Fans of console-themed adventure games who want to play such games on the PC will soon have an alternative. Sega
announced today that it will publish Spiral Knights
, an online persistent free-to-play action-adventure game with some classic NES-style gameplay. The game itself is being developed by Puzzle Pirates
creator Three Rings
The fantasy themed game will allow players to adventure on their own or team up with up to three more players in online co-op action. There will be some MMO aspects to the game including some crafting features and the ability to form guilds. The official Spiral Knights web site
has already launched. The game is currently available to play in a "preview event" and will officially launch on April 4.
Three Rings is keeping busy. In addition to Spiral Knights
the dev team is also working on the TV show themed MMO Doctor Who: Worlds in Time
for a launch later this year.