UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 15, 2008 - Prepare to experience the brilliantly brutal Minion-on-sheep action of Overlord Raising Hell in the playable demo, launching today for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system. Taken from the forthcoming extended and extra evil edition of Triumph Studios' twisted fantasy blockbuster, the demo is now available - along with Minion-infested wallpapers and themes - from PLAYSTATION Network.
In the demo, players don the Overlord's illustrious armour and embark on a session of serious destruction in the once tranquil area of the Mellow Hills. As the delightfully despotic Overlord, players are supported by the Minions, a raucous horde of impish creatures. The Minions are more than willing to act as instructed, no matter how unpleasant that may be for the unsuspecting populace and, most notably, the local wildlife.
Players use their ever loyal and ever lethal Minions to gather life-force from the somewhat unwilling sheep in order to grow the size of the minion horde. Add to that upgrades for the Minions, including pumpkins as helmets, throw in some peasant intimidation and a show-down with the Guard Troll at the Slave Camp and that's just as taste of the havoc that a minion horde can wreak.
In the full game, players will be able to amass armies of up to 50 minions and select from three further minion types to lead into battle as they explore and conquer the world's five kingdoms. Overlord Raising Hell also takes players deeper into the Overlord's warped world with a series of additional hellish levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game's domains.
With the addition of online co-operative pillaging, and split-screen head-to-head slaughter, the PLAYSTATION 3 system edition will also be enhanced with detailed visuals, a top-spec audio system with 7.1 surround sound and feature additions, such as the new on-screen mini-map. Prepare for a hellishly good time being bad with Overlord Raising Hell, coming June 24 for the PLAYSTATION 3 system. For video and the latest minion-infested wallpapers, be sure to visit www.codemasters.com/overlordraisinghell
ABOUT OVERLORD RAISING HELL
- The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, the original Overlord was a best seller in 2007. Now the deliciously despotic Overlord and his horde of raucous minions returns in Overlord Raising Hell, a compendium of tyrannical treats coming this June for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system.
- COMMAND MINIONS, CONQUER KINGDOMS: Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord. At the heart of the game is an army of slavish little creatures known as Minions, and their presence provides Overlord: Raising Hell with its deliciously dark comedic touches.
- GO DEEPER INTO THE WARPED WORLD: Overlord: Raising Hell adds a series of additional hellish levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game's five kingdoms. With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord's superiority, there's only one thing for it: assemble the Minions, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to claim the underworld throne.
- ENHANCED FOR PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEM: In addition to offering a complete collection of Overlord content, including online co-operative pillaging and head-to-head slaughter, the PLAYSTATION 3 system edition will also be enhanced with detailed visuals, a top-spec audio system with 7.1 surround sound and gameplay refinements, such as the addition of an on-screen mini-map.
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