The debut trailer for Clan of Champions has finally arrived alongside the official splash site, and the first batch of violent screenshots. Picked up by publisher NIS America, Clan of Champions is developed by Acquire, who are most well known for their Tenchu, Way of the Samurai and Shinobido series.
Clan of Champions takes after its PSP predecessor Gladiator Begins, featuring similar gameplay, but with a vast range of customization options. There are three different races, 200 unique weapons and armour, ten customize-able body parts, and over ten thousand character customization options. Not to mention both single-player and multi-player modes where champions can gather online to duke it out in a 3-v-3 team fight, or co-operatively to clear missions.
Part of the Gladiator series, you can expect a deep and punishing, yet rewarding, combat system where strategy, and exploiting weaknesses, is just as important as beating the living daylights out of your opponent.
Clan of Champions is slated for a Spring 2012 release. That's soon. It'll be available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC via Steam.