Hey, everybody! Remember Overlord? It was a fun little time waster released in the empty summer of 2007, a time when everyone was waiting for the glorious holiday season that was just over the horizon. While the minions and wonderfully evil sense of humor made it a solid little game, it was hardly something that could spawn a huge franchise. The sequel proved that much.
Well, publisher Codemasters is taking another stab at bringing Overlord to the big leagues, but you won’t really recognize it. Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has been announced for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for a digital release in 2015, but the game has been redesigned to look like a generic isometric 4 player co-op action RPG.
At least the trailer still exudes the same sense of humor, but I don’t see any third-person action, massive armies of orc minions, or manipulating them to solve clever puzzles. Just four characters walking around using magic spells and attacks like Magicka or plenty of other major franchise spin-offs out there today. My guess is that the original formula wasn’t financially feasible enough.
We’ll see. It could be fun, but I wasn’t really expecting Overlord 3 or any Overlord game for that matter to ever happen again. It’s inoffensive at best unless you were just a die-hard Overlord fan. Overlord: Fellowship of Evil launches for $19.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later in 2015.