Kalypso have announced the development of The First Templar by Tropico developers Haemimont Games for the PC and Xbox 360. The game is an action adventure set in the 13th century and features single and co-op gameplay.
The First Templar features 20 historically accurate locations and follows the story of two main characters - a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. The player may choose to play as either one with the other controlled by a second player or the computer. It also features drop-in functionality allowing a second player to take control of the computer controlled character at any point.
The player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, in the face of the Saracen, King Philip IV of France and the Inquisition.
Screenshots for the game have also been released.