Codemasters this morning announced the first details for Overlord 2, a sequel to the Xbox 360 and PS3 game that is scheduled to ship for those same two systems in 2009.
In Overlord II, a new Overlord and a more powerful army of Minions will take on an entire empire inspired by the rise of the Roman Empire. As the Glorious Empire conquers kingdoms and destroys all signs of magic, players will be required to “send in the horde.”
The Minions, which were arguably the best part of the original Overlord, will be smarter, deadlier — and supposedly funnier — this time around. The Minions will also see improved AI to help them fight large-scale battles using an improved pack mentality.
Overlord 2 will also have destructible environments, so those packs of Minions will be able to wreck buildings and scenery.
In addition, Minions will be able to mount up and ride wolves and other magical creatures around the landscape and take them into battle.
Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2009, Overlord II is now in development at Triumph Studios. A PC version is also in the works.