Fight for Gold, Glory in October When Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor Sieges Steam
Train, Equip Ancient Gladiators Then Send Them into Hand-to-Hand Combat
VALLETTA, Malta – Sept 23, 2015 – Death or Glory! Dorado Games invites gamers to step into the Coliseum for the ultimate gladiatorial battle with Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor, forged for a Steam release in October for Windows PC.
A real-time action online game set in ancient Rome, Dorado Games’ true-to-history title gives players the chance to select warriors, equip them with hundreds of weapons and armor pieces, train them for the ring then send them into one-on-one combat against other players.
Featuring class based fighters capable of using more than 60 combat skills, Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor focuses on strategic management, fighter development and combat. Set against ancient real-world arenas, players are given an authentic look at what occurred in the life of a gladiator.
“Gladiators in ancient Rome have been a popular theme in all media, but the majority of attempts have focused on the blood sport in a fictional scenario,” said Nick Porsche, managing director, Dorado Games. “Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor takes a historically accurate look at the entire experience, not just in the arena, while simultaneously delivering a fun and engrossing tactical online experience with plenty of action.”
Gameplay begins at a dynamic online slave auction where players scout warriors to assess their potential and bid against one another. After fighters are acquired, they must train to level up one of four classes based on historically famous gladiators. Players can hire doctors to speed up their recovery, courtesans to boost their morale, along with many other professions to add to their team.
Before battling for gold and glory each gladiator must be equipped with a piece of armor and a weapon. There are more than 600 items for use in battle based on classical designs. Once armed, warriors will be ready to enter one of three amphitheaters modeled after ancient Roman gladiator arenas.
In the fighting pits it is a battle of life and death. Gladiators that perish in combat disappear from players’ ranks, giving the game roguelike elements. Players assume the role of a coach who provides direction to their fighters; commanding them to use more than 60 skills. These skills are broken down into three categories: offensive, passive and tactical abilities.
Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor was Greenlit by the Steam community. The free-to-play game will also feature a more involved and action packed combat style compared to the earlier betas, in line with player requests.
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Here is the announcement trailer:
About Dorado Games
Dorado Games is an indie studio comprised of ten industry veterans whose individual resumes cite more than 60 games, most notably the Battlefield, Civilization and Wolfenstein franchises.
Dorado Games, established in 2007, is now focused on working on their own online multiplayer projects.
Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor is slated for a Steam release in October for Windows PC.
Source: Press Release