Free-to-play Spartacus Legends launching next week

New action game from Ubisoft releasing June 25 on PSN and June 26 on Xbox Live.

Free-to-play action game Spartacus Legends, based on the Starz TV show, will launch next week digitally for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Ubisoft has announced.

The game will hit PlayStation Network June 25, followed by Xbox Live on June 26. PSN dates for Europe, Japan, and Asia will be announced shortly, Ubisoft said.

Though the game will be free to play, it will offer various equipment options for purchase.

Spartacus Legends players will experience the life of a gladiator, from practicing on training grounds to participating in battles in the arena.

Players will be able to fight as Spartacus, Crixus, or a user-created gladiator and take part in fights with friends locally or via online multiplayer. The game also sports a worldwide leaderboard, as well as the voice and likeness of Liam McIntyre, who plays Spartacus on the TV show.

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DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

having just downloaded the game yesterday, i gave it a try out... its not terrible, but its not great either... i love the series and have watched all the episodes and i like how it brings the show to life in a gaming environment, but it could be so much more.. I doubt the devs will put much effort into the title now that it's out, but its far from perfect...  the sound glitched out on me and never returned.. its very basic fighting moves, nothing like your established fighting games have..  I believe, if done right, the story of Spartacus, as shown in the TV show could be a very cool game, but i doubt this title will go anywhere with it.. i'll keep playing for awhile for the heck of it though...

papa_beer
papa_beer

When is this game coming out in Australia?

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

I love the stars Spartacus TV show I have watched every episode

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

I'm quite happy with re-watching Spartacus on Bluray. F2P in this case is more like Forget 2 Play. 

Woodstock504
Woodstock504

Very interesting concept, but lacks something.  Perhaps the choppy/cartoon-ish graphics are unattractive.  However, with an engine and battle system similar to that of Demons/Dark Souls or even Dead Island if it chose the first person route, I can see how awesome this game can be.


I'm not saying make another Dead souls game.  notice the Crisp graphics in the souls franchise along with the brilliant battle system. It could be similar to an extent but still fresh.  and Dead islands combat system in the Gladiator age... awesome!  im just saying

ashyblood
ashyblood

I never took myself to be "faint of heart" but this one looks a little bit too violent. 

conway4590
conway4590

mayne this is the begining of gladiator games to come into games. we need a fight night gladiator, but not made by ea.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

It's quite unbelievable that there isn't a full fledged, high-quality Gladiator game  on consoles yet. This looks great and it's the next best thing, I hope it's successful. 

petez34
petez34

This would look awesome... in 2007

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

All these violent games promote death and the end of life! Our Lord Jesus Christ was born in this world to save us from the original sin and all evil that came from it, do not squander the opportunity to earn yourself a place in Heaven. Please repent and turn away from violence and disaster that only excites your most vile and foulest of instincts, turn to God our Lord for answers.

VELZER
VELZER

It looks interesting i hope the action will be fliud like in "real combat" and have the feeling of being a real gladiator and be able to scream "I´m spartacus!!!!!"

chieflion
chieflion

its soul caliber in rome, with decapitation....

cant wait

toyo75
toyo75

The game wouldn't be loyal to its source material should it not feature lots of sex & nudity ^_^

LionEx999
LionEx999

the graphics are soo poor .. it's like i'm playing ps2

johnnybowman
johnnybowman

It would be interesting if the winner could decide to kill the character which would make them have to start from scratch  or    let them live and continue where they left off.

Kickable
Kickable

hopefully as hilarious as the show

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

man I hope this is as unforgiving as Bushido blade back on PSX. That game was a real fighting game where every hits matter and you can break your enemies members and stop him from using some attacks.

igsmither
igsmither

can't wait for this!! awesome been looking forward to it for some time now

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

I will be playing this! We'll see hw "free" it is and if it is like other people saying, "PAY TO WIN". =/

>=)

Chronologo
Chronologo

So in the end will be a pay 2 win?? Why couldn't they do something like Tekken Revolution who is TRULY a F2P. I'll give it a try anyway, but I hope that the FREE experience isn't shallow so the game will force you to buy equipment to enjoy it at its best

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

God of War 7 count me in. Can't be worse than GoW.

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

@Woodstock504 Dead Island? Lul. I see youve never played Chivalry: Medieval Warfare,thats how first person melee combat should be done.

jthotty
jthotty

@ashyblood ashyblood, never thought someone name like that would say a thing like that.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@Alucard_Prime  I have been saying this for years as well. I have been waiting/wanting for a full fledged gladiator game.  I thought this game could be some what special till I saw the actual gameplay. :(

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

@Mega_Loser How ironic since Spartacus serie is probably one of those story that mentions the gods the most. 

mkdoomfan2
mkdoomfan2

@Mega_Loser I love the fact that you have the Doom Guy as your profile pic while typing that :)

petez34
petez34

@Mega_Loser Amen! God knows I have strayed from the path of the righteous for too long. But before I repent, Please Father, let me enjoy some SC: Blacklist.

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

@LionEx999 graphics mean nothing, when us pc gamers have to look at ps3 or ps4 qualtity we feel the same thing.

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

@johnnybowman in a FTP- P2W game. nope. Smells just as fishy as WarZ with their fucking scam

conway4590
conway4590

@buffaloblitz85 @Alucard_Prime shadow of rome was the last game like this. fun but to cartoony. hope this is great. getting this the day it came out, even though i dont watch the show.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@TheClown24  Oh shut up.  I love how on all of these forums people complain about 'Trolls'.  So I suppose people just want 'Sprites', praising a game/console for all its glory and magnificence.  Sorry but I for one like to hear both sides to every story, whether I agree or not. 

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

@Imperiacommando No way they done with God of War.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Imperiacommando Let's hope not. I'm just telling you, if The Order tells me to mash X, I'm returning it immediately. I'd happily play a new God game with a different character and a different storyline and less retarded button mashing.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@conway4590 Well it is free. So I to will get it. Whether I buy any micro machines---- I mean transactions is another thing