Ubisoft announced that developer Kung Fu Factory’s upcoming XBLA game Spartacus Legends will be free to play. This marks the first third party game to be released as free to play under the new XBLA free to play pilot program. It offers visceral, combo centric combat where death of a gladiator is permanent. Outside of intense combat, players will be able to train, equip, and manage their band of warriors to ensure their combat unit is the deadliest among competitors. Spartacus Legends will be released simultaneously on XBLA and PSN in Q1 2013.