If you’ve ever wanted to form a “Fellowship of Evil” with your friends, now’s your chance.

Instead of the usual single-player Overlord experience, the newest game from Codemasters is called Overlord: Fellowship of evil. It’s going to be $19.99, it has 4-player co-op, and it’s playable online or locally. There’s a bit of outrage from Overlord fans who were hoping for Overlord 3 and more single-player gameplay, but you won’t hear that from me.

I played the first Overlord and enjoyed it, but I passed on the 2nd one. Count me as a part of the group that prefers sharing experiences with friends these days, and running around being evil in a setting that reminds me of Gauntlet: Dark Legacy has me very excited.

From Codemasters Executive Producer Rob Elser:

“We really wanted to do something that would allow us be evil alongside our friends, instead of the normal heroics in every other game. The idea of playing as a team of bad guys commanding Minions to do our utmost bidding, while also causing chaos for each other, just really made us smile.”

There are of course going to be ways to grief your friends, which sounds just fine. I understand why some folks would have preferred a more predictable single-player Overlord 3, but I’ve actually heard it called a “shameless cash grab” in one comment section notorious for being filled with garbage. Come on now, an affordable game with unique co-op elements and ways to torment your friends sounds like a blast. When did the internet become so cynical?

Overlord: Fellowship of Evil drops sometime in 2015.

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2 Responses

  1. Luke
    Luke "Yogzula" VanTrieste

    they made the right call. In some ways it looks like Forced which I thought was awesome but it also retains a lot of its classic elements. Gotta say I hate game trailers that are 2 minutes long and only show 20 seconds of gameplay though.

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    • John
      John "Jagyooar" Lusky

      Yeah, still better than the ones most big budget games use that show 0 minutes of gameplay.

      Reply

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