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There is another presence that watches you. Is he a guardian or a nemesis?

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If you've played previous incarnations of The Ball, you've noticed that you aren't alone in the ruins you explore. There is another presence that watches you. Is he a guardian or a nemesis? Friend or foe? For many, he'll draw comparisons to a certain mysterious spook, but he is commonly referred to as "The King".

The final version of The Ball will have you seeing a bit more of the King. You'll also be able to finally find out how he is connected to the Ball and this secret underground civilization. The puzzles, the creatures, and the ancient ruins that you will explore; the King is at the center of all of it. But is it his kingdom or his prison? That's for you to find out.

Of course, the move from mod (even a multi-award winning one) to a full-blown commercial game is a big one. So, being in line with Teotl Studios' quest to beautify the visuals beyond what you've been exposed to so far, they decided to give Mr. King a makeover:

Hail to the King, Baby

Above you can see the before and after. The King has had a few nips and tucks as you can see - a much more defined jawline and a fancy headdress establish a more powerful, regal look. Also, you'll see that he's ditched last year's gaudy gold metallic, bird skull adorned look for something even more tribal. Feathers are all the rage this year and Kingy's set to to take the fashion world of Toltec by storm in this hot little number! A new and improved staff is the perfect accessory for asserting your status.

Hail to the King, Baby Hail to the King, Baby

Enough about fashion - on a more serious note, Teotl Studios members will be present at the Nordic Game Conference mingling with some of the best and brightest developers in the Nordic and and global games industry. Give us a shout on our twitter or facebook if you'd like to meet with us there.

Next update: Nordic Game happenings and ... a release date?

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416

im..im...SPEECHLESS!!!

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Dremth
Dremth

wowwww

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Froyok
Froyok

"[...] and ... a release date?"
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy !§

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Splinesplitter
Splinesplitter

Gosh, he looks gorgeous!

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koburamoe
koburamoe

" Hail to the King, Baby "

I tough this phrase was trademarked by 3DREALMS !

See this site they also trademarked others :D !

3drealms.com

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Lord_Santa
Lord_Santa

"hail to the king" was spoken by Ash (Bruce Campbell) in Evil Dead 3 - Army of Darkness, long before Duke Nuke'm was 3D

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stenchy Author
stenchy

^ this.

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koburamoe
koburamoe

yeah but they didnt trademarked it :D

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

The first one looks cooler than the new one, but certainly the new one is much more detailed and looks like an emperor, Hail hiM!

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popsUlfr
popsUlfr

Breathtaking. Big improvement over the old model which reminded way too much of an unreal tournament character.

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stenchy Author
stenchy

He also had a bit of a nasty overbite :P

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medve
medve

looks like it's smileing

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belzaran
belzaran

A lot of improvements ! Good work guys !

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Kyou.
Kyou.

Yeh Looks GREAT

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

awesomeness...can't wait to buy it!

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Auth3ntic0
Auth3ntic0

Impressive. Face lifting FTW!

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