Spartacus Legends was a free-to-play 3D historical-fantasy weapon-based fighting game developed by Kung Fu Factory and published digitally by Ubisoft for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on June 25, 2013. It was later discontinued on December 22, 2015.
A video game tie-in with the Starz historical-drama television series Spartacus (which is based on the real-life gladiator of the same name), Legends had players controlling a group of gladiators in their ludus (training school) in the gritty ancient Roman city of Capua. Each gladiator had their own unique weapon style (out of a set of eight styles, from the basic sword & shield to a two-handed trident), armor (including helmets, chestplates, and leggings), and perks (granting special situational buffs). Players used these gladiators to fight other gladiators and attempt to conquer all six districts of Capua.
By winning fights, players earned Fame (which is used to level up and unlock new gear to buy, arenas to fight in, and enemies to fight) and silver coins (which is used to purchase new gear, recruit new gladiators, and upgrade the barracks to unlock new gladiator slots). The game also supported microtransactions, as players bought gold coins (with actual money) to purchase higher-level gear, free up a gladiator's perk slot, and purchase better gladiators.
While each gladiator was powerful, they also risked suffering permadeath, as certain losing conditions (such as execution moves in similar vein to Mortal Kombat) caused the gladiator to die and be removed from the game (with the exception of legendary characters, who can be re-bought after some time). Right after the death of a player's gladiator, they had the ability to resurrect that gladiator for a price (which starts off free and grows in silver/gold coins after each death).
Lead actor of the TV series' title character Liam McIntyre lent his likeness and voice and offered "creative feedback" during development as he's an avid gamer himself.