Knightfall, an original HISTORY drama series from A+E Studios focuses on the Knights Templar and debuted Wednesday, December 6.

The companion games include A+E Networks’ first foray into the augmented reality world with Knightfall AR, an all-new technology that creates a highly immersive experience, and Knightfall: Rivals, a mobile card game available beginning Wednesday, November 15 on iOS, Android and Steam platforms.

Knightfall AR leverages Apple’s newest technology to create a game that places you in the world of The Knights Templar as they seek to defend the city of Acre from an invading army and protect Christianity’s most prized relic, The Holy Grail. Players will learn about this fascinating time in history as they collect coins that provide facts about various soldiers and weapons. Knightfall AR is available now on iTunes and Google Play. View demo of Knightfall AR.

In Knightfall: Rivals, the Knights Templar have returned to their home in Paris after years of fighting in the Crusades, only to find themselves thrust into a new kind of war – a power struggle that threatens to destroy their entire order. Take on real players to help determine the course of history in this card-collecting game. Knightfall: Rivals is a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. View Knightfall: Rivals trailer , Download the Knightfall: Rivals game.

 

HISTORY’s new drama series Knightfall, which airs Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT, begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar’s last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost. Years later, a clue emerges suggesting the whereabouts of the Grail and sends the Templars, led by the noble, courageous and headstrong Templar Knight Landry (Tom Cullen, Downton Abbey, Gunpowder), on a life or death mission to find the lost Cup of Christ. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clash with the King of France, to the dark events leading to the demise of the Templar Order on Friday the 13th, 1307 —a date which became synonymous with bad luck—the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. Focusing on themes such as belief, sacrifice, politics, love, power and revenge – Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. Watch the first episode here.

Knightfall joins HISTORY’s original scripted roster, which includes anchor hit series Vikings, renewed for a 20 episode sixth season; military drama SIX, currently in production on season two; and the recently announced series Blue Book, executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe® winner Robert Zemeckis, and The Breach: Inside The Impeachment of Bill Clinton from Emmy® Award winning producer R.J. Cutler.

Written by Terri Clark

Terri Clark is an entertainment writer, TV addict, pop culture geek and award-winning young adult author. She loves the access Twitter has given her to the people behind her favorite books & TV shows. TV isn’t just a static sport anymore. (Yes, sport! Watching as much as she does requires commitment, dedication and endurance.) She's a writer and lead editor for Talk Nerdy With Us. Please follow her at terriclarkbooks on Facebook and Twitter. You can find info on her YA books at TerriClarkBooks.com.

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