Overlord II reclaiming consoles, PCs in June

Codemasters' evil minion-based RPG franchise coming back to UK June 26; heading stateside June 23.

Back in 2007, British publisher Codemasters singled out Overlord for praise when the firm recorded a 37 percent increase in revenue and a 332 percent growth in its US operation. The real-time strategy/role-playing game hybrid performed well in terms of sales, and while its delayed--and expanded--PS3 release was not such a hit with critics, it was no surprise when last summer the publisher announced that sequels were on the way.

Minions hate ugly seals.

Codemasters today confirmed to GameSpot that Overlord II would be hitting the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC simultaneously at the end of June; it will hit American store shelves June 23, while British shops will have it on sale from June 26. Overlord II, being developed by Dutch studio Triumph and billed by the publisher as "the game that puts the laughter into slaughter," is an action role-playing game with strategic elements. It casts players as an evil master of a swarm of destructive minions hell-bent on overthrowing the Glorious Empire.

As promised, Overlord's minion horde will make a return with new abilities, including the ability to mount creatures--wolves, fire-breathing salamanders, and giant spiders all come into play--as they happily lay waste to the landscape. Codemasters also confirmed that the minions would be able to "gather voluptuous mistresses" for the player, but further details on what could be done with them after they had been gathered were not forthcoming.

The game's story has been written by Rhianna Pratchett, who won the Writers Guild of Great Britain award for her work on the original Overlord game. The self-styled "scriptwriter, story designer, and general narrative paramedic" was also behind 2008's Mirror's Edge and 2007's Heavenly Sword.

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Damienjunior
Damienjunior

where the f(//  is overlord 3, god damnit

Vividnightmare
Vividnightmare

Well the video isn't super impressive, the graphics look the same if not even a little lower BUT, if the variety of spells, items and minion upgrades has been increased I'll be getting it for sure.

arual7
arual7

Da na na-nanana... wow. Who ever is behind the minion's voice acting is my hero!

Mar_The_Dragon
Mar_The_Dragon

DoMiNiC147: you should, its a good game, and you can familiarize yourself with the overlord and his minions before this one comes out so you'll know the basics of course it could always backfire and you might end up not liking it and wont want to buy this game but that shouldn't happen :P

DoMiNiC147
DoMiNiC147

The original went under my radar. Should I buy it?

bennae66
bennae66

i quite liked the old one. 'for da mashtaaar!'

RavageGT
RavageGT

May just be me, but doesn't the Overlord have a helmet similar to the Lich King?

EthrealPyro
EthrealPyro

Do the clubbing-seal minions come with the game? :P

alfred66
alfred66

what is up with the music?

RussianRAGE
RussianRAGE

Goblins clubbing seals??? ON PC!?!?!? BRB Preordering....

gijas
gijas

Like the pirate ship - nice

MidniteShadow
MidniteShadow

Amazing!!! I was a big fan of the first, and now with this , excited already, major graohical and gameplay improvements. :)

LDNLDSNHS
LDNLDSNHS

Nice game for have army and killing foes also the graf.

razattack
razattack

I dont know wether to chuckle or feel disgusted at myself for thinking about it... the minion clubbing the seal.. its happens every year, for real.

Captain__Murphy
Captain__Murphy

looks like it's going to be fairly incoherent, with some good humor that doesn't make up for the bad gameplay.

Kakalun
Kakalun

I hope they can improve the game.The first one wasn't really that good man...

pulica_muistul
pulica_muistul

man i love those little gremlin things...wish I had a couple of 'em...

Seto_Akari
Seto_Akari

I love the first one and I hope this one will be better;)

Barighm
Barighm

Sure hope the game really makes the next step to greatness. Liked the first, but it just fell short of making me want to go buy it. Needs to be more "RPG/story" rather than "beat level, find new powers to enter next level" feel. Was kinda hoping they'd allow you to command undead. If anyone has played the event in WOW: Wrath where you crush and raise the dead with Arthas, you will know what I'm talking about. :P. That quest could so easily be a game in itself.

danieljuhas
danieljuhas

this wat games should be all about, wery funny game!!!

cocainco
cocainco

cool i've played the 1st and all defenetly play the 2nd overlord RULZ!!!!

RobboElRobbo
RobboElRobbo

I haven't got a chance to play the first Overlord but I'll probably buy this one

Innos007666
Innos007666

Evil has a new face and some old friends; hihi... great! Poor little seals :'o( That sound track was awesome!!

ghall56
ghall56

Hope the minions still get drunk and pish everywhere!!! That was class :D

DIMARG00
DIMARG00

First Overlord is a great game with nice graphics and an interesting sence of humor (especially those minions:D) i hope this sequel will be fun as first

6maxinator9
6maxinator9

Looks sick, i think I'll rent it first though.

Dinkyfish
Dinkyfish

Loved the first one, can't wait for the sequel :D

eol_is
eol_is

Suddenly i'm in the mood to replay Overlord. :D

DukeEdwardI
DukeEdwardI

i remember reading in PC gamer that they did a lot of fixing with the pathing issues the minions had. looking forward to this one!

Zandar88
Zandar88

First game was lots of fun - looking forward to the sequel!!!

mayceV
mayceV

I like the music Sing my minions SIng!

Otacon6669
Otacon6669

i like when the little goblin guys are singing

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

this one'll be a lot better if they include some kind of minimap or make the objectives clearer. The first one was fun but it got pretty frustrating.

Mar_The_Dragon
Mar_The_Dragon

DUN! DUN! DUN DUN DUN! DUN! DUN! DUN DUN DUN! and it should actually be rated E10+ for EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLL lvl 10+

ehuman
ehuman

Interesting song.

xXZak-ataKXx
xXZak-ataKXx

ok.i hope its good.:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D