Overlord: Raising Hell - PS3

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Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
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Adventure: Role Playing
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Triumph Studios Soft. Co.: Codemasters
Publishers: Codemasters (GB)
Released: 20 Jun 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+, ESRB Rating Pending
Accessories: Hard Disk Drive
Connectivity: Network Players, Network Features

Summary

Overlord gets an overhaul with the summer arrival of Overlord: Raising Hell for PS3. The original Overlord is a seriously warped fantasy world. You begin the game as a wonderfully despotic character complete with a small team of loyal minion side-kicks. As areas of the kingdom are conquered, you, as the Overlord, grow in might to become the supremely powerful force, equipped with devastating spells and a devoted horde of toothsome-but-ugly-all-the-same minions at your command. These minions believe you are the old Overlord reborn and will use their skills to fetch, fight and die for you. Throughout the game, you actively control a group of these gremlin-like critters that will follow your every instruction no matter how despotic or - for the Minions - life threatening it is.

Only your actions will determine if you will rise to become the new, all-powerful Overlord; it's all down to how much of a bad ass you want to be in order to succeed…evil or totally evil! Played out with plenty of black humour and dark irony, the game sweeps you up in twisted parodies of fantasy characters and scenarios.

As the Overlord develops, so does his need for ever more effective armour and weaponry. Giant smelters containing rare metals 'recovered' on pillaging raids can forge heavy-duty weaponry that reflects your growing magnificence. Along with the metals, the odd minion soul can also be thrown in to the forge's fire to enchant new items... a few hundred fiery Red minions tossed into smelter will make for a suitably impressive flaming sword.

After commanding minions and conquering the land, the Overlord still has a base to rebuild. At the start of the game, your tower is in ruins. As lands are claimed, artefacts looted and enemies slain, it is restored to its former glory as your imposing Dark Tower, inhabited by hundreds of minions.

Within the Dark Tower is the Throne Room; from here, you can travel to and from the outside world via the Tower Portal. Down in the Dungeon, specimens of defeated enemies are kept in readiness for the Overlord and your minion horde to have a bit of fun with. Meanwhile, in the Overlord's Private Quarters, take a break from world domination and enjoy the company of your mistress. Ooh!

The Raising Hell additional content consists of five new supernatural realms, seven extra multiplayer maps, and a split screen mode to enable head-to-head carnage.

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