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Think evil, breed evil and control all (with lots of laughs along the way) as Codemasters® confirms new edition of acclaimed action adventure.

Tuesday, 26th February 2008 - The deliciously despotic Overlord and his horde of raucous minions will return this summer as Codemasters® announces that Overlord: Raising Hell, a compendium of tyrannical treats, is coming to the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, the original Overlord was a best seller in 2007 when published for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PC. Overlord: Raising Hell will mark the game's first appearance on the PLAYSTATION 3 system and deliver the complete Overlord experience, including all expansion content, in one exclusive edition.

Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord. At the heart of the game is an army of slavish little creatures known as Minions, and their presence provides Overlord: Raising Hell with its deliciously dark comedic touches.

Totally loyal to their Overlord, Minions will use their unique skills to fetch, fight and even die for him. Opportunists by nature, a Minion will rob an opponent of a mighty axe to arm themselves with and steal armour to wear for protection. Players will amass armies of up to 50 Minions as they explore and conquer the world's five domains. Use the Minions tactically and they'll always be on hand, ready to sacrifice themselves just to save the Overlord's illustrious arse.

Overlord: Raising Hell takes players deeper into the Overlord's warped world with a series of additional hellish levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game's five kingdoms.

With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord's superiority, there's only one thing for it: assemble the Minions, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to claim the underworld throne.

In addition to offering a complete collection of Overlord content, including online co-operative pillaging and head-to-head slaughter, the PLAYSTATION 3 system edition will also be enhanced with detailed visuals, a top-spec audio system with 7.1 surround sound and gameplay refinements, such as the addition of an on-screen mini-map.

Prepare for a fresh wave of feudal fun when Overlord: Raising Hell launches this summer for the PLAYSTATION 3 system. For all the latest on the game, be sure to visit www.codemasters.com/overlordraisinghell



Rob Burman

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Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Overlord, Clive Barker's Jericho, Race Driver, and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com


Triumph Studios is an independent developer of award-winning computer games, including the highly successful Age of Wonders series. Since its founding in 1997, the team's mission is creating addictive and original titles. Triumph Studios is based in Delft, the Netherlands. More information is available at http://www.triumphstudios.com


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