Ubisoft announces Spartacus Legends for consoles

Game will offer gladiatorial arena battles inspired by US TV show Spartacus

Ubisoft has announced Spartacus Legends, a new fighting game inspired by US TV show Spartacus.


Set to launch on consoles early next year, it's billed as a "unique gaming experience based on popular characters from the international hit series" produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, and distributed by Starz Entertainment.

"Gamers will experience primeval gladiator moments, from training inside the ludus to brutal battles in the arena, all while striving to become a legend," reads the press release.

"Featuring thousands of ruthless weapon combinations and a robust skill system, Spartacus Legends delivers a variety of tools for gamers to customize their gladiators and dismember their foes.

"Gamers will be able to fight as Spartacus, Crixus or one of their own created gladiators as they battle with friends offline or in online multiplayer to join the ranks on the worldwide leaderboards."