Published on July 11th, 2012 | by Bags Hooper2
New ‘Spartacus Legends’ Fighting Game Promises to Turn Gamers into Gladiators
The heart of Rome beats in the sands of the Coliseum. If you’re a fan of Gladiator of Starz’ Spartacus, at some point you probably wondered how you would stack up against the Roman Gladiators and of course the treacherous Senate. What alliances would you forge as a slave? And which gladiators would you trust to have your back?
Now, the Roman War of the Damned is coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. Ubisoft has just announced a new game based off of Starz Spartacus, called Spartacus Legends. It’s been a long time coming and the game is set to release in 2013, with the final season of Spartacus: War of the Damned.
Production on the game is already well underway. Ubisoft states that actor Liam McIntyre, who stars as the famed rebel, was “very involved” with the production. The actor lends both his likeness and voice to the game.
According to Ubisoft, McIntyre: “Played early builds of the game and provided his creative feedback throughout the development process.”
The fighting game is developed by Kung Fu Factory. And, yes, you will be able to play as Crixus (Manu Bennett). According to the release, the game is said to have “thousands of ruthless weapon combinations and a robust skill system.” It also says that the game will focus on “visceral” combat “usually ending in death.” Does anyone smell Mortal Kombat style fatalities? I hope so. One thing that sets Spartacus apart from other Roman historical drams is the over indulgence in blood and the overuse of the word “cock.” Gamers will be able to customize their gladiator. No word yet on if you can customize the cock. Hey, it’s the tone of the series – just saying.
Ubisoft has yet to announce other playable characters in the game, but the game will be playable at San Diego Comic Con. Personally, I’ll also be looking forward to playing as Doctore/Oenomaus (Peter Mensah) and Gannicus (Dustin Clare). After Spartacus: Vengeance, it would also be cool to see Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) in battle as well as Agron’s (Dan Feuerriegel) countrymen.
I’m sure some of you out there will also want to play as Glaber (Craig Parker) and Ashur (Nick Tarabay), but for me, I’ll be looking to pound their faces into the sands of the Coliseum, while the Romans cheer me on.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming Spartacus game? Which characters do you most want to play as?
Stay tuned throughout Comic Con for more on Spartacus. We’ve got interviews lined up with the cast so be sure to check back