Mission-based space strategy game Gemini Wars (PC/Mac ) has gone gold and is now available for pre-order on a multitude of digital download portals and in the Iceberg webshop. The boxed edition of Gemini Wars will be released on 8 June 2012 in various European English speaking territories, while localized versions will be released in the course of June 2012 as well.
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says : “Iceberg Interactive is no stranger to space strategy games, having successfully released ‘4x’ games such as Armada 2526 and Star Ruler and recently having signed up the highly anticipated upcoming games Endless Space and StarDrive. With Gemini Wars, we are bringing space strategy gamers a great looking, more structured strategy gaming experience that still has a lot of ‘4x’ elements, but is focused on a multitude of increasingly challenging missions set in the Gemini universe and a great storyline that develops during the campaign. The game features great voice acting and to top it of, it includes a cool printed comic book set in the Gemini Wars universe!”
The space strategy game “Armada 2526 Gold Edition” for PC has now been released in retail in the UK, Benelux and German speaking territories, as well as via digital download. The Gold Edition contains the deep ‘4x’ turn based space strategy game “Armada 2526”, its official add-on “Supernova”, several additional alien races (making it 18) and the latest updates.
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: “Armada 2526 has been a pleasant success for us since its original release, attracting a large audience of space conquering gamers. With the addition of Supernova the game got even better and really serves up a deep ‘4x’ experience that shouldn’t be missed by strategy enthusiasts. Compiling the Gold Edition was something we felt we owed the many ‘4x’ fans out there.”
About Armada 2526 Gold Edition
Lead one of 18 different alien races to become a mighty pan-galactic empire. Manage your colonies, deploy your fleets and conduct research. Plot your strategy and turn your planets into mighty bastions. Explore new star systems, where you may encounter tachyon storms, psychic plants, primitives or find abandoned alien technology. Diplomacy is of utter importance in being successful. Make pacts and alliances, make threats or ask for favours – and when the time is right, replace diplomacy by space combat and fight it out in real-time 3D. Read more
Stronghold Kingdoms will be giving away hundreds of thousands of presents this Christmas in the great Stronghold Kingdoms Christmas Giveaway.
As a big “Thank You!” to the Kingdoms community, Firefly’s two weeks of Christmas are almost here.
Starting next week players of free-to-play online strategy game Stronghold Kingdoms will be given the chance to win an in-game present every day.
Each day in the run up to Christmas, players will have the chance to win a prize by opening one of nine festive boxes when they login.
Prizes range from rare strategy cards to premium tokens, with a guaranteed win on Christmas Day.
The competition is open to everyone with a Kingdoms account, but it must end on December 26th.
So put on your chain mail, find that oversized Santa hat and get to it!
Aeria Games released new details about Golden Age, its upcoming exclusive browser-based, real-time strategy (RTS) title. At the core of Golden Age is classic, city-building RTS mechanics inspired by true Knights Templar history. Visit the all-new Golden Age Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Aeria.GoldenAge.
Golden Age features a host of expansive role-playing game (RPG) elements, surprisingly in-depth strategy-based warfare, and dozens of instanced dungeons for players. When not fighting other players in the epic Battlefield or conquering pirate encampments for valuable treasures, players must lead armies through challenging instanced dungeons. Players must enter instances by conversing with a non-playable character (NPC) in Sanctum City, Golden Age’s side-scrolling, RPG-style town.
Instanced dungeons in Golden Age allow players to: Read more
Leading videogame publisher, SouthPeak Interactive Corporation and Firefly Studios have today announced that upcoming castle building strategy game Stronghold 3 will be released on PC later this summer. The release window has been pushed back to include a host of great new features that will ensure Stronghold 3 truly is the king of the castle.
“We want to make sure fans get the game they want and deserve,” said Stronghold 3’s designer Simon Bradbury. “Although some may be disappointed the game isn’t coming out as soon as they expected, we’re sure they won’t be disappointed with the new elements we’re adding to the franchise, to make this the best Stronghold yet.”
Since first launching in 2001, the Stronghold series has become one of the most respected in its genre thanks to its mix of precision village building, fast-paced real-time gameplay and dramatic sieges with hundreds of enemies swarming over castles. Stronghold 3 has a keep full of fantastic features – including night time battles, an improved multiplayer, cutting edge physics and a stunning graphics engine – which ensure old and new fans alike experience a gritty slice of medieval life.
To keep up to date with the latest Stronghold 3 news, join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/stronghold3 and for details on SouthPeak’s other products, head to www.southpeakgames.com
505 Games announced today its plans to publish Dawn of Fantasy, an upcoming massively multiplayer online real time strategy (MMORTS) title from developer Reverie World Studios. Set in the massively multiplayer fantasy world of Mythador, complete with its own living economic, trading, development and diplomacy systems, players will have the opportunity to leave their mark on the land’s war-torn history when the game launches on PC globally on June 3, 2011.
Offering a fresh perspective on the fantasy RTS genre, Dawn of Fantasy will deliver a persistent world war experience like none before. Thousands of players building, exploring and fighting together to crush AI controlled strongholds and empires in a rich tapestry of story-driven encounters, all of which builds upon the already weighty single player campaign experience. In a world that continues to trade and evolve even after logging off, players will also test their armies’ constitution in matched head-to-head multiplayer encounters on their road to becoming the biggest city-state in Mythador.
