Amidst the chaos of the late Roman Empire, become soldier Marius Titus and embark on a perilous campaign to avenge the death of your family and defend the honor of Rome. In Gladiator mode, step into the Colosseum and fight for the glory, spectacle, and entertainment of the crowds. In a story of corruption, struggle, and revenge, Ryse is every hero’s journey in their quest to fulfill their destiny.
Ryse presents a breathtaking cinematic recreation of the Roman Empire and its people, conflicts, and landscapes. It brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail, thrusting you into the chaos of close-quarters combat, where the emotion on the enemy's face can be seen and felt.
Showcasing the possibilities of Xbox One, Ryse lets you manage your character's progress with your mobile or tablet device, record and share your best gameplay moments with friends, and command legions with your voice.
If you purchased the retail version of Ryse: Son of Rome, insert the Blu-ray disc into your console and follow the on-screen prompts. Otherwise, perform a Bing search or browse the game catalog and select Ryse: Son of Rome. Follow the on-screen prompts.
You can change user profiles manually at any time in the dashboard.
Xbox One offers the ability to capture your own game footage—after it occurs.
To view your captured Game Clips, go to the My Clips section of the Upload app. You can keep your Game Clips private or share them publicly with your friends. To edit your Game Clips and record voice-over, search Xbox apps for Upload Studio and follow the on-screen prompts to download and begin editing.
Using the Real Voice technology of Kinect for Xbox One, you can say commands to initiate contextual actions during gameplay.
Look for the on-screen prompts to use these voice commands.
In single player, called Campaign, there are four difficulty modes: Recruit, Soldier, Centurion, and Legendary. Each is successively more challenging. Legendary is unlocked by completing the game in any other difficulty mode.
In multiplayer, called Gladiator, you can play Arena and Round to Round with another player online. You can also team up to take in Survival mode, available in the new Duel of Fates downloadable content.
Join with a fellow Gladiator to face the challenges of the world's most famous fighting arena, the Colosseum. Compete against each other for executions and rack up separate scores. Experience the roar of the crowd as you fight for gold and glory while playing through a series of dynamic environments.
Team up with a fellow Gladiator to face any challenge the Colosseum can throw at you. The winner chooses the next arena environment you'll play.
Fight for your life alongside another Gladiator in Survival mode, now available in the new Duel of Fates downloadable content. Your health is dwindling, and only the satisfaction of killing your enemies can keep you alive. The better the execution, the more your health recovers, but you'll need to keep killing to survive.
Solo offers all players a chance to play a selection of multiplayer maps alone. For an extra challenge, venture into the Colosseum and prove your mettle.
In the main menu, select Hero to bring up customization options for your Gladiator.
Customization options include consumable elixirs, weapons, shields, helmets, upper and lower body armor, gauntlets, and boots. Select an area on the Gladiator screen to see the available options for that gear type. Each item bestows a range of stats on your Gladiator when equipped, including Crowd Bonus, XP Gain, Health Regen, Health Amount, Health Capsules, Focus Gain, Focus Amount, Focus Capsules, Focus Time, and Inventory. Each item's stats are displayed on the Hero screen.
You can equip up to two consumables at a time. Select one of the two Consumables slots on the Hero screen to see available options.
In Gladiator mode, you can spend Gold to customize your character’s weapons and armor, improving performance in battle. The more you play, the higher your Rank, and the better the level of equipment available for purchase. For more information, go to Unlockables > Purchasing.
The mainstay of the Gladiator, Roman swords vary in length, power, and ease of handling—but every sword is capable of dealing vicious damage in the hands of an expert swordsman.
The Roman shield is as fierce a weapon as any sword, dealing blunt-force trauma as well as sharp-edged punishment in close quarters.
The pilum is a medium-range javelin that can pierce armor when thrown with might and skill.
The Scorpio is a powerful artillery weapon capable of savagely obliterating enemies at a distance with great accuracy. Aim your Scorpio at glowing objects such as barrels for even more explosive results.
The more mastery you show in combat, the more items you can unlock to improve your chances in battle.
Executions and Skill Upgrades can be purchased with Gold or Valor; Gladiator weapons, armor, and consumables can be purchased with Gold. You can earn Gold and Valor by playing, or you can purchase Gold in the Xbox store. Once an item is purchased it will appear in your inventory.
Gold can be earned in Gladiator mode or it can be purchased in the Xbox store.
Valor can be earned in Campaign mode. The better you perform in combat, the more Valor you receive.
Skill upgrades improve your character in Campaign and are unlocked according to Title. The more you play, the higher your Title, and the better the skill upgrades that are unlocked and can be purchased using Valor or Gold.
Executions allow you to perform more impressive kills on the battlefield. Executions are purchased with Valor or Gold. When you perform an execution, timing is everything. Timing windows are indicated by a sound, and the enemy is highlighted in the color of the button to be pressed. Pressing the right button at the right time gains you additional rewards. The best timing is "Legendary," and it gives the highest reward.
Execution rewards include increases in Health, Focus, Attack Boost, and XP. In Gladiator, execution rewards are bestowed upon you by the god you choose. In Campaign, rewards can be chosen using . Remember: You must execute enemies to earn the reward!
Collect music, scrolls, vistas, and cinematics in Ryse. Complete the Ryse in-game comic book by collecting chronicles in every level.
Check out Ryse: Sword of Damocles, the three-issue digital interactive graphic novel at www.xbox.com/ryse/comic to collect Gold you can use in the game.
You can adjust audio, camera inversion, and game settings on the Settings screen.
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