Ubisoft has announced Spartacus, a game designed to immerse players into the world created by the Spartacus TV series from Starz Entertainment, which will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year.
Gamers will experience primeval gladiator moments, from training inside the ludus to brutal battles in the arena, all in an effort to become legends.
Spartacus Legends will also feature “thousands” of weapon customization and a robust kill system, giving players the freedom to manipulate their gladiator as they see fit, making it easier to defeat opponents.
You’ll be able to fight as Spartacus, Crixus or create your own gladiator while you fight offline or online against friends competitively.
Liam McIntyre, who plays Spartacus in the series, “has been very involved with the Spartacus Legends team. In addition to allowing his likeness and voice to be featured, Liam, a big gamer himself, played early builds of the game and provided his creative feedback throughout the development process,” the press release says.
“The Spartacus franchise (Gods of the Arena, Blood and Sand and Vengeance) airs in more than 150 countries and has been translated into 15 languages. In the United States, viewership for the show has grown with each season and is one of the highest rated cable series, with more than six million viewers watching each episode”