Gladius (PS2, XBox, Cube)

Got a peek at a bit of Gladius gameplay footage on this week’s G4TV.COM. Gladius is an RPG focusing on gladitorial combat in a fantasy world. Combat is turn-based, but when doing an attack, there’s a little rhythm game that seems like it determines how effective an attack you pull off. This isn’t exactly a new concept, but it seems to be taken further than it has before. There’s a meter with icons for which button to press, very similar to Parappa the Rappa or DDR. Could be interesting.

Gladius was shown at E3 last year, iirc, and is scheduled for an August release date.

Official site
Gamespy preview
IGN Hand’s on preview