345 Games, the video game arm of Comedy Central and Spike TV, announced a new project today. Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat, a so-called "game/TV show hybrid," will arrive in December on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Ancient Combat combines the downloadable titles Deadliest Warrior: The Game and Deadliest Warrior: Legends into one title. You'll have access to all the characters and weapons in each game. All the DLC characters and weapons released are also included.
Combat also features some new game content. A Graveyard arena is included, as well as 30 new weapons for Legends characters. For example, William Wallace can now wield a Lochaber Axe, Sun Tzu will get a Monk's Spade, and Shaka Zula can arm himself with a Tsonga Battle Axe.
345 is also working to make the game a more direct promotion of the show. Ancient Combat's disc will have never-before-released episodes from all three seasons of the show. No details were revealed on these bonus episodes.
The press release states that Combat is "fully compatible for online play with all versions of the game." A 345 Games rep explained to Gaming Blend that Combat owners will be able to play against owners of Deadliest Warrior: Legends or Deadliest Warrior: The Game, depending on what part of Combat they're playing.
Combat will cost $29.99 at North American retailers.