Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of a young Roman soldier named Marius who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, Marius leads the Roman army against the barbarian horde, and then discovers that he must return to Rome to find his vengeance.
Fight as a soldier. Lead as a general. Rise as a legend.
The cinematic tells the story of Damocles, a Roman centurion who was betrayed by corrupt Roman generals and left to die on the battlefield, and then returns from the Underworld to exact his revenge.
In “Ryse: Son of Rome,” Marius learns of Damocles’ story when his father gifts him a dagger bearing the centurion’s emblem, shortly before he and the rest of Marius’ family are slain by a group of barbarians who invade their villa. Marius sets out to avenge his family, carrying with him the Damocles dagger. The legend of Domacles will guide Marius on his journey of vengeance.
Fans can learn more about Damocles by checking out the Digital, Interactive Graphic Novel “Ryse: Sword of Damocles”
Ryse: Sword of Damocles features interactive panels which readers can use to unlock redeemable collectibles in the Xbox One game “Ryse: Son of Rome” after it launches. These collectibles provide players with in-game gold that can be used to purchase armor and weapon upgrades, and consumable, giving them an early leg up in the multiplayer aspect of the game.
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