Ghostfire Games has announced an autumn release for WiiWare game Rage of the Gladiator.
This is a first-person fantasy brawler with combat "inspired by some of the best ideas from games such as 1980s Punch Out", the website claims.
There's a combo system inspired by God of War too, we're told, plus music inspired by the film 300, cut-scenes inspired by Final Fantasy and skill-tree advancement inspired by Diablo and World of Warcraft.
You are Gracius, a gladiator equipped with magical hammer and "trusty shield" who must battle through boss after boss until eventually victorious. Enemies range from minotaurs to floaty eyes to lion-things with flappy necks and eye limbs.
There are a couple of game modes but no multiplayer, and a price has yet to be set.