Codemasters Details Downloadable Content Plans for Overlord

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Need to freshen up on your evil skills? Codemasters has you covered, today announcing the upcoming releases of three downloadable content packs for Triumph Studios’ action/adventure “evil simulator” for the Xbox 360, Overlord. The add-on trio is due out on the Xbox Live Marketplace sometime this month, one being free and the other two costing a certain amount of Microsoft Points to be announced at launch. The free pack will add split-screen play to all the original game’s multiplayer maps and a brand new Survival map, while the premium packs, titled Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord: Challenge Pack will introduce new single-player levels and new multiplayer maps respectively. Hit the jump for full descriptions of each pack.

Overlord: Raising Hell – Prepare to go deeper into the Overlord’s twisted world as this premium, single-player expansion pack opens up a series of hellish new levels. Complete with new enemies and objectives, each level is a supernatural abyss – a hell for each of the game’s five kingdoms: Mellow Hills, Evernight, Heaven’s Peak, the Golden Halls and the Ruborian Desert.

Access to each abyss is via a portal, which opens once a kingdom has been successfully conquered and the previous ruler banished to a personal hell within. However, it’s not just the fallen heroes that have been dragged into the abyss; the Overlord’s newly loyal peasants have also been taken down into hell too.

With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord’s reign above ground, there’s only one thing to do about it: assemble a minion army, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to return the serfs to their homelands, defeat the fallen heroes once and for all, and claim the throne of each kingdom’s underworld.

Overlord: Challenge Pack – This additional premium content pack is ideal for Overlords who really have something to prove. There’s pillaging fun with seven new online multiplayer maps, including the competitive ‘Capture the Maiden’ map and ‘Protect Your Power’, where players must defend the Overlord’s tower against waves of enemy attacks.

Putting minions through their toughest workout, the Overlord: Challenge Pack also introduces a “Legendary” difficulty mode, which challenges players to achieve Legendary status by using their most aggressive minion managing skills to complete the game under exceptional bad-ass circumstances.

Overlord: Split-Screen Multiplayer Pack – This free Overlord update will be available alongside the premium packs and will enable players to go head-to-head in an all-new split screen multiplayer mode. In addition to providing split screen play on all of the game’s original multiplayer maps, the update will also introduce a new multiplayer map, Rocky Race, which sees a pair of Overlords working cooperatively to survive the onslaught of an arch rock giant on the rampage.

All three Overlord downloadable content packs require players to have the full version of the game for Xbox 360. PC Downloadable content is expected to be made available in the New Year. A special edition PC version of the original Overlord is being published as a boxed product exclusively for the German market, and will include all three downloadable content packs.

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