X360 Thursday, November 1, 2007 | 4:31 PM

Overlord grows with a video

Overlord grows with a video

Codemasters announced new downloadable content for its videogame Overlord on the Xbo 360. Three packs will be offered this November and we can thank the developer Triumph Studios for them ; more details inside, with a trailer of the expansion Raising Hell.

(taken from PR)

OVERLORD: RAISING HELL - Premium Downloadable content Prepare to go deeper into the Overlord’s twisted world as this single-player expansion pack opens a series of hellish new levels. Complete with new enemies and objectives, each new level is a supernatural abyss – a hell for each of the game’s five kingdoms: Mellow Hills, Evernight, Heaven’s Peak, the Golden Halls and the Ruborian Desert.

Access to each abyss is via a portal, which opens once a kingdom has been successfully conquered and the previous ruler banished to a personal hell within. However it’s not just the fallen heroes that have been dragged into the abyss: the Overlord’s newly loyal peasants have also been taken down into hell too.

With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord’s reign above ground, there’s only one thing for it: assemble your minion army, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to return the serfs to their homelands, defeat the fallen heroes once and for all, and claim the throne of each kingdom’s underworld.

OVERLORD: CHALLENGE PACK - Premium Downloadable content. This additional premium download content pack is ideal for Overlords who really have something to prove. There’s pillaging fun with seven new online multiplayer maps, including the competitive ‘Capture the Maiden’ map and ‘Protect Your Power’, where players must defend the Overlord’s tower against waves of enemy attack.

Putting minions through their toughest workout, the Challenge pack also introduces a “Legendary” difficulty mode, which challenges players to achieve Legendary status by using their most aggressive minion managing skills to complete the game under exceptional bad-ass circumstances.

OVERLORD: SPLIT-SCREEN MULTIPLAYER PACK - Free Downloadable Content. The free update will be available alongside the premium packs and will enable players to go head to head in an all-new split screen multiplayer mode. In addition to providing split screen play on all of the game’s original multiplayer maps, the update will also introduce a new multiplayer map, Rocky Race, which sees a pair of Overlords working cooperatively to survive the onslaught of an arch rock giant on the rampage.

Expansion Trailer

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Commented on 2007-11-01 18:14:14
Just started playing this game and I'm loving it. Nice slow pace and the minion control actually works and works well. Nice to have DLC so soon after buying the game ;)
Commented on 2007-11-01 19:44:29
pretty awesome game, still don't know how big is the DLC or its price.
Commented on 2007-11-01 20:25:22 In reply to spif2001
Posted by spif2001
Just started playing this game and I'm loving it. Nice slow pace and the minion control actually works and works well. Nice to have DLC so soon after buying the game ;)
A wise man once said *said in the tone of that old fucker in karate kid*"dohwnloahd soh clohse to lauhnch means it's nothing more morhe than removed from the version you bought, to make yohu pay for content that should of been there in the first place"
Commented on 2007-11-02 08:44:15
It was released in june / july if remember correctly. Not exactly close to launch IMO, but I see your point.

Still I don't mind if they release it the day after. No one is forcing you to buy it, and if you feel strongly against it then just leave it be.

I'm just glad I can prolong a good gaming experience :)
Commented on 2007-11-02 11:07:04 In reply to spif2001
Posted by spif2001
No one is forcing you to buy it, and if you feel strongly against it then just leave it be.
I dont ;)

I dont like been fucked over, but if there is a decent gap to help me feel less screwed then cool :D
Commented on 2007-11-02 12:49:32
Microsoft reccomend developers target some DLC for release between 60-90 days after the game comes out and to mix in free content as well as premium. If they leave it too long, the game will have long been traded in most likely.

Besides, it came out in July and the developers would have finished it in June. That's 4 months ago! Hardly an excessively short amount of time to be working on additional content :)

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