What the hell is going on at MS recently?..allowing 'another' free title on XBLA
out next Wednesday(26th June)
Yes its based on the TV series
and yes,as you might expect its a one on one arena fighting game,but it does look quite cool,starting off at the House of Batiatus and going on to the small arenas and onto the Colosseum
The title is from Ubisoft,the graphics range from very so-so(Some Character models look dogshit,and they try to hide it as shiney sweat!,LOL) to decent enough for an arcade game(nothing mega special),but i think the surroundings that are familiar from the TV Series is the biggest pull for me,from the trailer i can't honestly recognize that many Characters from the show(I did recognise Sparky himself near the end of the trailer),but i am sure all our favourites will be in there,and as a free download...sure,why not?
but guess what?,there is content ingame that can be bought
It's probably admittedly a missed opportunity to really get some meaty story from the 4 series,and release as a full on game and which i would love,but beggars can't be choosers i guess when it comes to a Spartacus game,quite surprised it's taken this long to be honest
Trailer in the linkhttp://www.ubi.com/UK/Games/Info.aspx?pId=11201
Experience all of your favorite combat moments from the Spartacus show and pave the way for your own destiny as a Legend of the arena.
Spartacus Legends allows you to live out all of your favorite gladiatorial fantasies as a Lanista and build a Ludus of your own. Although eternal glory is found on the battlefield, there is more to Spartacus than meets the eye. How will you manage, train and equip your gladiators for victory?
Intense Visceral Combat: Partake in some of the most brutal, action packed battles ever put in a videogame, where you will fight and DIE for the honor of your Lanista.
Online & Couch Multiplayer: Climb the ranks of the online leaderboards by beating your friends, your enemies & the best players in the world.
Weapon & Gear Customization: Upgrade your gladiators with the most ruthless weaponry in the world, to take on the opposition and unleash madness.
Lanista “Manager Like” Gameplay: Train your gladiators with over 8 different fighting styles & choose from thousands of weapon combinations to build the ultimate warriors.
Play 4 Free (TBD): Experience all of the world-class combat of Spartacus for Free! Simply download the game and get into the action. With our micro-transaction model, you choose the destiny of your Ludus and the eternal glory of your gladiator.
Weekly Challenges: Experience iconic weekly challenges for a chance to get on the global leaderboards and showcase your skills to everyone in the world.
World of Gladiators: Immerse yourself in the world of Gladiators and battle in some of the greatest arenas of all time.
Pictures taken from various sites around the web
And Just for kicks