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Tournament of Legends
Developer(s) High Voltage Software
Publisher(s) Sega
Engine Quantum3
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA May 2010
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Media Nintendo optical disc
Input methods Wii Remote and Nunchuk

Tournament of Legends (previously known as Gladiator A.D.) is a fighting video game under development by High Voltage Software for the Wii console.



Tournament of Legends has ten playable characters based on Graeco-Roman mythology. The gameplay is described as a hybrid between traditional fighting games and the alternative puzzle-based gameplay of Punch Out!!. Players gesture using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to initiate horizontal and vertical attacks. Button inputs will allow the character to dodge, block, charge and use special attacks. To win a match, the player must defeat the opponent three times in two 90 second rounds. Breaks will be allowed for fighters to regenerate armor and health.[1]

The game will feature offline split-screen multiplayer. It has been confirmed that there will be no online multiplayer.[2]


An early screenshot of the game
Tournament of Legends went through a radical change in style in February 2010

Tournament of Legends uses an updated version of High Voltage's Quantum3 engine in use in their games The Conduit and The Grinder, which was also presented at E3 2009 alongside Gladiator A.D..

Originally, the visual style of the game was greatly inspired by the film 300, including the use of slow motion during power attacks.[2] The game was aiming for a highly realistic and mature look and contained high amounts of blood and gore, including bloody finishing moves. The game was also set to utilize Nintendo's Wii Motion Plus peripheral.

In February of 2010, it was announced that Gladiator A.D. had secured a publisher, Sega, and had its name changed to Tournament of Legends. The visual style was changed to feature mythological features instead of the highly realistic look the game had originally. The amount of blood and gore was also apparently greatly reduced as the game's look was altered to aim for the ESRB's T rating, rather than the M rating Gladiator A.D. had been aiming for. Wii Motion Plus control was also dropped, inexplicably, and the game can now be played with the Classic Controller.


  1. ^ Thomson, Michael (2010-2-4). "Tournament of Champions Hands-On". IGN (IGN). Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Gladiator A.D. revealed". IGN. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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