Thursday 21st May...Showing megalomaniacs everywhere how two wrongs can make a right, Codemasters® today released two new gameplay videos showcasing Overlord II, the upcoming tyrannical action adventure that’s set to launch on June 26th. Both videos are now available to view or download from

‘Creature Crush’, the first of the new gameplay videos, features some of the fluffiest, sweetest and cutest creatures ever to come face to face with a snarling horde of menacing minions (and being bashed to bits). As the Overlord, gamers direct their manic minion horde to kill, club or maim everything from cute garden Gnomes and seal pubs to pandas and even hippy Elves.

Also released today is the second instalment of the Overlord II development diaries, featuring Mr Overlord himself, Lennart Sas, the Creative Director of Triumph Studios. In this instalment, Lennart details the new tactics that the Minions, the most vicious (yet lovable) creatures in gaming, have learnt and what they’ve been up to since the time of the original Overlord game.

“All four Minion races return in Overlord II and they’re fiercer, funnier and more disruptive and destructive than they were before”, says Lennart, discussing the Minions’ new skills.“In Overlord II, if there’s a specific task that’s just too filthy for an Overlord to do, he can just possess a minion and get his dirty work done that way.”

Prepare to become the master of minions and the squisher of Gnomes in Overlord II– the game that puts the laughter into slaughter– coming June 26th for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Games For Windows®. Get further insights into evil and see the two new videos over at

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