E3 06: Untold Legends Dark Kingdom - hands-on

PS3: Action-RPG makes a shiny new reappearance

While we've written about it before, GamesRadar got its first real crack at Untold Legends Dark Kingdom today. Continuing in the tradition of the PSP Untold Legends games, Dark Kingdom is a hack-and-slash RPG that will let players cast spells, work as a team or just jam on the attack buttons to make things die.

Theonly able to play as a meaty, hammer-swinging Warrior, we were told that the final game will also enable players to pick from Mage or Scout classes. (The cartoonishly proportioned Brute from early videos of the game is gone, however. It's almost a pity; we'll miss his absurd barrel chest.) In any case, all three characters will be able to cast spells or special attacks; when we tried it with the Warrior, he slammed his giant hammer into the ground and sent out a huge, flamingshockwave that tore a bunch of attacking skeletons to pieces.

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