Today, Kitfox Games announced Fit For A King, the Henry VII simulator where the player will be able to marry everything and execute everything. Players will be able to enforce their will as they please: do you want to marry a foreign princess? Go for it. Do you want to marry a bookshelf? Why not? Marry one, or even both. Do you want to jail your steward? Do it, he deserved it anyway.
As it is the Year of our Lord 1520, players can ordain a horse as a priest, knight their bed, and do pretty much whatever comes to mind as they do whatever it takes to outspend their rival, King Frank of France. To do so, they have 26 royal commands, which includes (M)arry, e(X)ecute, (C)ollect taxes, (B)less, (K)night, (P)lay Lute and (R)eform Church. Fit For A King is a dark-comedy that offers a non-linear sandbox simulation where players can rule their kingdom or do their best to destroy it, just like the real Henry VII.
Players will be able to meet important people like Machiavelli and Suleiman the Magnificent, who will undoubtedly be adapted in a serious and historically accurate manner. Also, watch out for bears.
Fit For A King will be released on Steam on September 5, 2019.
Fit For A King looks like it’ll be a fun time. Gaming has gotten really boring and dull in recent years, and it could do with some shaking up. Games like these are so weird and out there that it’ll stand out on its own, regardless of its kooky main character, strange graphics, and silly plot. It reminds me of something that Monty Python would do, and I could easily see a deleted scene where a Python (as Henry VII, of course) would continuously knight things for no good reason. Rambling aside, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this, if only to see how crazy this game gets via a YouTube playthrough.
What do you think of this announcement? Are you going to rule wisely as Henry VII? Let us know in the comments!