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The Knights of Valour Soundtrack is now online

As one of the very few free-to-play games that I enjoyed, I spent quite a bit of time with Knights of Valour leading up to its July 6th sunsetting. One of the things I liked best about the game was its soundtrack, a raucous mix of traditional stylings with thumping beats and Dynasty Warriors-esque butt rock. There are loads of videos on YouTube of high level play in the game but I didn’t see any that highlighted the music, so I set out on an urgent quest.

Unfortunately, I never did the grind to reach the level cap so I wasn’t able to tackle the game’s final chapter or get far into its wave-based Expedition mode. But I did capture the majority of its soundtrack, nearly two hours in fact, and you can have a listen with a pair of videos I just completed.

Part 1 features tracks 1 – 21 and covers the main themes from the game including the Intro Video, Title Theme, and all of the Stage Themes up to the final chapter. Part 2 contains tracks 22 – 40 including the rockin’ Boss Battle themes, some of the special events, Expedition Mode, and the fantastic Vampire Rabbit theme.

You can watch and listen above or check out the playlist on the game’s page to see our hands-on coverage followed by the soundtrack presentation. I hope this helps fans of the game cope with the loss, it was personally very saddening to load the game up on July 6th and not even make it to the title screen.

Credit and thanks to Chih-Ming Liao & Andrew Parsons Lin for Music & Effects.

Knights of Valour on PlayStation 4 shuts down July 6th

I missed this news back in April but there’s still about two weeks left for anyone interested. Publisher Games in Flames announced on April 6th that they would be shutting down the English versions of the free-to-play, PlayStation 4 brawler Knights of Valour on July 6th, 2020.

As the dust thins out over the battlefields, the sun comes through the cloudy skies and the sounds of battle fall silent. We can say we have arrived at a point of peace and harmony. But we did not achieve this alone, also not with the help of the dragon god but with the power of each individual Knight of Valour.

Still with this, we sadly have to announce that this is the end of our journey. The Knights of Valour servers will be closed at the 6th of July 2020 as our contract with the developer comes to an end. We want to say that it was a real pleasure to be the publisher of Knights of Valour and watch over this lovely community for as long as we could. Until the final day we want to provide therefore a last thank you to all players. For their support, loyalty and critic towards the game and us.

In the last 90 days it won’t be possible to purchase from the PS Store anymore. But to give players, who still have savings on Goshiki Stones or who want this last milestone for their character reached, a chance to fulfill their wishes, we’ll offer over the whole period events (most of which starting 8th of April) and significant discounts up to 90% in all ingame shops, event stage entry fees and the dragon wishes.

What you can expect:
– Costs per Wish is reduced by 90%
– Silver wish offers now which each 10+1 wish 2 Goshiki Stones
– Gold wish contains exclusively mercenaries.
– Times of free and paid entries of events are increased.
– Entry fees are reduced drastically.
– Hua Xiong’s Anger and Guardian of the Magic Circle Events
– Exchange shop offers Shatters and rare Materials with huge discounts.
– Skin Package Event with no longer obtainable skins over the course of last month
– and more…

We hope you all can enjoy this last offering and find some needed distraction through these troublesome times. Again, thank you so much for being a great community.

Your Knights of Valour Team

The original Asian releases of the game were delisted back in 2019 but Games in Flames has kept things up and running for the Western world. Unlike many titles about to be shut down, you can still grab Knights of Valour and rack up a few free Trophies before it’s gone for good on July 6th.

The game was fascinating enough for me to check out back in 2017 as it’s the eleventh entry in a long-running series of Taiwanese arcade titles loosely based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel (the same source material behind Dynasty Warriors). It’s got some fun mechanics during the actual fights but it was too heavy on the grinding and micro-transactions to stick with for long. 

I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and hope to record some final footage before it’s gone for good.