While Sony is developing the game, Spike will be responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution for Dark Kingdom in Japan. John Needham, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sony Online Entertainment said: "Spike has a successful track record of publishing games in Japan, and we are pleased to be collaborating with them as we bring the next generation of the Untold Legends franchise to Japan. Based on the positive response that Dark Kingdom received at Tokyo Gaming Show last year, we are confident that it will be a good fit in this market."
Yeah, I know, enough with the officials, let's hear some facts about the game. All right. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom is an epic action-RPG that delivers all-new graphical detail in high-definition, dynamic visual effects using the unique cell processing of the PS3 system bringing a heart-pounding creature combat featuring physics-based gameplay for a more deeper RPG experience.
Players can choose from one of three mystical characters with which they will be able to unlock spells and abilities, and collect one-of-a-kind weapons, armor and other goodies throughout the game. Also, massive interaction with the surrounding environment will give players the ability to explore vast environments and defeat enemies in different ways.
Mitsutoshi Sakurai, C.E.O. of Spike proudly added a few words concerning their successful collaboration with SOE: "It is an honor to publish Untold Legends Dark Kingdom in Japan. We hope that this will be the start of a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between our companies."
Other next-gen features include support for high-definition formats up to 720p, a dynamic particle system, cinematic story-telling, digital surround sound, high-resolution textures and detailed character models. For the epic storyline of Dark Kingdom, SOE took on board renowned fantasy author Keith Baker, writer of several best-selling Dungeons and Dragons novels. A release date hasn't been set yet, nor any info about the place to find it, so we'll just have to wait for some more official mumbo jumbo.