Thursday, 12th June, 2008 (11am UK TIME)– Delivering a devilishly delicious trailer of the summer's must-play for megalomaniacs, Codemasters® today revealed an all-new trailer video for Overlord™ Raising Hell , the extra evil edition of Triumph Studios' twisted fantasy blockbuster, coming June 20th† exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
In the video, now available from www.codemasters.com/overlordraisinghell, unicorn slaying, troll baiting and sheep worrying is all on the agenda as the Overlord, ably assisted by his loyal band of demented minion warriors, lays waste to all he surveys. Perfect for anyone who ever wanted to grow up to be an evil, despotic tyrant, Overlord Raising Hell will take players on a seriously warped fantasy adventure that's packed with dark humour and loaded with smart satire on established RPG convention and cliché.
On a tongue-in-cheek journey of death and destruction where evil is enlightening and tyranny's a treat, Overlord Raising Hell has players venturing deeper into the world than ever before. In a series of hellish new levels, each a supernatural abyss, the undead denizens are on the attack. There's only one thing for it: assemble the minions, descend into these kingdoms and embark on a fresh wave of oppression to become the Overlord of the underworld.
With exclusive content and a host of gameplay improvements, Overlord Raising Hell is the Overlord's definitive outing and is set to launch for the PLAYSTATION 3 system on June 20th. Discover why being evil has never been so much fun with the new video and more available online at www.codemasters.com/overlordraisinghell and sign up as part of the Overlord's army on Facebook†† (or the sheep gets it).
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†Shipping June 24th in North America.
†† Facebook URL http://www.facebook.com/pages/Overlord/14251045777
ABOUT OVERLORD™ RAISING HELL
The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, the original Overlord™ was a best seller in 2007. Now the deliciously despotic Overlord and his horde of raucous minions returns in Overlord™ Raising Hell, a compendium of tyrannical treats coming June 20th for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The playable demo is now available for download from PLAYSTATION®Network.
• COMMAND MINIONS, CONQUER KINGDOMS: Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord. At the heart of the game is an army of slavish little creatures known as Minions, and their presence provides Overlord Raising Hell with its deliciously dark comedic touches.
• GO DEEPER INTO THE WARPED WORLD: Overlord Raising Hell adds a series of additional hellish levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game's five kingdoms. With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord's superiority, there's only one thing for it: assemble the Minions, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to claim the underworld throne.
• ENHANCED FOR PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEM: In addition to offering a complete collection of Overlord content, including online co-operative pillaging and head-to-head slaughter, the PLAYSTATION 3 system edition will also be enhanced with detailed visuals, a top-spec audio system with 7.1 surround sound and gameplay refinements, such as the addition of an on-screen mini-map.
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