Legendary gets dates with destiny

Gamecock's delayed shooter for Xbox 360, PS3 arrives next week; PC version pushed to November 18.

Somewhere in the excitement of being acquired by SouthPeak Interactive, Gamecock Media Group failed to meet its announced September 30 launch date for the Spark Unlimited first-person shooter Legendary.

The publisher is taking a second crack at dating the mythological-meets-modern-day shooter; today it announced that Legendary will launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 4. Meanwhile, the PC edition, which had been scheduled for release that day, is being pushed back a fortnight to November 18.

Originally announced as Legendary: The Box, the game puts players in the shoes of an unfortunate soul who opens Pandora's Box, introducing a mythological menagerie of killer beasts to a 21st-century world ill-equipped to deal with griffins and werewolves. Providing the storyline justification for this mix is Kingdom Come comic author Mark Waid, who wrote a 96-page graphic novel to accompany the game's release.

The alternate-present setting of the game is something of a new trick for developer Spark Unlimited. Previously, the studio had worked on the critically lambasted alternate-history shooter Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, and the not-so-alternate-history shooter Call of Duty 2: Finest Hour. The latter game--a console spin-off of the Infinity Ward-developed shooter series--was the cause of a nasty legal battle between Spark and Activision.

For more on Legendary, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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27 comments
funnysplay
funnysplay

maybe some other time, if it gets a good rating that is. but not in november.

jayme22
jayme22

ok but my friend has been playing that game all weekend i thought it was out allready

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

if it's good I'll get it as it really seems interesting:D

Yajarobi
Yajarobi

everything coming out in November is scrooed. Wrath of the Lich King FTW!!!!!

Potemkin2005
Potemkin2005

This game looks pretty mediocre. I'm betting it gets a 7.5 at best. And the release date is awful. Legendary's chances at garnering even modest sales figures will be completely crippled by Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

This game is going to get killed just based on the month its coming out...let alone all the other great games out already AND how "good" this game is

king_bobo
king_bobo

It's out today in the UK. I saw it in Blockbuster.

J1M-e
J1M-e

Played this game at London games festival its terrible both graphically and in gameplay, those who want to boost their gamerscore may consider renting it I got 5 achievments playing it for all of 5 minutes lol

DataDream
DataDream

They should delay this game - just for one or two weeks. With GeOW2 and R2 releasing the same day - I fear this game is going to sit on shelves without even a glance from 90% of gamers. That's unfortunate too because this game looks sweet. I will be picking it up - I just think that a little forethought from their marketing department would be wise. Everyone knows not release the same day as games like GTA, Gears, Resistance, MGS or Halo - NEVER release the same day as franchises of that magnitude. That is if you want to make money off your game anyway.

Amazingsambo
Amazingsambo

@razor86 thats what i thought too, but now its releasing 2 days after resistance 2 and gears 2. maybe they should delay it to jan, nothing is commin out then.

raydey100
raydey100

That's strange, I work at Tesco's and it's already in store :S

firehawk998
firehawk998

Well the story and premise of this game seems original hope it turns out good.

paciouno
paciouno

this game also reminds me of prey that came out on the xbox360

paciouno
paciouno

i am buying the game for the story and the multiplayer they are both unique in their own way

Unholy_Terror
Unholy_Terror

I think Gamepro gave it a 7.5 and seemed to think it was an enjoyable game. But I think I'll wait until it's in the bargain bin before I buy it

Media_Mind
Media_Mind

Doesn't have a good story, so no buy

amkalfus
amkalfus

i hope this game is sick. the idea definately looks legit

planetpib
planetpib

This game is going to get killed by R2 and Gears of War 2.

paciouno
paciouno

this game did have a review it in the xbox magazine it got a 7.5 out of 10

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

Well I like the concept but I also liked the concept for Turning Point till I had the misfortune of actually playing it. So with this title I am gonna have to take a Wait and See approach. If by a week after its release there is no review or a negative review then I wont touch it.

BloodMist
BloodMist

I predict another failure cookie cutter action game, from what i've seen.

razor86
razor86

I was wondering why there were no reviews up for this game. Probably a wise choice delaying, since it would have been released the same day as Fable II & Far Cry II.

mjk_1
mjk_1

Hope this game gets good reviews.