Each of the three different races available to players – elves, men and orcs – offer a radically different playing style based on a carefully balanced system of strengths and weaknesses. With an in-game narrative driven by a dramatic historical background, Dawn of Fantasy will combine rich storytelling with compelling gameplay to provide a strategy experience to appeal to MMO and RTS fans alike. Read more
On December 22, publisher burda:ic will release the biggest patch in the history of the free-to-play online RTS RPG highlight.
Is it Christmas already? Not quite, but the free-to-play game Avalon Heroes will indeed be bringing the big day forward this year – by several days! Fans of the online RTS RPG will receive a superlative update on December 22: two quick-witted heroes, an improved guild system, the game modes “Elimination” and “Deathmatch”, plus many smaller updates, as well as plenty of yuletide spirit. Thus, Avalon Heroes is really cranking it up toward the end of the year, and is sure to have strategists and role-players alike glued to their screens.
Fighting for honor and glory here is just pure enjoyment! The new “reconnect system” being introduced on December 22 for the first time allows hero and game data to be saved, enabling players to reconnect to matches they started previously. The guild system will also be completely overhauled: The “guild war system” in battle mode will allow extra EXP to be collected; the “guild benefit system”, reminiscent of a popular MMO system, holds additional rewards in store for successful guilds. Moreover, there are two brand-new game modes to discover. In “Elimination”, the team still standing after 25 minutes of playing wins. In “Deathmatch”, on the other hand, the aim is to defeat more heroes in a given period of time than the opposing team.
However, no Avalon Heroes update would be complete without new heroes! There is Humbaba, an exemplary melee fighter capable of taking on several enemies at once. Or you might prefer Rukselam, whose HP and defense stats are excellent. Whichever of these two heroes a player might choose, collecting and mastering the skills of these unique heroes is about to become more motivational than ever, as the plaza market is resplendent in white, and new costumes will almost allow certain heroes to pass for Santa Claus on the battlefield.
Avalon Heroes is free to play! The games client is available for free download at www.avalonheroes.alaplaya.net/download.
‘These are my battlefields. And I will fight for my men, for my king and for my country”
Publisher Slitherine’s latest title, HISTORY Great Battles Medieval is now due out at the end of September 2010 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. HISTORY is the leading cable television network offering award-winning non-fiction series and specials that invite viewers to experience the excitement and relevance of history – How, Why, What If…?.
This strategy RPG is the most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created. In these epic encounters players must lead armies through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again. Famous figures like The Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V all take their turn in this epic conflict deploying new weapons and battle tactics that finally left England as an island nation.
With all the knowledge and backing from HISTORY, this strategy RPG is the most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created, claim Slitherine. Each man must stand tall. Each man’s mettle will be tested. But amongst all men there are leaders, there are those who will not be cowed. Can you be that leader? In these epic encounters players must lead armies through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again. Famous figures like The Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V all take their turn in fighting for nationalism deploying new weapons and battle tactics that finally left England as an island nation. Read more
Battlefront.com and 1C Company announced the third title in the Theatre of War series of tactical real-time strategy games: Theatre of War 3 Korea!
This new third title adds a whole new dimension to tactical historical warfare! And we do not only mean the inclusion of helicopters to the modern battlefield, but also the addition of a whole new strategic game mode on top of the tactical simulation engine, bringing your combat experience to a whole new level.
Theatre of War 3 Korea begins where World War II ended. Replay the events of the first hot war of the Cold War era – the Korean War, also known as the Forgotten War! The players are involved in two campaigns, both set in 1950: the North Korean campaign spans June 25 – August 20 and the American campaign from September 15 – October 8.
In this title, and for the very first time in the series, armchair generals can test their skills on an entirely new strategic level as well – the operational game mode allows you to freely move your forces over the entire Korean Peninsula, managing reserves, as well as fuel and ammo supply, and adds whole new dimension to the tactical battles.
The release date for the title has been tentatively announced for Quarter I-2011. The game will be available directly from www.battlefront.com, as usual, as both digital download and in physical form via snail mail.
Three new screenshot galleries are opening today together with the official game website, http://www.battlefront.com/korea. Watch this space for more details, coming soon…
Continuing to improve upon Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi, Paradox Interactive has released a new update that brings numerous refinements to the company’s recently released World War II strategy game expansion.
The patch further enhances the vast AI improvements found in the expansion, brings balance changes to units and weapons, and also improves overall stability. Combined, the changes make it that much easier for players to re-write the history as they lose themselves in their own version of World War II, set their own hidden victory conditions, and manage their allies.
Released in June 2010, Semper Fi marks the first expansion to Hearts of Iron 3, and is available through most major digital distributors, including GamersGate, Impulse and Steam.
Major Changes in 2.03b
- Fixed multiple stability bugs, most related to nations being annexed
- Fixed the missing unit model picture bug
- Fixed the Arcade Mode freeze during “Adapting History”
- Fixed the bug with automated HQs below Theatre level suddenly deciding to defend the whole theatre front
- Convoys should no longer ship either fuel or supplies when none are needed in the area
- AI improvements across the board
For more information and a full list of fixes, visit www.facebook.com/heartsofiron