Argonauts Rise this fall

Codemasters' action-RPG reimagining of Greek myth preparing to set sail on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Codemasters has consulted its Delphic oracle, and the publisher today bears news that Rise of the Argonauts is set for release this fall. Reimagining the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts, the action role-playing game is being developed for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

This one probably won't be getting an E for Everyone.

The game tells the story of King Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece in an attempt to revive his assassinated queen. The tale will find Jason helming the Argo along with a handful of helpful heroes serving as his Argonauts, including Hercules, Atalanta, Pan, and Achilles.

Rise of the Argonauts will combine a real-time combat system featuring team combos, parries, and on-the-fly weapon switching with RPG elements like upgradeable weapons and branching story arcs. It has not yet been rated, but Codemasters is promising "brutal, lethal combat" in the game, complete with finishing moves.

Rise of the Argonauts is being developed by Liquid Entertainment, which has previously worked on The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring, Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard, and Desperate Housewives.

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Gamezster
Gamezster

They pushed it back to Q1 of 2009.

Gamezster
Gamezster

I'm not sure. Combat seems way more complex than just mashing buttons together, which is the sort of combat I enjoy. It seems now that we have to "aim" our strikes. Must buy anyway. Gonna be awesome, I feel it in my blood.

Smeeze
Smeeze

this game is going to be sweet

gam3reclypso
gam3reclypso

if the game will have a good storyline i think it's gonna be a succes, but i don't know about the thing with team combos, i think it will resemble wow, the only downside is gonna be the fact the the other characters that you are not in control will not be as suporting as you would like them to be.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

Um, isn't Desperate Housewife one of the better TV show games made? I just remember reading a glowing review in a PC game mag somewhere. They scored it higher than the two other games Liquid games mentioned. I also think they forgot to mention Battle Realms, a Japan-myth-based RTS they made before the other games. In it, you sent the resource gathering unit to training buildings to turn them into soldiers. If you sent them to more than one training structure, you can get a different unit. Different training combos produce different units. Remember this game? BTW, I love Desperate Housewife.

Kit_Sakurazuka
Kit_Sakurazuka

It's a really good thing I don't care much for American RPGs, because based on the character list, the mythology aspects of this game would do nothing but piss me off endlessly. Just once I would like to see something 'based on mythology' not completely screw it up.

Elann2008
Elann2008

I agree with Viet1125. I hope Codemasters is focusing more on the RPG aspect of the game as well as the actual gameplay mechanics. And stay away from making it a "hack n slash/button-smashing" video game and make it more action-adventure with a kick-ass combat system.

viet1125
viet1125

Nice! But better be more role playing than just slash and blood.

Ranteal
Ranteal

Cool. I really dig God of War and this sounds pretty much in the same premise. Right on.

WarPrime
WarPrime

My big question mark is about how they are going to handle the story. To many games have been so heavy handed with their story that it's a turn off. (GTA4, MGS) I just want them to make a game and stop trying to make movies.

PhantomPhoot
PhantomPhoot

Anyone else click on this just for the pun?

chad_giac
chad_giac

Umm the storyline seems like it will be great. but im concerned aboot the gameplay seeing as its by the peeps that made desperate housewifes. lol. im keepin an eye on this fo sho

GDCalibur
GDCalibur

The game looks great visually. Hopefully this game turns out good. Pretty huge fan of Greek Mythology. Most likely getting this game.

PSFreak1
PSFreak1

Still w8in 4 Score of this game.... if score is bad not gonna buy it(only time can tell) UNTIL THEN IM TRACKING THIS GAME!!

Scianix-Black
Scianix-Black

//Rise of the Argonauts is being developed by Liquid Entertainment, which has previously worked on The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring, Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard, and Desperate Housewives.// I agree with fishnpeas1. I think they should have just left the last game out. That's more of something to be embarrassed about rather than brag about.

fishnpeas1
fishnpeas1

Rise of the Argonauts is being developed by Liquid Entertainment, which has previously worked on The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring, Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard, and Desperate Housewives. The last two words made me giggle.

namdead01
namdead01

Sounds like a good idea...lets hope they don't mess it up

kos1085
kos1085

This could be interesting....

ryo_strife24
ryo_strife24

*Game tracked* I got my ever seeing gaming eye on this one. Seems to have a good story pushing it, and the game play looks good on paper so it should be good.

Gadeos
Gadeos

Looks cool, but surely is a "rent it first" (hope not 'cause main topic is great)

LoqGor
LoqGor

Dragonshard and War of the Ring were pretty good, if somewhat simplistic. This is a completely different genre, but It's looking good so far. It's a shame so little Mythology finds it's way into games these days...

HardCor1981
HardCor1981

Does anybody know how many people will be able to play this game offline?

HardCor1981
HardCor1981

I love how their pedigree includes Desperate Housewives. lol

ele975
ele975

Awesome :D I've been following it for a short time but i'll def get it on the first day it's out! :D