Well, it's been announced. At the moment, the site with the most information seems to be wikipedia, and its links only go to three sites, two of which have exactly the same wording and information and the same two screenshots. The IGN link is the best one.
Nevertheless, it looks awesome. Minions can do more things such as 'riding mounts, using war machines and sailing warships in world-changing battles'. The controls have been refined. The world is going to be more 'realistic' so that environmental issues and politics can be parodied in the game. The enemy is a roman inspired force, bent on eradicating magic and taking over the world.
Looks pretty cool. On a side note, some other ovelord games have been announced, for the wii and the ds.
is the ign link.
Edit: new trailer on gametrailers.com. Looks pretty cool. In the first bit it looks like you can play as a minion. Apart from that, it looks kinda similar, but that's alright I guess.
According to an article from eurogamer
, choices are now much more about choosing to enslave, capture, etc or going around killing all in your wake. There will be no pansy good ending in this one.
Minion mounts will feature much more prominently in this game, with each colour (apart from blue) having it's own distinct mount (wolves, salamanders and spiders). You can get minion champions which you can take control of, which can lead minions.
Having your minions don the armor of enemies now does more than simply give them a health and damage bonus. They can now disguise themselves to sneak undetected past, and I quote 'key points'. (hopefully this will be used for a bit more than just set pieces).
Bosses will be more 'epic' and more closely tied with the story. 'You will be given a reason to hate them'.
Clubbing baby seals is actually a bit which is promoted by the developers as 'being the most evil thing you can do'.
Beings we can expect to encounter include Florian the elf, an emo, enviromental activist. Theiving gnomes will also be introduced.
I might one day turn this into a proper OP.
Update: Demo is up on XBL and PSN (but not PC, RAARGH), someone give me opinions and impressions. Link
to filefront site for pc download, finally.
And release dates are:
NA June 23, 2009
EU June 26, 2009
AUS July 9, 2009