At its Digital Days event, which took place in Europe yesterday, Spartacus Legends publisher Ubisoft announced the title will be free to play on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The game will feature in-game purchases, but you won't be able to purchase your way to victory, as certain transactions can only be made by players with a certain level of "fame".
The game, which will also boast an offline versus mode in addition to online competition, will be released in early 2013.
Ubisoft also announced a free-to-play title for PC, vividly titled The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot. That will also launch in 2013.