Codemasters announces first Overlord title since 2009

2015 will see the return of Codemasters’ action RPG franchise, Overlord.

Overlord: Fellowship of Evil is the first entry in the series since the triple-hit of Overlord II, Overlord: Dark Legend and Overlord: Minions in 2009.

The new game will see Tomb Raider (2013) writer Rhianna Pratchett come back to the series, having penned all five of the previous instalments.

Fellowship of Evil also appears to be the first Overlord game for which Codemasters will serve as developer as well as publisher, after the work of studios Climax and Triumph on the past entries.

As its title may suggest, Fellowship will include local and online multiplayer for up for three additional players.

We’ve been scheming about a new Overlord for some time” said executive producer Rob Elser.

We really wanted to do something that would allow us be evil alongside our friends, instead of the normal heroics in every other game. The idea of playing as a team of bad guys commanding Minions to do our utmost bidding, while also causing chaos for each other, just really made us smile. And as you know, an Overlord game never takes itself too seriously.”

The game will be digital only, landing on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam later in 2015, priced at 14.99.

There’s an announcement trailer, too:

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