Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Good news: Codemasters teasing a new Overlord game has not lead up to the announcement of a free-to-play mobile game where you build minion hives, harvest fungus, and farm sheep (any Overlord worth their salt steals sheepies, for one thing). Disappointing news: the newly-announced Overlord: Fellowship of Evil [official site] is not the proper Overlord sequel you might be hoping for. Descriptive news: it’s a class-based, co-op-oriented action-RPG more about getting in and fighting yourself than leading armies of minions.

Here, come have a look in the first trailers:

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Overlord is one of those games in which it's good to be bad—as the titular character, players control hordes of minions who happily do their master's bidding, regardless of how evil it may be. It's all very tongue-in-cheek, and went over well enough to spawn a sequel and a couple of Nintendo spin-offs. And more may be on the way.

Gnarl, the oldest of the minions, serves as the Overlord's chief adviser. He also has a Twitter account, established in 2009, which suddenly sprang back to life today. He was only able to post a handful of tweets before the charge in his "glow slate" ran out, but before it did he issued an ominous warning, writing, "This won't be the last you hear from us meat sacks, remember... Evil always finds a way."

It would be easy enough to dismiss it as wishful thinking on the part of a fan with too much time on his hands, but Codemasters effectively confirmed its legitimacy on its own Twitter account: It retweeted "Evil always finds a way," demanded that the "glow slate" be returned to the IT department, and then posted an image of the Overlord's helmet, complete with glowing red eyes, lying on the ground.

Nothing else has been said so far, so who knows—maybe this is the first step toward the announcement of a free-to-play mobile title. But if a new, big Overlord game is in the offing, it would represent a surprising change in direction for the publisher: In 2012 it announced a move to racing games exclusively, and in early 2013 it laid off an estimated 80 employees in an effort to "focus on areas of increased strategic importance and decrease resources in areas that are not delivering value for the business."

We've reached out to Codemasters to see if we can find out more about what's going on. In the meantime, if you're a fan, you might want to start paying attention to @Overlordgame again—and if you're not but think you might like to be, free demos for both Overlord and Overlord II are available from Steam.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Overlord 3: Now Where Did I Leave My Hat?

There’s some fondness for old man Overlord ’round these parts, isn’t there? I mean, no-one’s filing it alongside Deus Ex or anything, but it was a jolly enough time, as I recall. Herding malevolent imps around, wanton cruelty for comic effect, being disparaging about humanity, that sort of thing. The hitherto two-game series is about to make some manner of comeback, depending on how much you want to read into cryptic teasing. Though it’s about as overt as cryptic can be. … [visit site to read more]

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Community Announcements - Loore
Attention: Minions!

Now the carnage has subsided since your pumpkin exploits at Halloween it's time to cause havoc once more.

Word from the Netherworld is that a great sale has besieged these lands, and as a result the entire Overlord series is currently available at some cut down prices.

Want to cause some mayhem? Find a mistress to keep you warm this winter, or perhaps you want to raid the pumpkin fields like the sprightly young scamp that you are.

Your time has come, and service to the master can be guaranteed for 50% less lifeforce.

Overlord Store Page
Overlord: Raising Hell Store Page
Overlord II Store Page
Community Announcements - Loore
Attention: Minions!

Now the carnage has subsided since your pumpkin exploits at Halloween it's time to cause havoc once more.

Word from the Netherworld is that a great sale has besieged these lands, and as a result the entire Overlord series is currently available at some cut down prices.

Want to cause some mayhem? Find a mistress to keep you warm this winter, or perhaps you want to raid the pumpkin fields like the sprightly young scamp that you are.

Your time has come, and service to the master can be guaranteed for 50% less lifeforce.

Overlord Store Page
Overlord: Raising Hell Store Page
Overlord II Store Page
Community Announcements - Loore
Attention: Minions!

Now the carnage has subsided since your pumpkin exploits at Halloween it's time to cause havoc once more.

Word from the Netherworld is that a great sale has besieged these lands, and as a result the entire Overlord series is currently available at some cut down prices.

Want to cause some mayhem? Find a mistress to keep you warm this winter, or perhaps you want to raid the pumpkin fields like the sprightly young scamp that you are.

Your time has come, and service to the master can be guaranteed for 50% less lifeforce.

Overlord Store Page
Overlord: Raising Hell Store Page
Overlord II Store Page
Community Announcements - Loore


We do love Halloween, and it’s easily our fourth most favourite time of year. The Minions always seem exceptionally chipper, perhaps it’s because the pumpkin fields are overflowing with their orangey goodness. Unfortunately it’s not all great; one does remember the awful mess that the Minions made last year, who would have known pumpkin vomit would be so explosive.

To distract us from the impending mess, and not to mention the smell, we’ve slashed the prices on the entire Overlord series over on Steam, including the Complete Pack.

Prices start from a spooktacular 87p!

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2464/
Community Announcements - Loore


We do love Halloween, and it’s easily our fourth most favourite time of year. The Minions always seem exceptionally chipper, perhaps it’s because the pumpkin fields are overflowing with their orangey goodness. Unfortunately it’s not all great; one does remember the awful mess that the Minions made last year, who would have known pumpkin vomit would be so explosive.

To distract us from the impending mess, and not to mention the smell, we’ve slashed the prices on the entire Overlord series over on Steam, including the Complete Pack.

Prices start from a spooktacular 87p!

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2464/
Community Announcements - Loore


It's everyone's favourite time of year, and not just because pumpkins are in bountiful supply.

To celebrate Halloween you can pick up all the Overlord titles at a heavily discounted rate, including the complete pack!

Prices start from 87p, spooktacular!

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2464/
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