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Imminent delivery for Legion Arena from Slitherine Software

Slitherine Software are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of Legion Arena, their RPSG or Role Playing Strategy Game, which blends core gameplay elements from the RTS & RPG genres. Set in ancient Rome, Legion Arena puts the player in charge of their own army, which they must develop, nurture and train, transforming a bunch of peasants into a fearsome fighting force.

Developer: Slitherine Strategies (

Genre: RPSG

Release Feb 2005

RRP: $19.99

Number of Players: Unlimited

Slitherine have been listening to their loyal following and have decided to make further improvements to the game before release with:

  • Additional maps to fight over & more scenarios based on these maps.
  • Bonus awards for successful completion of missions. These offer enhanced abilities in the next scenario.
  • Additional ranking methods. Players will be ranked on a daily, weekly & monthly basis as well as overall scores.
  • Support for additional resolutions. We will support 800x600, 1024x768 & 1280x960.
  • The deploy screen is being updated from an old 2D view to a 3D view of the battlefield.
  • The kudos & loyalty system is being stripped out and replaced. Players were confused by it and a new more logical system is being implemented.
  • A whole new campaign path for the Celts, making them a fully playable side.
  • Additional units

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These screens show some of the customisation possibilities in the game. Players can name their army, individual squads within the army and even choose textures for each unit that control their colour and shield pattern. Players also choose which skills each unit learns as they gain experience.

The 3 new screens can be found in a zip at

Or viewed online at

A daily diary tracking the teams progress with Legion Arena is being maintained at the Slitherine website :

Legion Arena is a finalist at the IGF that takes place at GDC in March this year and Slitherine are hoping to build on the success of Spartan at last years awards.

How to Get Connected

To play Legion Arena the player must install the free client. This will allow them to log into the Arena server and register their account. The player will then be able to play Legion Arena for free. There are no subscription fees, no registration fees, so you can play as long as you like for free, unless you choose to access the premium content.

To play Legion Arena you do not need a fast connection, but you must be connected to the Arena server. The server records the results of every battle, how much experience was gained, how many kills inflicted, who won and numerous other stats & also check that no cheating was going on. These results are stored on the server and used to rank the players army against other players.

Min Spec Pentium 3, Geforce2 and 128MB of RAM

ABOUT Slitherine Strategies

Slitherine Strategies was founded in 2000 by a small but talented team with an insatiable appetite for hard work. Their first title, LEGION (worldwide sales 150,000+), was released in 2001 and this has since been followed up by LEGION GOLD and CHARIOTS of WAR. To date they have concentrated their efforts in the TBS market where their prestigious knowledge of the Ancient World gives them a tremendous edge. They enjoy the freedom of developing and generating their own original ideas and the result is a series of games, which is a welcome development for Strategy fans. Slitherine's aim is to produce games that are enjoyable, original, immersive and accessible without being simplistic.

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