Overlord DLC Goes Live… Finally!

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Remember all that Overlord Xbox 360 downloadable content that was announced and supposed to be released all the way back in November? Probably not given how many huge games have come along since that time, but whether you do or don’t doesn’t really matter anymore because all of the content has been released to the Xbox Live Marketplace today at long last.

Three add-on packs make up the Overlord DLC barrage, including the Raising Hell single-player expansion pack (800 Microsoft Points), a Challenge Pack containing seven new multiplayer maps and a Legendary single-player mode (400 Microsoft Points), and the free-of-charge Split-screen Multiplayer Pack that adds just what the title says. Took a while to arrive, but it’s better late than never, as the old saying goes. Overlord sort of became an overlooked gem last year, so hopefully more gamers will go back and give it another look now. Check below for a trailer and screenshot gallery focusing on the Raising Hell expansion, along with a complete rundown of each add-on pack.

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OVERLORD™: RAISING HELL:

· Devilishly good single-player expansion pack
· Includes new Abyss levels and Dungeon Challenges
· Premium pack: 800 Microsoft Points from Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Go deeper into the Overlord’s twisted world as this single-player expansion pack opens a series of hellish new levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game’s five domains: 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 for 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 the underworld.

OVERLORD™: CHALLENGE PACK:

· Seven all-new multiplayer maps, including “Capture the Maiden”
· Deviously difficult Legendary Single Player Mode
· Premium pack: 400 Microsoft Points from Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Come and have a go if your Overlord’s hard enough. All new pillaging fun with seven additional 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 attack.

Putting the Minions through their toughest workout, the 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 single-player game under exceptional bad-ass circumstances.

OVERLORD™: SPLIT-SCREEN MULTIPLAYER PACK:

· FREE downloadable multiplayer content pack for Xbox 360
· Enables split screen play on all existing multiplayer maps
· Plus adds a hot new ‘Rocky Race’ multiplayer map

This free content download enables players to go head to head on all of the game’s original multiplayer maps in a new split screen mode. The update also introduces 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 content packs are now available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and require players to have a full copy of Overlord in order to experience the additional content.

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