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Overlord Dark Legend - Wii

by Steven Williamson on 22 August 2008, 13:48

Tags: Overlord Dark Legend, Codemasters, Wii, Action/Adventure

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Steeped in fairy tale lore with sinister, satirical twists.

Codemasters has uncovered the first details on its upcoming Wii-exclusive action adventure, Overlord Dark Legend.

Set in a fantasy land before the original Overlord game, this time around we'll take the role of a younger Overlord and once again use our authority to control the gremlin-esque minions,

The aim of the game is to conquer realms and grow your castle from dilapidated ruins to glorious expression of your absolute power whilst using your Minions to thieve, pillage and kill along the way.

Like the first game in the Overlord series, the Minions will always be ready and willing to follow even the most suicidal order, whether it's raiding villages for kicks and giggles or hurling themselves at enemies and along the way you can send them out to crush rock giants, gnomes, halflings, elves, dwarves, peasants and more.

The Wii controller will offer a new level of interaction, flicking the remote to send the army into battle and pointing it to send magic fireballs hurtling at enemies.They'll also be a new feature allowing us to throttle our Minions by plucking them from the horde, holding them by the neck and then, by vigorously shaking the Wii Remote, throttle them! This stirs up the volatile lifeforce and they become a manic minion missile. With a now-explosive body, the insane little critter can be guided into enemies with hilarious, if rather fatal, consequences for both parties.

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