Four-Player Overlord Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Fellowship of Evil is a top-down action-RPG; watch the first trailer and see the first screenshots here.

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Following yesterday's initial reveal, Codemasters on Thursday officially announced Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, the next entry in the UK developer's action-adventure series. The game is in development for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and is due to launch later this year for $20.

The most recent entry in the core Overlord series was Overlord II, released more than six years ago in 2009 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Fellowship of Evil is shaking things up.

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Fellowship of Evil departs from the formula of past Overlord games in that you'll play not as one Overlord, but rather as one of four Netherghūls. These are described as "suitably nefarious" undead servants, who are "determined to bring evil back to a world overrun by the forces of good." How nice of them.

The game supports four-player co-op either locally or online. Another major change is that Fellowship of Evil is played from a top-down perspective, whereas the first two entries in the core series were presented in a third-person view. You can see some Fellowship of Evil gameplay in the video above.

One thing that's staying the same, however, is the voice actor for the minions. British voice actor Marc Silk is returning to voice the dastardly creatures for Fellowship of Evil.

And as suspected, Rhianna Pratchett--who worked on the original two Overlord games--has returned to write for Fellowship of Evil. For more on Fellowship of Evil, check out some images in the gallery below.

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WhteWolfLcT

This isn't overlord. This is something entirely different, and not in a good way. Very, very disapointed. And I was so excited when I saw this post.

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CountBleck12

I want to cry.


And not in a good way, seriously what the hell were they thinking.

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hystavito

Off topic but anyone remember the C64 game Overlord? Apparently it was called Supremacy-something outside of North America.

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Stogin

Well I was never into the original Overlord games, but this looks like a fun little Diablo style game for me and some friends to mess with.

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deathstream

I hate you, Codemasters. Why would you tease a return of Overlord and give us this steaming pile?


This is Fable: Heroes all over again.

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Prostakma

I'd say its more sacred than overlord. Unfortunately I think we'll all be disappointed by this one

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GarthokNarfle

I absolutely loved Overlord 1 & 2 but I don't know about this one. I hope it's good but we will see.

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Ducez_III

I've been thinking about Overlord 1 and 2 a lot lately. Overlord: Fellowship of Evil doesn't impress me at first glance, but I'm just glad the franchise isn't dead.

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Thanatos2k

@Ducez_III: This is a Sacred 3 situation. Franchise is dead.

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BeefoTheBold

Worth noting at the time of this comment that the Youtube video has of 185 thumbs ups to 697 thumbs downs.

One of these days it might be worth having some of the writers on Gamespot do some articles about the risks of changing established single player franchises to multiplayer ones. We see it happen repeatedly, but I almost never see articles covering the extensive blowback that often occurs.

Might be nice to see some of the gaming sites out there explore the subject a little more.


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ES496

I was hoping for Overlord 3 not this four player game taking single-player away. Guess I can't play this one then.

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LordOssiss

This is a terrible decision... Why are companies going toward multiplayer only games now? Where is my single player experiences??
I swear, if Fallout 4 has multiplayer.... I quit.

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kujel

@lordossiss: There will always be devs like myself who make singleplayer games but Suaron_x is right that multiplayer games make publishers more money :(

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Suaron_x

@lordossiss: I've said this in a previous article. Multi-player games are a time based experience...the best time to play a MP game is just after launch when the servers are heavily populated. Once the populations decline the experience diminishes. Therefore, more games are sold at the higher price point with multi-player games (earning the publishers/developers more money). Second, it's far easier to produce a map pack than a single player story. Therefore more money can be made/saved on MP DLC as opposed to episodic single player DLC.

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leviathanwing

@lordossiss: has mp... like co op or like death match? i for one would like to travel the vast expanse with someone for company

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Pyrosa

@leviathanwing@lordossiss: ...but will your schedules actually line up for ~100+ hours?

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PlaystationZone

When this game come out code masters will be bankrupt

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PlaystationZone

End near for codemasters

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Darkhol0w

I wanted another Overlord game, but not like this... : (

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Vexov

Maybe these are the females from Overlord 2?, they all seemed to be female.

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Suaron_x

@Vexov: The green one definitely has a beard...but it looks dwarf-like. Dwarven women do have beards though...but evil overlords typically aren't dwarves.

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Vexov

So.. some sort of gauntlet legends?. Is that even popular anymore?. This would have a chance if it was more Like D2 (ya, fk D3) or Path of Exile, a ARPG hack and slash.


Oh, so $20 is probably the right price for it.. but that depends if there is even a decent amount of content. I hope Overlord 3 is in the works and that this is just a warm up to work on the PS4 and X1.

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TTDog

Sees who the writer is... instantly decides against a purchase.

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simonbarfod

developers gotta be feeling real bad right now :( not one single person likes the look of this, including me... i feel bad for them

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Suaron_x

@simonbarfod: I don't have any love for the OverLord series, so I'm not all that upset by it's apparent change in gameplay. If it's like Diablo and not buggy/unplayable, I'd definitely buy it but only it's not a forced 4 player experience (which is sure looks like it has).

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eelektrik

From the looks of it this isn't being made by Triumph, and given the price it is probably a download only title. Perhaps it is a lead in product/story setup for an actual Triumph developed Overlord 3? At least one would hope so, this looks more like Gauntlet or Diablo than it does Overlord.

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g1rldraco7

at least they're making something with the series. It's not 3, but it's something

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Marsh87

Dirt 4 please

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kujel

I loved the Overlord series but I'm not sure I, like the direction this iteration is going.

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CDsmasher

LMFAO 0/10 It's as if they intentionally tried really, really hard to do the most terrible job possible... like they had meetings where they discussed "how can we possibly completely sh*t all over this title, and surprise the fans of the previous game by showing how much we can f*ck this up?".

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adit942

not the next gen overlord i was hoping for

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mkaliaz

I loved the previous Overlord games but this looks really lame. Seriously, why even call this Overlord? Looks like a major departure from the unique things they did in the first games.

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Charliesix

At 2:02 in the video, there are panda bears being barbecued..... O_O



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CDsmasher

@Charliesix: rofl

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Boddicker

Ugh!!!!!!!! MP only?!?!?!


Why? Just why?!?!?!?

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CDsmasher

@Boddicker: terrible, incompetent and cash-grab greedy devs.

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RC-Sev

This is... different. And I don't like this kind of different. =/

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Blue_Dude

**** yeah! A new Gauntlet game is just what I've been wanting :P

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Thanatos2k

Multiplayer focus is extremely troubling. Previous games were single player. This doesn't look like Overlord at all, what the hell?

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Blue_Dude

@Thanatos2k: Yeah this is not magika...

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ssj2los

Reminds me of what happen with Sacred 3... Devs said the samething about that game these devs are saying... ended up being SH*T

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catsimboy

If I wanted to play Gauntlet I'd play FRIGGIN GAUNTLET. What a waste.

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GarGx1

Is this a MOBA?


The again it's also dirt cheap, which is a good thing

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Bobdog52

So this is like the prequel to overlord 3 ? If so ill just wait for overlord 3

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Dream-on-stereo

NOO! ..NOOOO!

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