Want some more cartoon mayhem in your life? Overlord II is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC to give gamers their fix. Codemasters is also flanking Overlord II with a pair of additional titles, Overlord: Dark Legend for the Wii and Overlord: Minions for the DS. Each of the games, however, feature unique gameplay elements and take place in different areas of the Overlord timeline. I played an early build of Overlord II on Xbox 360 with Dan Robinson, brand manager at Codemasters, at New York Comic Con. As someone who never played the original Overlord title, I have to say that I was impressed with what I saw.
Overlord II picks up where the downloadable expansion Overlord: Raising Hell left off. The original Overlord got trapped in the Abyss, but he left behind a lass impregnated with his evil little seed. Gamers take the reins of this mini-Overlord as he grows into a young man among the people of Nordberg. (While one of the main design directives behind Overlord is to have tongue firmly planted in cheek, let the record show that Robinson had no idea that the devs gave their fictional land the same name as OJ Simpson’s character in The Naked Gun.)