Next Generation previews Beowulf

At the risk of spoiling the thousand-year-old story: Beowulf fights three monsters, and gets killed by the last one. At first glance, it seems like that might make it a pretty awful idea for a game. Shadow of the Colossus showed that the hoary, tired cliché of the boss battle could actually be done well, but even that featured a few more than three.

It would take a fair amount of ingenuity to turn the limitations of Beowulf's setting into a compelling game experience – but rather than grapple with that precise challenge, Ubisoft's Montpelier-based team have elected instead to expand the setting beyond that detailed in the legend, filling out Beowulf's life with more game-friendly scenarios.

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