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Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Triumph Studios

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Codemasters GC 2007 Lineup Reveals 'Overlord' Split-Screen Update

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT

In the game’s seriously warped fantasy world, players will become the Overlord and get first-hand experience of how “absolute power corrupts absolutely". You could be a regular run-of-the-mill Overlord. However, with incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil-minded impish critters, the Minions, on hand to do your bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be wonderfully despotic?!

“Everyone within Codemasters is extremely excited to have both Clive Barker’s Jericho and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty playable at this year’s Games Convention in Leipzig,” states Rod Cousens, CEO, Codemasters.

“We have very high hopes for both titles and, as we continue to increase Codemasters growing presence, we recognise the significance of allowing our fans and consumers to get an early taste of what’s to come, and this year’s Games Convention in Germany is the perfect opportunity to do so.”

Codemasters’ Games Convention 2007 Lineup:

Clive Barker’s Jericho

The terrifying squad-based horror FPS based on an original concept by the master mythmaker, Clive Barker’s Jericho will receive its European consumer playable premiere at Games Convention 2007. Already hotly tipped as a key videogame this fall, and included in’s Top 10 Best Games of E3 2007 awards, Clive Barker’s Jericho will take players on a journey through hellish locations and slices of time combating gruesome and twisted enemies from the mind of Clive Barker.

Clive Barker’s Jericho is coming this autumn for the PS3, the Xbox 360 and PC.

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

Games Convention 2007 will mark the first time ever that gamers will be able to go hands on with Turning Point™: Fall of Liberty, the epic alternate-reality World War II shooter from Spark Unlimited.

Set in 1953, amidst an alternate WWII reality, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty opens as Nazi forces launch a decimating attack on New York. At Leizpig, gamers will be able to hands-on and play through the game’s moving, action-packed portion of the initial invasion. With Nazi battleships taking the harbour, monstrous Zeppelins filling the skies, jet powered aircraft executing bombing runs, and armed paratroopers descending to the city streets taking New York block by block, players will be overwhelmed with the will to survive and the determination to defend with this new take on WWII shooters.


Revealing new content for Overlord, Codemasters’ hit action adventure that enables players to explore their more despotic side, gamers will be able to go head to head with an all-new split screen multiplayer mode. The mode is soon to be available as a free content download for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live® Marketplace.

The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, Overlord is all about being ruthless and determined as players pillage lands, conquer kingdoms and rise to be proclaimed the new all-powerful Overlord, ably assisted by a horde of loyal but lethal minions.

The free content update will provide the option to play split screen on all existing multiplayer maps. Overlord is out now for PC and Xbox 360.

Colin McRae: DiRT

Already a best-seller on Xbox 360 and PC, Games Convention 2007 will be the first place for gamers to test drive the PS3 edition of Colin McRae: DiRT. Set to launch this September for the PS3, Colin McRae: DIRT takes traditional rally and turns it into an exhilarating cavalcade of mud splattering, gravel churning, handbrake turning, off-road race events.

As the evolution of the world’s grittiest racing game series, the car handling is sublime, the physics system thrillingly accurate and the damage effects are devastating. Dirty up at

Lotr Online: Shadows of Angmar - Book 10: The City of the Kings

The dedicated Codemasters Online area will feature the playable first look at Book 10: The City of the Kings, the second free update for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, the award-winning MMO from Turbine, Inc. Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer, will host exclusive presentations of Book 10 at 12.00 and 14.30 on Thursday, August 23rd and 17.00 on Friday, August 24th. The area will also feature community activity including a series of Monster Play events.

Codemasters Online will be showing new signing "Fury" on the OnlineWelten stand, located in Hall 4 B01. The development team and Codemasters Online team will be there to host the first European look at the title.

For all this and more, be sure to visit the Codemasters booth (Hall 4, F01) at Games Convention 2007 in Leipzig, Germany, running August 23rd – 26th, 2007

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