This year at E3 I got the opportunity to go behind closed doors with the development team of Deadliest Warrior: The Game. This title is a 2 player 3D fighting game available a downloadable software beginning this July 14th, on Xbox Live Arcade (and on PlayStation 3 shortly after). It’s only 10 bucks and from the hands on time that I had with it at E3, it’s going to be worth it.

Deadliest Warrior: The Game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Welcome to the Deadliest Warrior.

The developers at Spike TV Games worked very closely with the team behind the television show, to bring you the goods in as accurate a way as possible. You’ll get to play as several of the warriors from Season 1 and one yet to be announced fighter from Season 2. In my hands on time with the almost finished build, the graphics were already impressive, the animation was nice, and the cool factor was definitely there.

Deadliest Warrior: The Game - Knight vs. Ninja
Knight vs. Ninja

This title has online tournaments, customizable warriors, unlockable weapons, a ranking system, arcade, and versus mode. The way  the game feels to me is SoulCalibur meets Mortal Kombat and you can see why in the trailer below.  Here's hoping that the final release is a fun one.