Ryse: Son of Rome: death, gladiator co-op and the Colosseum – video

By Stephany Nunneley
30 August 2013 15:04 GMT

Ryse: Son of Rome will contain co-op in which two gladiators can enter the Coliseum and battle an ever-changing rush of enemies. During gamescom, project manager Yannick Boucher showed VG247’s Sam Clay just how deadly it can be. Video is below.

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Players won’t be going in without protection though, as the game gives players the ability to customize their gladiator’s armor, weapons, shields, and consumables.

Each of these items will be earned through victorious combat matches and entertaining the audience – the main purpose of the Colosseum.

The more enemies you slaughter in this arena, the more the audience entertainment meter fills granting you fame.

At the beginning of the video you will also notice the “dynamic tile sets”, which are movable tiles which contain hidden obstacles and scenery. These provide the player with a variety of battle scenarios to keep things both interesting and challenging.

At launch, the game will contain 11 multiplayer maps for you to battle in, and you won’t have much longer to wait – Ryse: Son of Rome is an Xbox One launch title slated for November.

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