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Triumph: There's "definitely stuff that's in the works" relating to Overlord
Posted: 07.02.2013 14:06 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Overlord creator Triumph Studios, who recently announced Age of Wonders 3, has teased that 'something in the vein' of Overlord is being worked on at the Dutch developer. Could it be Overlord 3?

Codemasters own the IP, and so the studio can't say if it is or not, but "there's definitely stuff" going on that would "very much appeal" to Overlord minions. There's no "full-scale production" yet.

Triumph definitely wants to do something along the lines of Overlord, which last released in 2009. The studio teased art for 'Project Meester' which looks suitably evil.

"Many people have been asking about 'when is Overlord 3 coming or something else in that vein?'" said Lennart Sas, Triumph's managing director and co-owner, reports Eurogamer. "And we have been working on that sort of game. Whether or not it's Overlord 3 I can't tell, but there's definitely stuff that's in the works."

The developer updated their Facebook page teasing a possible return for the action-RPG series.

"Since Summer 2009 when Overlord 2 has been released, we have been working on multiple unannounced projects," posted Triumph. "We have done extensive pre-production, engine work and playable prototypes on projects that would very much appeal to Overlord fans."

"But with all the volatility in our industry and the coming console transition, the planets haven't aligned favourably for this type of project to be taken into full-scale production - yet. We have high hopes that in the future we'll be able to bring you humour-filled action-RPG games with added minions."

Publisher Codemasters are pulling the Overlord strings so the Dutch studio can't freely talk about whether something will come of it or not. It's encouraging though that they could at least pursue something along those lines under a different name. Overlord is known for its tongue-in-cheek take on inflicting evil on simple town folk.

"Well Overlord is of course a game that has been published with Codemasters and they are the IP owners," acknowledged Sas. "At this point we've been in talks, but I can't tell a lot about this. It's something that we're still very fond of. We'd love to announce a new game there soon but not yet - not at this moment."

"We'd love to return to that vibe and game and world again. Whether or not that's with Codemasters or in some other form we can't tell - we can't disclose at this moment."

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Comments

By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Feb 07, 2013
danfreeman
Oh i would love a new Overlord game,i played 2 and had a blast with it.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 07, 2013
SirRoderick
Project "Master"? Yeah that sounds about right ^_^
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 07, 2013
herodotus
Why not? The series always sells well, but usually when on Sale only. Doesn't say much for it's strength as a AAA title. Then again, what makes a Triple A title these days anyway? "Omerta: City of Gangsters" has been received rather coldly (rightly so) and I predict "Aliens: Colonial Marines" will be the next big disappointment. Seems 2011 is bleeding into 2013 with 'below par' AAA launches.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Feb 07, 2013
danfreeman
Ugh don`t get me started on Omerta,it is painfully repetitive and under no circumstances worth 45 euros,10 $ is all it`s worth and even that is being generous,i can`t believe how screwed i got.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 07, 2013
SirRoderick
That'll teach you ordering before reviews. I'm not doing that again any time soon.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 07, 2013
herodotus
Yup, it's a Flash game wrapped up in a retail bundle. I'd pay a fiver for it, but nothing more. Most combat (which is tedious and boring) needs to be auto-resolved often as that way you get a perfect result. Really, a very much wasted opportunity as you spend most time on the Jobs page or searching for your next joint to buy/upgrade. The pretty graphics are wasted on this basic spreadsheet & dice game. Actually, it would have made a better boardgame, but there are better boardgames around too.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Feb 07, 2013
danfreeman
From now on i am getting a test version of games before purchasing anything,one more "pirate" in the world and the video game industry only has itself to blame for this.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 07, 2013
herodotus
As wrong as it is, it is indeed what is happening. People are just fed up with throwing money at Developers just to see it squandered.