I loved Overlord. It was one of those games that makes you take a ste back and say, “Damn, I would never have thought of making a game like that.” It was original, genuinley funny and just great fun. My afternoon was made when I recieved a press release saying Overlord 2 is on it’s way. That’s right guys, Overlord 2!
Overlord 2 is set to feature a new set of minions, bigger armies and deadlier enemies as well as….Minions riding wolves. Awesome.
As well as Overlord 2, there will be Overlord Dark Legend, specifically for the Wii. This is a prequel to the Overlord games in which you play a young Overlord. You can use the Wii mote to throttle your minions and pick them up to create Minion Missiles.
I’m excited. Minion throttling, Minions riding wolves and a whole new story, Overlord is set to just keep on getting better. The full press release is below:
2009 will see the return of the Overlord and the vicious yet lovably insane Minions and today we are proud to announce 3 new Overlord titles for next year, which includes a full sequel and two additional new Overlord titles for the Nintendo formats.
Overlord II is the sequel to the original twisted fantasy action adventure and is now in development at Triumph Studios for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 and Games For Windows. However as well as this, 2009 will also see the series debuting on new formats. Exclusive extensions include the action title Overlord Dark Legend for Wii, featuring minion control through Wii Remote movemen
OVERLORD TITLES FOR 2009:
· PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, Games For Windows
Overlord II is the sequel to the hit warped fantasy action adventure that had players being delightfully despotic. In Overlord II, a new Overlord and a more powerful army of Minions take on an entire empire in a truly epic adventure, inspired by the rise of the Roman Empire. As the Glorious Empire conquers kingdoms and destroys any sign of magic it finds, it’s time to go Minion Maximus and send in the horde.
The Minions return smarter, deadlier (and funnier) and are ready to fight in large scale battles that will see their wild pack mentality squaring up to the organised legions of the Glorious Empire. As ever, they’ll do anything and everything the Overlord commands of them, especially now that they can run ravage and wreck buildings and scenery. They’ve also learn to ride: In Overlord II Minions will be able to mount up and ride wolves and other magical creatures around the landscape and take them into battle, making our band of merry fighters faster and fiercer than ever before. Coming in 2009, Overlord II is now in development at Triumph Studios in Delft, the Netherlands, for the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360 and Games For Windows
Overlord DARK LEGEND.
Designed and developed exclusively for Wii, Overlord Dark Legend is a brand new action adventure steeped in fairy tale lore with sinister, satirical twists. Set in a time before the original game, players take the role of a new young Overlord. As he revels in command of the Minions, our trainee tyrant will be able to take his growing pains out on the local fairy tale inhabitants as he protects his castle and lands.
Connecting players to the game world in three dimensions, the use of the Wii Remote gives unprecedented control over the minions. For example, individual Minions can be plucked from the horde, held by the neck and then, by vigorously shaking the Wii Remote, throttled to imbue him with some Overlordly power and turn him into a manic minion missile. With a now-explosive body, the insane little critter can be guided into enemies with hilarious, if rather fatal, consequences.
Backed by a rich, tongue-in-cheek story from award-winning games author Rhianna Pratchett, the game features Overlord favourites including Halflings, trolls, elves, and dwarves and introduces wicked witches, gingerbread men and Lil’ Red Riding Hood, the seeming sweet girl with a very personal lupine secret. Coming in 2009, Overlord Dark Legend is now in development at Climax Studios, exclusively for Wii.