New Overlord Revealed, Teases Four-Player Co-Op
"Evil has a new face."
The video (see it below) provides an overview of the Overlord series so far and ends by teasing that "evil always finds a way" and "we'll be back." There are also reference four-player support, and you can see flashes of gameplay at around 2:31 in the video.
Based on the teaser video, the new Overlord is a four-player top-down game, which is quite different than Overlord and Overlord II. Those games were played from a third-person perspective. However, it's not uncharted territory for the series, as Nintendo 3DS game Overlord: Minions was presented in a top-down manner.
The video ends by stating some kind of announcement about the game will be made tomorrow, April 23, at 6 AM PDT / 9 AM EDT / 2 PM UK.
Meanwhile, it appears that writer Rhianna Pratchett, who worked on Overlord and Overlord II, will return for the new Overlord title.
More info to follow tomorrow!— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) April 22, 2015
In February 2013, Triumph Studios--creator of the Overlord series--confirmed that it had completed "extensive pre-production, engine work and playable prototypes on projects that would very much appeal to Overlord fans." However, at the time, the studio said "volatility in our industry" related to the console transition meant the project could not be taken into full-scale production...yet.
However, now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 console cycle is well underway, and both systems are selling generally well, it appears the time could be right for Overlord to return. Importantly, however, Codemasters has not yet announced platforms for the new Overlord game.
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