Ryse Steam Page Reveals PC Launch Date, Pre-Purchase Soundtrack and System Requirements

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It’s been about a month now since Crytek announced that it would be self-publishing a Windows PC edition of former Xbox One launch exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome, but back then no specific details were confirmed about the launch date beyond a vague fall 2014 target. While browsing around Steam today, though, I noticed a new pre-purchase ad in the home page’s rotating banner and clicked in to the product page to find some key details about the upcoming release.

Let’s get the big one out of the way first: Ryse is listed for PC launch on October 10th. A quick trip over to the Crytek website leads to a press release confirming the news.

Pre-purchase is available now for $39.99, including a bonus digital copy of the game’s official soundtrack:

Experience the stirring sounds of Ryse: Son of Rome anytime, anywhere, with an exclusive digital download of the game’s epic soundtrack. A creative collaboration involving over 200 individuals, the multi-award nominated audio echoes the emotional journey of lead character Marius Titus – from the agony of loss to the brutality of battle, and beyond. Scored by three veteran composers and performed by the Hungarian Studio Orchestra, the soundtrack features 25 tracks that will immerse the listener in the tempestuous world of ancient Rome. Pre-purchase Ryse: Son of Rome today to claim your free download of this breathtaking cinematic soundtrack.

Download the “Rome Theme” for free today: http://bit.ly/RyseTheme

The Steam page also lists the supported features — it’s got everything including achievements, cloud saves, controller support, leaderboards, stats and trading cards — as well as the system requirements, from the bare minimum specs to the hardware you’ll need under the hood of your gaming PC before even thinking about running the game at 4K resolution.

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (64bit)
Processor: Dual core with HyperThreading technology or quad core CPU
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB video RAM
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 26 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (64bit)
Processor: Quad Core or Six Core CPU
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB video RAM
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 26 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

Now take a look at the new trailer to see the graphical horsepower those beefy requirements are capable of producing.

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