Ready for your weekly dose of blood, gore and brutality? 345 just kicked off its “Battle of the Week” campaign for Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat , the game that defies the boundaries of time giving you the ability to pair up history’s legendary warriors in brutal fights to the death. Every week leading up to the game’s launch on April 17th, 345 Games will highlight an in-game battle too brutal to ignore.
This week’s “Battle of the Week” features the deadly Attila the Hun against the tactical Alexander the Great.
Will this battle between Alexander and Attila prove that the original emperor is supreme, or will the Asian upstart Hun rise to the occasion? See below for more on each legendary fighter.
Attila the Hun – With an unknown birthdate, the Hunnic warrior known as Attila came into the fifth century as violent as he was mysterious. One of the most barbaric men to ever control an empire, Attila ruled from modern Germany to Central Asia with an iron first from 433-453. Known for leading his formidable Hun horseback riders and cunning battle strategy, Attila died pathetically in his bedchamber on his wedding day. If given a second chance, would he die by the hands of his emperor forefather Alexander, or rise to the top of ruling the world?
Alexander the Great –Alexander’s greatest days come nearly 800 years prior to Attila’s rise in the mid-fourth century BC. Even with that much time between these two, Alexander shared many characteristics with the Hunnic warlord. Born to Macedon, Alexander was an outside figure to traditional Greece culture, before stepping in and taking what he felt as rightfully his. From Greece to Africa to deep into the Persian Empire and India, Alexander ruled three different continents. Unfortunately, he too fell by an ignoble death, due to a simple fever that may or may not have been an assassination.