Overlord - Dark Legend (Wii)

Release Date: 26 June 2009 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Wii owners can now fill the boots of their very own dark overlord in this original adventure title from Codemasters.

Overlord, originally released on the Xbox 360, let players roam an idyllic country village as an evil tyrant, unleashing his minions across the land to wreck havoc wherever they saw fit, albeit with a tongue-in-cheek humour running throughout. Rather than simply transfer this title onto Nintendo’s Wii, Codemasters has built a new Overlord experience from the ground up, putting players into the shoes of a brand new overlord known simply as trainee tyrant.

One of Overlord’s key features was the ability to command a band of evil minions during each stage, who were able to attack villagers, smash through towns or sacrifice themselves during battle. Using the Wii Remote, players have now been given more precise control over their helpers, and are able to pick and place them far more easily. The same light-hearted humour and deliciously evil style is intact, with a new storyline written by fantasy games writer Rhianna Pratchett.

With Wii now overflowing with quick ports of older titles, it’s refreshing to see Codemasters create an entirely original Overlord experience for Wii owners with the same sense of fun and wonder.

Seize the Power: Donning the armour of the Overlord, players become commander-in-chief of a fighting, thieving and pillaging horde of crazed minions (with hundreds more waiting in reserve) - a force quite unlike any other. Send out your minions to crush rock giants, gnomes, halflings, elves, dwarves, peasants and more. Become a new Overlord, conquer realms and grow your castle from dilapidated ruins to glorious expression of your absolute power.

Pillage and Destroy with the Wii Remote: Controlling the minions is slick and devastating, requiring a flick of the Wii Remote to send the raucous rabble into battle. Whether you're swishing the Remote to sweep the horde into battle or pointing it to direct magic spells and fireballs at enemies, the Wii Remote becomes the perfect extension of the Overlord's despotic will.

Throttle Your Minions: Individual Minions can be plucked from the horde, held by the neck and then, by vigorously shaking the Wii Remote, throttled! This stirs up the volatile lifeforce within them and they become a manic minion missile. With a now-explosive body, the insane little critter can be guided into enemies with hilarious, if rather fatal, consequences for both parties.

A Twisted Fairytale: With a rich, tongue-in-cheek story written by award-winning games author Rhianna Pratchett, this exclusive Overlord adventure for Wii tells a new and twisted fairytale. The lead character is in a Cinderella scenario with his elder and rather unpleasant brother and sister. He is the forgotten child while his father is away, and his wicked twin siblings are plotting to take over the kingdom with their own perverse alliances with elves and dwarves. The story game also introduces wicked witches, gingerbread men and Lil' Red, the seeming sweet girl with a lupine side to her personality.

Release Date: 26 June 2009
Certificate: PEGI 12+ - PEGI Minimum Age 12

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