Untold Legends, SOE‘s launch title for the North American PS3 launch, has been picked up for release in Europe by EA. As per the company’s announcement, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom will also be a launch title for the European PS3 launch this coming March.
Read this for more information on the action-RPG.
The following quote from Viacom‘s Q2 earnings report conference call set off quite a storm a couple of days back:
Importantly, Xfire just signed a deal with Sony to create a version of their platform for the new PS3, which will now enable Xfire to extend its reach further into the huge console gaming market.
According to the company, which is the owner of Xfire, a very popular online gaming community client, it is developing a version of its software for use in Sony’s online network for the PS3. However, before you get all hot and excited, 1Up carries word from SOE‘s Chris Kramer that Xfire is being used for the PS3… but only in one game: Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, a launch title. The technology deal is specific to the SOE game and is “separate and independent from the PlayStation Network Platform,” he said. Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire, added to his statement, saying that “Xfire is not part of the PlayStation Network Platform,” effectively closing any rumors.
Sony is yet to detail its plans for the PNP which will go live this November when the PS3 launches.
Originally unveiled some time back, Sony Online Entertainment has released some new details on the PS3 launch title Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom.
The game will have players choosing one of three unique characters and be able to unlock spells and abilities, as well as collection unique weapons, armor and other items throughout the game. Dark Kingdom will feature support for 1080p, digital surround sound and other such next-gen features.
Renowned fantasy author Keith Baker, writer of several best-selling Dungeons & Dragons and novels, has been tapped to pen the storyline for Dark Kingdom.
In Dark Kingdom, players have loyally served the king, yet have reason to believe he is being corrupted by dark forces. Sensing distrust, the king sends some of his military off to quell an uprising in the barbaric borderlands. After returning home, players find the land a horribly changed place. It is revealed that the king is responsible for torturing and killing many innocent people, and now players must battle through forests, caverns, villages and the palace, all the while betraying the king in order to save the kingdom!
Dark Kingdom will also support co-op and internet multiplayer modes, and will be available at the launch of the PS3 this November.
Already revealed last week, Sony Online Entertainment has officially announced Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom for the PS3. Billed as an “anticipated launch title” for the console, the RPG will feature high-definition graphics (up to 1080p), 7.1 audio and physics-based gameplay. Below is additional information:
Dark Kingdom will be utilizing the powerful PlayStation 3 Cell processors for unique physics-based game mechanics including audio, visual and FXs. Players will be able to fully interact with the environments by breaking or smashing objects, or even using NPCs as living, unwilling weapons. Players will choose from one of three unique characters and be able to unlock spells and abilities, as well as collect unique weapons, armor and other items throughout the game. Other next-gen features include support for high definition formats up to 1080p, highly detailed graphics, digital surround sound, high resolution textures and detailed character models.
For the epic storyline of Dark Kingdom, SOE engaged renowned fantasy author Keith Baker, writer of several best-selling Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars novels. In Dark Kingdom, players have loyally served the king, yet have reason to believe he is being corrupted by dark forces. Sensing distrust, the king sends some of his military off to quell an uprising in the barbaric borderlands. After returning home, players find the land a horribly changed place. It is revealed that the king is responsible for torturing and killing many innocent people, and now players must battle through forests, caverns, villages and the palace, all the while betraying the king in order to save the kingdom!
Key features in Dark Kingdom include:
- Next-Gen HD Graphics: Experience next-gen graphics in true high-definition formats up to 1080p. Watch as the fantasy unfolds through vibrant environments, beautifully rendered characters, highly-detailed creatures, and intense battles filled with engaging combat, magical spells and brilliant SFX.
- All-new RPG Action Combat: Unique physics-based game mechanics will give the heroes of Dark Kingdom the ability to tear through environments and defeat enemies in all-new ways. Knock enemies against walls and watch them bounce to the ground. Smash through crates, pillars and boxes to clear a way through the environment. Or grab NPCs and use them as living, unwilling weapons.
- Epic storyline: Immerse yourself in an intriguing storyline as you seek to end an evil king’s reign of oppression that he has bestowed upon your fellow citizens – all told through in-game dialog and scripted cut sequences.
- Engaging combat: Take complete control of every battle by using chained melee attacks, or an array of spells and special abilities acquired along your journey.
- In-depth character progression: Choose from three distinctly different characterclass combinations and unlock new spells and abilities as you adventure! Collect hundreds of armor, weapons and other items that will aid your hero on their perilous journey!
- Co-op and internet modes: Adventure alone or with your friends with a full range of multiplayer support.
- Challenging puzzles: Solve environmental puzzles as you explore multiple levels of game play.
As 1Up reports, the latest issue of the Official US PlayStation Magazine will have first looks at a number of PlayStation 3 games, including one which hasn’t been announced as of yet.
The cover of the issue is graced by The Darkness, the upcoming next-generation title from Starbreeze, the studio behind the excellent Chronicles of Riddick game. The issue also takes a look at Medal of Honor: Airborne, Stranglehold and Dark Kingdom. Also, 1Up teases us with word that a news item on the “soon-to-be-announced” God of War 2 is in the magazine.
OPSM is now available to subscribers, with newsstand buyers getting it from March 14.