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.
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.