Ubisoft today announced that they have a new game heading to consoles that will mostly feature burly men in skirts getting very sweaty, yelling a lot, and jabbing at each other. No, it's not Assassin's Creed III: Revelations in the Brotherhood
or London 2012: Ancient Greek Style
, the game in question is Spartacus Legends
Inspired by the hit US swords-and-sandals TV show, Spartacus Legends
will be a visceral, arena-based fighting game. Gamers will be able to work their way up the gladatorial food chain with customizable and upgradeable fighters and thousands of deadly weapon combinations. As well as playing as the eponymous slave-freer, players will be able to step into the shoes of his trusted ally, Crixus, or create their own beefcake warrior and face off in offline and online multiplayer modes with ranked leaderboards.
Current Spartacus actor Liam McIntyre has lent his likeness and voice to the game and, according to Ubisoft, "played early builds of the game and provided his creative feedback throughout the development process." Wow, Spartacus himself - a gamer - who knew?
As well as all these details, we also get treated to a whole chalice full of screens for the game, showing off the abundant blood-letting for which the series is known.Spartacus Legends
is due in early 2013. The game will also be presented and playable at the San Diego Comic-Con over the next few days.