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