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NEW YORK — February 27, 2013 — Paradox
Interactive, a publisher of games and a local fire hazard monitor,
today ignited the latest free content update for
War of the Roses, the medieval squad combat title from
Fatshark. The new update, titled “Outside the Law,”
adds a new map, new weaponry, and new armor to the brutal warfare
War of the Roses, as well as a new method of attack for
both Lancastrian and Yorkist archers: fire arrows, capable of
igniting a foe from across the battlefield.
“Outside the Law” takes the ongoing war to
Greenwood, an all-new forest map whose lush greenery will be
spattered with red as armies fight across its hills and valleys,
dodging fallen trees and abandoned tent camps. The fire arrows will
fly relentlessly from both sides, especially with two new bows
available for archers, the Elm Self Bow and the Yew Self Bow.
Hand-to-hand combatants will have to stay moving in order to
dodge the fiery volleys, and strike back with new weapons including
the Woodsman’s Axe, Headsman’s Axe, Shillelagh Mace,
and Quarterstaff. Failing that, they will at least have access to
new armor pieces such as the Bycocket Hat to keep them alive.
War of the Roses will play host to a free-to-play weekend
this weekend, giving squires the chance to experience knighthood.
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For the uninitiated and veteran alike, Executive Producer Gordon
Van Dyke and company will be hosting a live stream of
War of the Roses to show off the fire-packed update and
kick off the upcoming free-to-play weekend. Check out the broadcast
on February 28 at 7 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. PST) by heading over to the
official Paradox Interactive channel on Twitch TV at
To find out more about
War of the Roses, visit