Announced earlier this month, Beowulf is a third-person action title expected to ship simultaneously with its movie counterpart later this year. In development by the team that brought us Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, the action movie tie-in has something going for it. Hopefully, the game will look as good as these three newly released screenshots.
Players take on the role of a blood-thristy warrior Beowulf who, after having slain a terrifying beast known as Gendril, is presented with the task of ruling the Danish trone. As such, the protagonist has no choice but to protect the realm of Geatland from an incoming invasion of evil forces.
- Delve even deeper into the adventure as gamers will play through 30 years of the Beowulf story not seen in the movie to experience more of Beowulfâ€™s life and mold their own legacy.
- The mystical world of Beowulf comes to life in stunning fashion. Powered by the next evolution of the award-winning YETI technology used to create the critically acclaimed Tom Clancyâ€™s Ghost Recon Advanced WarfighterÂ® and Tom Clancyâ€™s Ghost Recon Advanced WarfighterÂ® 2, Beowulfâ„˘ delivers an unrivalled graphical experience.
- Army of up to 12 thanes to unlock as players increase their heroic experience (by saving thanes, killing giant monsters, etc.).
- Players use the thane army to their advantage by giving orders, assigning positions, tailoring weapons to the situation or enemy and by triggering in-game mechanisms.
- The thane army evolves with upgradeable weapons (swords, mace and spears), skills and abilities.
- Use legacy experience points to gain thanes, replace weapons and upgrade Carnal abilities.
- Carnal Power allows the use of stronger attacks and special weapons. Carnal upgrades include less daze after use and prolonged use of Carnal Fury. But if used too much, there will be grave consequences.
- Dynamic combat system including combos, parries and increasing skills as the player progresses.
- Grab ability allows Beowulf to hold on to walls or climb, as well as fight up close with visceral hand-to-hand combat against enemies and giant monsters.
Beowulf is set for a November release on the Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, and PC.