Blood & Glory: Legend
The original Blood & Glory was a cool Infinity Blade-inspired fighter that attempted to recreate the brutal gladiator battles of ancient Rome. Turns out, Glu Mobile had even bigger plans for it, as the studio transformed what appeared to be a one-off title into a franchise with the intriguing sequel, Blood & Glory: Legend. The result is a game that will feel instantly familiar to those who played the original, but as we've learned, a handful of new features should make it a more unique hack-and-slash experience.
The first thing that jumps out is the inclusion of a story, spearheaded by novelist James Frey' Full Fathom Five publishing company. Glu didn't want players to step into the sandals of some nameless meat sack, and set out to create a gripping narrative that inspires them to keep spilling blood. From there, gamers can look forward to a virtual map that displays their progression throughout the whole experience. It would appear that both of these additions may go a long way to giving Blood & Glory: Legend much-needed personality normally reserved for premium titles.
As for the actual game, users can expect new fighting styles and attacks, including an all-new set of deadly maneuvers called Glorious Strikes. They'll apparently need that and more to combat the myriad of adversaries in this game, a group of misfits that includes a giant, a towering behemoth that makes the hero look miniscule by comparison.
Keeping with the theme of more variety, Blood & Glory: Legend will come with a more visually stimulating mix of arenas chock full of eye candy, complete with water, mountains and fortresses in the background.
This should all combine to form another thrilling free-to-play effort from Glu, but of course, we'll reserve judgment until we get a chance to play this promising effort. That said, expect to see Blood & Glory: Legend appear on iOS and Android later this week.