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> Burbank, CA - Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - Over 750,000 gamers have already
> turned evil,
> and that's just from the demos. Now, unleash a full, uninhibited reign of
> terror
> as Codemasters today announced that Overlord(TM), the highly anticipated,
> twisted,
> fantasy Action/Adventure game has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.
> Overlord
> is available for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from
> Microsoft
> and the PC, and is rated "T" (Teen - Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Suggestive
> Themes,
> Use of Alcohol, Violence - content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by
> the
> The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, Overlord is all about being
> ruthless,
> determined, and even a little despotic, as players pillage lands, conquer
> kingdoms
> and rise to be proclaimed the new, all-powerful Overlord. At the heart of
> the game
> lies an array of impish, gremlin-like creatures known as the Minions, and
> their presence
> provides Overlord with its deliciously dark comedic touches.
> In Overlord, players will amass armies of up to 50 Minions from all four
> Minion types
> as they explore and conquer the rest of the fantasy world's twisted domains,
> with
> seven corrupt heroes to defeat, a Dark Tower to rebuild, and the Legion of
> Terror
> and other destructive spells to unleash. Whether Brown fighter Minions, Red
> fire
> throwing Minions, Green assassin Minions or Blue healer Minions, these little
> buggers
> will always be there for their master, ready to sacrifice themselves and
> their lives
> in servitude of the Overlord.
> With the ability to be directly controlled by players, the Overlord's Minion
> horde
> will obey every command, no matter how devastating or depraved it may be.
> Indeed,
> Minion loyalty knows no limits and their bravery borders on stupidity, but
> they are
> the perfect slavish little demons to send on sheep killing, farm razing,
> village
> pillaging, house burning, beer guzzling, axe-wielding missions.
> For more information on Overlord, be sure to visit the official game website
> at:
> www.codemasters.com/overlord
> There gamers can sample Minion mayhem by downloading the Overlord playable
> demo
> for the PC, also available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360
> videogame
> and entertainment system. Additionally, be sure to check out the Desktop
> Minion
> e-toy and the "Rate My Evil" interactive leader board.
> About Codemasters
> Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive
> entertainment
> products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and
> channels.
> Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally,
> Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The
> company
> is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the
> U.S,
> Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and
> its
> products is available online at: http://www.codemasters.com

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