Rage of the Gladiator directed at WiiWare

Ghostfire Games' Punch-Out!!-style first-person fighter slated for downloadable release this fall.

Early next year, Conduit developer High Voltage Software will step into the Wii's currently vacant ancient combat arena with the 3D fighter Gladiator A.D. For those who can't wait that long for a spot of Spartacus-styled fun, Ghostfire Games is stepping up later this year with Rage of the Gladiator.

Because Romans would always cheer a gladiator with a warhammer caving in the face of an elderly man.

Expected to launch on the WiiWare downloadable game service this fall, Rage of the Gladiator is a first-person fighting game along the lines of Punch-Out. However, Rage trades in the hammerlike fists for the actual warhammer of gladiator Gracius. As the persecuted protagonist, players will run a gauntlet of 11 fantasy-themed bosses, from the minotaur Horlan to the snake-charmer Amit. Players will be able to develop Gracius along three distinct disciplines--offense, defense, and magic--unlocking new attacks, finishing moves, and combos along the way.

Rage of the Gladiator will be the second title from Ghostfire Games. The developer's debut game, Helix, launched on WiiWare last fall.

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15 comments
huntervaneg
huntervaneg

Mmmm..... The time will talk and give his veredict... My senses tell me it is not gonna be good!

Ack_Im_empty
Ack_Im_empty

The animation is junk! It looks like it might still be fun, but the minotaur at 0:21 looks WAY too light on his feet and has no weight to his movements. Hopefully they fix that because otherwise it looks like its running very smoothly.

truantjohnny
truantjohnny

My only next gen console is a wii and honestly, the only games Im looking forward to are Darkside Chronicles and Silent HIll.

NuKkU
NuKkU

looks cool i guess.....

Axcel_94
Axcel_94

@bigethan: Prehaps his name is "You". An ancient ... roman gladiator name...

magicianhunter
magicianhunter

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Excedra
Excedra

graphics are decent at least.

kok1kz
kok1kz

if u have a wii go to the wii section and if u have a ps3 go there and xbox 360 theres a section for that why do people invade other forums when they have their own??? anyway i have a wii thats why i post here

SilentCard
SilentCard

I've been waiting for a first-person fantasy game on the Wii for a long time, and I must admit I was far from impressed with this. But who knows; I've been wrong before. Let's hope I'm wrong about this!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@BtmnHatesRbn: While I agree it's true that Nintendo hasn't done much to cater to the hardcore with this console and that the hardcore are the sort of people who generally frequent a gaming forum / website, you couldn't possibly deny that Wii is losing momentum and that the hype is starting to die down for the Big N's "Little Console That Could", no?

bigethan
bigethan

The "You" label on the energy bar is a tad strange, no? Doesn't the character have a name?

BtmnHatesRbn
BtmnHatesRbn

Wow. So the anti-Nintendo bias amongst the members is complete. No wonder they live in a different world and can't understand it's a WiiWorld out there and they chose to throw the invitation away.