Brutal Combat Comes To Retail April 17 With Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat

The world will never know which one of its most ruthless historical warriors would come out on top in a battle against his peers. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t try to come up with an answer. The Deadliest Warrior, a hit Spike TV show, attempts to do just that during its experimental episodes. With a premise like that, it begs no wonder that two interactive fighting games were developed and released under the same license. Both gore fests were released onto Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network in recent years.

On April 17, 345 Games will be unleashing Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat onto our two high-definition consoles, providing an affordable alternative to the aforementioned download files. Retailing for $29.99, the compilation disc will include both games, in addition to a large amount of extra content:

Brand new Graveyard stage
30 new weapons
All DLC for each game
Cross-play with the games’ digital versions
Exclusive, never-before-released episodes of the show

A pre-order incentive will also be given to those who pre-purchase the title at EB Games/Gamestop. It will come in the form of a DVD, containing two episodes from the hit show; one of which has never appeared on the medium before.


345 Games Combines Downloadable Xbox LIVE® Arcade/PlayStation®Network Titles “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” Together With New Weapons, Fighting Arena And Exclusive TV Show Content Onto One Retail Disc

New York, NY – MARCH 15, 2012 – 345 Games announced today that “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” is coming to North American retailers everywhere on April 17. The disc-based game/TV show hybrid – based on the successful multi-platform Spike TV series “Deadliest Warrior,” which pits two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other in a battle to the death – will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Also, gamers who preorder “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” at GameStop before April 17 will receive an exclusive DVD featuring never-before-released episodes of the hit show.

“Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” combines the wildly popular downloadable console games, “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” in addition to all downloadable content packs, an exclusive new level, 30 new weapons and exclusive TV show content. Fans of the show will be treated to never-before-released episodes from all three seasons.

Notable features include:

The brand new “Graveyard” arena exclusive to “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat”
30 new weapons, including a “Lockbar Axe” for William Wallace, the “Monk’s Spade” for Sun Tzu and a “Tsonga Battle Axe” for Shaka Zulu
Both digital titles and all DLC included for only $29.99
Cross-play with consumers of the original digitally-distributed titles
Never-before-released episodes of the show exclusive to “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat”
Preorder “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” and receive the GameStop exclusive DVD featuring two full episodes of the TV series, including one never before released on DVD!

Do you have what it takes to be the “Deadliest Warrior”? Rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB, “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” will launch on April 17 at a MSRP of $29.99 at North American retailers everywhere. For more information about “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” please visit or follow the game on Facebook at



345 Games, the video game arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, develops products based on the MTV Networks Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands. The first two titles to be released under this label included COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit animated show “Ugly Americans” and Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior.”


Each week on Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior,” episodes pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior. Highly-lauded showdowns include: Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror, Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot, Hannibal vs. Genghis Khan, US Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Force. Check out “Deadliest Warrior” on Facebook

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