Codemasters’ Cheeky Tweets Hint at an Orc Uprising, and the Return of Overlord

on March 20, 2015 11:00 AM

In a morning that’s abuzz with news of the imminent solar eclipse about to hit, developer Codemasters is using its social media practices for something far more sinister…and hilarious all its own. In this case, it’s the hint that the cult classic strategy series Overlord may be making a return once more.

In a series of tweets from Codemasters that hilariously alludes to today’s imminent solar eclipse, the developer also “dropped” a compelling piece of evidence that all but confirms that a new Overlord title may be on the horizon, featuring a photo of a helmet from the previous games with the hilariously appropriate caption: “Ohhh shi……. RUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!”

If that weren’t enough, the official Overlord Twitter account has also been buzzing this morning with quite a lot of chatter – in this case, it’s because the villainous Minion Master, Gnarl, has taken over the account and been tweeting like crazy this morning, from everything about eating sheep to asking for the definition of what a “#selfie” is. If you needed your morning made, the Gnarl-taken @Overlordgame account is a heck of a way to put a smile on your face.

Stay tuned for more details on a new Overlord title on the horizon – or, if we are about to be taken over by hilariously crude orcs. Whichever comes first.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.