Ryse: Son of Rome presents a cinematic recreation of the Roman Empire in breathtaking detail, from the northern reaches of Britannia, to the coliseum and the very heart of Rome.
The brutality and intensity of Roman warfare are brought to life in visceral detail, thrusting the player into the chaos of close-quarters combat, where you can see and feel the emotion on your opponent's face.
Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of a young Roman soldier, who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to see revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, he leads the Roman army against the barbarian horde, then discovers that he must return to Rome to find his vengeance.
Rome is synonymous with the Coliseum and its epic gladiatorial battles, and in online MultiPlayer Ryse will plunge you into this brutal world*. Take on the guise of a gladiator and enter the Coliseum to fight side-by-side against an everchanging array of enemies, in dynamic environments, to the roar of thousands of spectators.
* Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately)
With the ability to deep link directly into the campaign and launch from Xbox SmartGlass, players can jump directly into the experience. Game DVR lets you review and share the best experiences from your game directly from your tablet. A context-sensitive achievement and help guide will help you unlock secrets along the way, with tips that are synched to your location and situation**.
* Compatible device with Xbox SmartGlass app and internet required; ISP fees apply.
When in formations, optional voice commands allow you to direct attacks and encourage your troops, while motivational cries can turn the tide of a mass battle by rallying troops or focusing attacks.