Atari and Namco Bandai are teaming up to bring PS2 fighter Saint Seiya: The Hades to Europe later this year.

Based on the manga series of the same name, the game sees the Spectres - who have been kept at bay by Athena for a whole 243 years - reclaiming their powers following the awakening of Hades. It's your job to "do battle with the supreme commander of Hell and his armies to overcome the impending devastation", which sounds fun.

You can expect loads of enhancements to the fighting system, along with "technically dazzling rapid-fire battles" in a huge arena. There are plenty more range attacks, counter-moves and combos to choose from, and "the fighting has been tuned throughout to give the player fiercely dynamic battles where one right or wrong move can have catastrophic effects."

What's more, the Cosmo system has been improved, so you can use a whole host of new special attacks to take out your opponents.

Saint Seiya: The Hades is out in the autumn - in the meantime, here are some screenshots.

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