Overlord: Dark Legend

Overlord: Dark Legend News for Wii

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Overlord: Dark Legend screenshot

It's become acceptable for Wii games to look less than spectacular visually, and certainly well below the bar set by Xbox 360 and PS3 games, but it seems all developers aren't cut from the same rock.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com, Overlord: Dark Legend associate producer Dean Scott confidently stated that the upcoming Wii game "blows away just about everything else" he's seen on the console. A bold claim, but he's prepared to be held up to "internet ridicule if that's not the case".

"Overlord Dark Legend looks amazing," said Scott. "When people see this game in motion, they are going to be seriously impressed. It sounds like such a lame cliché to say 'it looks like the 360 version', but that's true. Not exactly, but it's closer than we ever imagined possible on the platform.

"Of course we've made some changes to get that level of fidelity on the Wii, but the guys at Climax have been very clever with it. In terms of looks, it blows away just about everything else I've seen on Wii," he concluded.

Overlord: Dark Legend is a brand new entry in the Overlord series made exclusively for the Wii. As the Overlord you'll be in control of teams of multi-skilled minions, hell-bent on causing mayhem as you work through a fairytale inspired story.

You'll have to wait until the summer to see if Overlord: Dark Legend looks as good as Scott claims, but for more on the game, and the companion DS game. Hit this link for the full interview.

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wow's Avatar
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wow sombody bitchslap this fool
Posted 21:21 on 30 January 2009
HaLex's Avatar
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hahahaha those graphic, near the 360 graphics? hahaha those screenshot look likes ps2
Posted 23:56 on 29 January 2009
Quirk's Avatar
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Those screenshots are no better than Twilight Princess, nowhere near the level of Super Mario Galaxy.
Posted 17:58 on 29 January 2009
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Bandit King

I wish developers would stop saying stuff like this, point is if Nintendo actually made a real next-gen console then this would not be an issue. Nintendo fans need to stop blaming everything on lazy developers and start blaming Nintendo for the Wii's short comings.
Posted 16:36 on 29 January 2009
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looking at the screen shots provided the game certainly doesn't look like the 360 version. The textures lack definition... very washed out.
Posted 16:15 on 29 January 2009
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Mega Man Chris

I'll have to see this in action before I take his words seriously. And look closer at the screenshots, the textures look awful and the shadows are full of jaggies. Granted this is a work in progress, but they have a long way to go before they can even begin to achieve 360 quality graphics.
Posted 15:52 on 29 January 2009
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Regular Troll

Too many downtime smarties
Posted 15:34 on 29 January 2009
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No offence, but we've heard it all before. I'd like to see some more evidence which backs up these claims, other than a few decent-looking if rather blurry screenshots.
Posted 15:04 on 29 January 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 26/06/2009
Developer: Climax
Publisher: Codemasters
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 1,609 18
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