Three new Overlord games announced

Ben Parfitt
UK publisher Codemasters has announced three new titles due out next year based on its Overlord brand – Overlord II on 360, PS3 and PC, Overlord Dark Legends on Wii and Overlord Minions on DS.

“As a million-plus seller, Overlord is now a significant brand in the ever-growing Codemasters portfolio,” the publisher’s senior VP of brand Barry Jafrato stated.

“With specific titles published across major formats and download content available, Overlord has established a huge cult following and won widespread critical acclaim. We’re delighted to have the despot back for this three-game, five-format product line. With Triumph’s hugely impressive vision for Overlord II and bespoke titles for Wii and Nintendo DS, Overlord is set to dominate in 2009.”

Triumph’s Overlord lead Lennart Sas added: “Epic battles, all new Minion play mechanics, a stunningly detailed new visuals and a fresh theme – Overlord II’s really packing a punch.

“We’re really excited about shifting the world to a new era where a Roman-inspired Empire rises as the arch-enemy of the Overlord, which leads to an epic clash between the regimented forces of a sprawling state and the faster, harder, more manic minion horde.

"It’s also great to see the series reaching new formats. The creativity being packed into the design for Overlord Dark Legend on Wii and Overlord Minions on Nintendo DS make great use of the platforms’ unique features and are perfect extensions to the Overlord series.”

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