Overlord - Coming to DS & Wii

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Today Codemasters announced that the pretty good 360 game Overlord, as well as having a sequel on 360/PS3 will also have two spin offs for the DS & Wii.

    Overlord: Minions - DS

    Meet Giblet, Blaze, Stench, and Zap -- an elite Minion crew who, assisted by minion master Gnarl, get star billing in Overlord Minions. In Overlord Minions, the Overlord commands the Minion team remotely. The Nintendo DS stylus becomes an extension of his evil will and every precise Touch Screen command is the player-as-Overlord directing, commanding and combining minions in battle, pointing and sweeping them to attack enemies and solving puzzles to execute his dastardly plans.

    Controlling the Special Farces team of four, players negotiate fiendish levels and take on a huge range of warped enemies to hunt down the Kindred, a cult dedicated to resurrecting the mighty Dragon Kin, a race of humanoid dragon hybrids, determined to replace the Overlord's despotism with their own. Extending the Overlord series’ trademark humour, gameplay focuses on the mischievous physical comedy of the minion’s antics and is delivered in a stylized cartoon visual style.


    It is developed by Climax Studios who have done some awful awful games but then a couple of decent ones like Serious Sam: Next Encounter. Nevertheless it is being published by Codemasters who tend to not release as much crap as others.

    Overlord: Dark Legend - Wii

    Set in a time before the original game, players take the role of a new young Overlord. As he revels in command of the Minions, our trainee tyrant will be able to take his growing pains out on the local fairy tale inhabitants as he protects his castle and lands. Connecting players to the game world in three dimensions, the use of the Wii Remote gives unprecedented control over the minions. For example, individual Minions can be plucked from the horde, held by the neck and then, by vigorously shaking the Wii Remote, throttled to imbue him with some Overlordly power and turn him into a manic minion missile. With a now-explosive body, the insane little critter can be guided into enemies with hilarious, if rather fatal, consequences.

    IGN say its kinda like Pikmin...but evil.

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  2. noONE

    noONE ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    May 24, 2007
    Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden.
    Sounds rather fun [​IMG]
  3. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    Looks interesting.. both games.
  4. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

    May 16, 2008
    Sure looks fun! Can't wait 'till they're out... I mean dumped!
  5. skagamer

    skagamer GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    United States
    This game was excellent on the 360 and the benefit of stylus control should make this series even better. =) Screens look really nice for both releases.
  6. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

    Jun 9, 2006
    I literally couldn't put down this game on the 360. Although, there were some control quirks that could have been done better. I hope they shape it up a bit on the Wii.