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Mark Newton

How do you make ancient history appealing to kids nowadays? Well, its simple, throw in some Black Sabbath, strip off some clothes and film everything in crazy HDR. At least, that's how 300: Rise of Empire hopes to do it.

The sequel to 's 300, has just sallied forth with a new TV spot which gives us a glimpse at some new footage. Check it out below:


I mean, it's pretty obvious to figure what all that bombastic action was about, but just in case, he's a synopsis:

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.

What do you think? A worthy successor to 300, or a cheap cash-in job? Let us know below.


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