Spartacus Legends, Ubisoft's free-to-play gladiatorial combat game, will launch on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next week. While the Xbox Live Arcade launch will be worldwide, launch dates for PSN in Europe, Asia and Japan are forthcoming.

The Kung Fu Factory-developed game chose the free-to-play route late last year and is based on the Starz television show. Players manage a stable of fighters and control their progress through each battle in the colosseum – death is permanent.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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