Ubisoft today announced that Spartacus Legends, a game based on the TV series, will be released in 2013 for both PSN and XBL, for free. It will be a fighting game, sporting a “fame” system that will ensure competitive play is present, and will also allow people with high fame to wear better equipment. Equipment will be purchased via real money, but how much has yet to be known.
In Spartacus Legends, players will live the life of a gladiator, from training grounds to the arena. Dismemberment will be a big part of the game, and will have thousands of weapon combinations and a “robust” skill system to use along the way.
Players will be able to fight as Spartacus, Crixus, or a user-created gladiator, and take part in fights with friends locally or via online multiplayer. The game also sports a worldwide leaderboard for players to track their progress against others.