The Kingdom games are notable for their minimalist gameplay that has a handful of controls. Starting a brand new game the monarch will be guided by the ghost through a simple tutorial in which the basic controls will be taught. This tutorial is adapted to each platform and its controls.

Game controlsEdit

The following control scheme concerns:

Actions Controls
PC Mobile N. Switch Xbox PS4
Move left A or Drag
left / right
left / right
Left thumbstick
left / right
left / right
Move right D or
Sprint Double tap move button
Hold Shift while moving
Drag all the way
right / left
L or R Right
LZ or RZ
Drop coin S or Tap A A X
Pay coins
(to circles)
Hold S or Drag down Hold A Hold A Hold X
Left Shift while
standing still
N/A L or R Right
LZ or RZ

Some mobile versions of New Lands feature touch controls with a virtual game pad. Other devices will accept physical extra controllers as seen in this case.

Character customizationEdit

King and Queen

The King wears the Crown and a coloured cape while the Queen wears a Tiara and coloured dress.

Players choose their monarch's appearance when first starting the game. By pressing the S or button (or by tapping the screen in the mobile version) during the loading screen, sex, skin colour, and the colour of the cape or dress will be randomised, letting the player decide on their preference. Once selected, players cannot change their character unless they start a new game.

Players also get their character a banner with random tinctures, ordinaries and charge after they establish a camp in game. The colour of the banner will be the same with the colour of the character's cape or dress.

Steam Logo PC – The pause screen allows the player to alter the banner manually. For details, see Coat of arms.


Enter Splitscreen

Additional controller detected – Enter splitscreen mode?

Two Crowns

This section is about Kingdom Two Crowns.

The player 1 must have finished the tutorial before starting a local or online cooperative game.

Local co-op (split screen)Edit

When a 2nd player is detected, a pop-up gives the options:

  • stay in single player or
  • enter splitscreen.

There are different ways to trigger this splitscreen pop-up.

Two on keyboard


Used keys on an American keyboard

To start a local co-op with the keyboard, press G, J or ~ (or the key between ESC and Tab, if in a non US keyboard). The second player keys are: H, J and K for movement and G for special ability.

Keyboard and controller
While playing with the keyboard, plug the controller (or press the Start button) for it to be detected.

Two controllers
Start the game with one controller and plug/turn on the second (or press the Start button) for it to be detected.

On Switch, in order to get it to recognize each joycon as a different controller follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Switch HOME menu
  2. Press the button in the lower tab that has a Joycon icon
  3. Select "Change Controller/Grip Order"
  4. If using Joycons, activate them one at a time (follow the display for instructions)
  5. If you're not using Joycons, make sure that you have two separate controllers paired (player 1 and 2)
  6. Launch Kingdom Two Crowns, and enter a campaign
  7. While in-game, have player 2 press any button on his controller.

Online co-op (full screen)Edit

Not available for Nintendo Switch.

Instructions for Steam
  1. Press Esc to open the menu
  2. Click "Multiplayer"
  3. Check "Allow Online Joining" and/or "Open Friend"
  4. Invite a friend through the Steam chat.
Cross platform

There is no cross platform support.

Players using Steam though can play online together no matter if they're on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Challenge IslandsEdit

Challenge islands menu
Two Crowns

This section is about Kingdom Two Crowns.

To access a challenge island:

1. Press Esc to open the menu
2. Click "Challenge Islands"
3. Click:

The crowned skull for the Skull island
The greed-citizen for the Plague island
The wolf teeth for the Dire island.


When there is public test beta branch available, this is how to access it:

  1. Right click “Kingdom Two Crowns” in your Steam library
  2. Go to properties
  3. Go to the “betas” tab
  4. Select “public-test” (or anything similar) in the drop down menu
  5. Restart Steam.

In order to experience balance changes you will need to start a new campaign.


Options scr

The Options panel for Kingdom: New Lands

The game options (image at the right) are self-explanatory, with the exception of blazon setting, explained here.

The player is able to choose zoom, sound and music levels.

The language options are English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese, and Danish.

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