Dutch independent game development company Triangle Studios is preparing a new action adventure game, called Cross of the Dutchman. Cross of the Dutchman is currently slated for a Q2 2012 release on the PC and tells the legendary story of “Grutte” Pier Gerlofs Donia. The game is build on the Unity engine and the company has revealed today its teaser, that can be viewed bellow.
Cross of the Dutchman is based on the folk legend of Pier Gerlofs Donia. Pier lived a peaceful life with his wife Rintsje in the small town of Kimswerd. Pier was a humble farmer, even though he came from a rich family. One day the village of Kimswerd was attacked and plundered by Saxon mercenaries. While Pier was trying to save the village from being burnt to the ground, the marauders captured and murdered Rintsje.
Enraged by the murder on his wife, Pier gathered an army of farmers and stood up against the oppressors of his people. His cause quickly became known to all Frisians and his actions made him an immortal legend for all citizens of Frisia. That is why Pier received his famous nickname ‘Grutte Pier’ (Pier the Great).
Cross of the Dutchman has been in development since 2011 and is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2012.
CEO Remco de Rooij said:
“The teaser trailer tells the story of Pier Gerlofs Donia, the Hero of our game. With the release of this trailer we hope to gather extra interest in the game not only from the general public but also from publishers. We are especially looking for partners to bring Cross of the Dutchman to XBLA and PSN in addition to releasing it on the PC.”
Cross of the Dutchman teaser trailer (Official)