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Gladiator AD name change, being published by Sega
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February 03, 2010, 23:18:39
Looks like High Voltage snagged another deal with Sega for Tournament of Legends .

And it looks a whole lot different, too.
Wonder if they'll bring out The Grinder as well?

Edit for the lazies. Make sure to look at some new screenshots, though. Not sure if I like the colors or the old look, personally --

SEGA has announced Tournament of Legends, a new project in partnership with developer High Voltage Software (The Conduit) coming exclusively to Wii in May 2010.

Tournament of Legends, formerly known as Gladiator A.D., promises a 3D fighting experience for one or two players, featuring a host of fighters based on legends from world mythology: the Minotaur, a powerful Gladiator, a mighty Valkyrie and other well known characters.

Players will take these fighters to epic battles in fighting arenas where the combatants wield legendary weapons, launch magical attacks and dodge giant mythological creatures that protect their lairs.

Described as a rich weapon fighting experience, players will be able to switch weapons and enchantments with other characters, and compete in various challenges including having to dodge giant mythological creatures. The game will also feature an interactive training mode.

In addition to Wii Remote and Nunchuck control schemes, players can choose to battle using Nintendo's Classic Controller.

The game's built on High Voltage Software's Quantum 3 engine, specially designed and optimised for Wii. This has allowed the studio to create large 3D mythological fighters, made to appear more realistic thanks to advanced real-time lighting, blended animation and cinematic colour curves.

"Tournament of Legends is bringing a unique concept to Wii," said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director at SEGA Europe. "Facing off against these legendary characters is a powerful experience, while dual wielding the Wii Remote and Nunchuck makes arena fighting more intuitive and the face-off with your friends even more competitive!"

Tournament of Legends is set to release in May 2010 exclusively for Wii.

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Posted: 02/03/10, 23:18:39  - Edited by 
 on: 02/03/10, 23:28:24    
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The level that this is going to flop will be directly comparable to how epic they appear trying to make the fighters themselves.

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/10, 23:21:18
Definitely looks more interesting now that HVS decided to use color.

But it's gonna have to be a better game than the Conduit to make me wanna buy it, especially with TvC on the market.

EDIT: Having read the IGN preview, the amount of content seems laughable for a fighter in this day and age, especially if it's sold for 50 bucks. This needs to be $30 straight off the bat, and even then it would be a comparative rip off. I respect HVS, but I' not gonna buy any game out of pity.

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/10, 23:22:30  - Edited by 
 on: 02/03/10, 23:50:49

Yeah, my similar feelings.
It's weird, because it's easy to love this team for giving so much dedication and attention to the Wii (something rare). But we've so far gotten one underwhelming title and two that look like they'll need a lot of help. Bitter sweet indeed. I'd love to be proven wrong, of course.

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/10, 23:33:25

4 new shots of the game.

It looks generic (like The Conduit), but it's still very pretty. HVS are doing some neat stuff with this and Grinder.

Remains to be seen if they're any good though...

Posted by 
 on: 02/08/10, 23:28:09  - Edited by 
 on: 02/08/10, 23:31:42
I've never been impressed with this game and I'm still not. Looks generic and boring.

Posted by 
 on: 02/08/10, 23:44:01
Phalanx said:
I've never been impressed with this game and I'm still not. Looks generic and boring.

Agreed 100%.

Posted by 
 on: 02/08/10, 23:53:59
It... looks like a generic SC.

I dunno', I can't recall too many non-Japanese-developed fighters I enjoyed (aside from some indie projects here and there). Mortal Kombat 2? Dark Rift?


I agree, it looks technically pretty, but man does it ever look generic. As has been said, at least it has color now though.

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/10, 00:03:47  - Edited by 
 on: 02/09/10, 00:04:17
Not impressed. I wasn't before, this makes me less-so. Why did they ditch MotionPlus?

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/10, 00:33:25
BTW mike, even though this appears to have been met with a pretty agitated response, the news is appreciated. (^__^ )

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/10, 00:48:31
Dynablade said:
BTW mike, even though this appears to have been met with a pretty agitated response, the news is appreciated. (^__^ )

Oh I personally have no want for the game, was just sharing some interesting news! No worries haha
I'm with everyone who feels it still looks generic. But I'm most likely in the minority, or the absolute only one, who sort of liked the over-saturated sepia look they had going on before
Still doesn't excuse their genericness in other design aspects, though.

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/10, 00:55:55
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