Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RTS

Homeworld Remastered Collection intro, HR2 story trailers released

Gearbox has released some additional trailers for Homeworld Remastered Collection. A story trailer for Homeworld 2 Remastered has gone live, which follows last week’s Homeworld Remastered story trailer, as well as an introduction to the series. An Introduction to Homeworld catches new players up to speed and refreshes returning veterans on the games’ mechanics, ship types, and controls.

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GOG.com adds Rogue Squadron 3D, Rebellion, and Empire at War

GOG (PC) Even More LucasArts Releases Announcement - Screenshot 2 (Rogue Squadron 3D)

After adding six LucasArts’ titles to the service on Tuesday, GOG.com has announced that three more games have gone live today and three more will join them on January 27. As for today, the three games that have been added include Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D, Star Wars Rebellion, and Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack. Both Rogue Squadron 3D and Rebellion are making their digital debut. Next week will see the addition of Dark Forces II, Republic Commando, and Starfighter.

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GOG.com adds X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and more

GOG (PC) More LucasArts Releases Announcement - Screenshot 1 (X Wing vs Tie Fighter)

Flight sim fans rejoice! When GOG.com added X-Wing and Tie Fighter to their library, the service noted that there were plans to add more of LucasArts’ popular but neglected catalog to the service in the near future. It seems that those plans are now coming to fruition with the announcement that six Star Wars titles have been added today, several of which are making their long-awaited digital debuts: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If one of your old favorites wasn’t mentioned, fear not, 12 more titles are scheduled to go live over the next ten days.

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Ork pirates incoming! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada announced for PC

Battlefleet Gothic Armada (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Focus Home and Tindalos Interactive have announced a new real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40K universe, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The title is based on a Games Workshop tabletop game of the same name that centers on the Imperial Navy’s Battlefleet Gothic’s struggle against the Chaos Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler for control of the Gothic sector. Players will also be able to command battlefleets made up of Eldar and Ork forces, customized to their liking, with options for weaponry, defense, and support subsystems. Crews will also be persistent, gaining and leveling with each victory. The screens released today are from an early build, but more images and details should be coming in soon.

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Eugen Systems reveals Act of Aggression factions, concept art

Act of Aggression (PC) Details - Screenshot 1

Eugen has released new details about their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The Wargame creator detailed the game’s three playable factions: the high-tech, stealth-focused Cartel; the veteran US Army, who are limited to current technology but can level up in specific roles; and the Chimera, a UNO-funded force that can either specialize in specific roles or be reasonably skilled in all. The studio said it is designing Acts of Aggression to be more accessible than the Wargame series. In addition to more traditional RTS elements, such as resource harvesting and base building, the game will also emphasize maintaining supply lines, holding key locations for extra resources and gathering prisoners, and developing super weapons.

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New Blitzkrieg III trailer shows off destructible objects, environment

Nival has released a new video focused on one of the Blitzkrieg series’ guilty pleasures: destroying stuff. I recall calling down barrage after barrage in the original just to create craters on the battlefield and level towns. The latest trailer for Blitzkrieg III shows a little of what’s in store with the new engine as a tank decides to roll over everything in its path.

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Reinforce the ramparts! Stronghold Crusader 2 delayed three weeks

Stronghold Crusader 2 (PC) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stronghold Crusader 2 is being bumped back from September 2 to September 23. Firefly Studios announced that the real-time strategy title will be given a few more weeks of development time after the closed beta highlighted that some additional time would be needed for “extra polish, optimization and bug fixes,” according to studio creative director Simon Bradbury. Veteran strategy fans will remember Crusader as the spin-off to the original Stronghold, a unique castle-defending strategy title released in 2001, which featured Frank and Saracen forces squaring off in a series of famous encounters, including the Siege of Antioch and the Siege of Jerusalem.

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Kalypso to publish Gaming Mind’s new RTS, Grand Ages: Medieval

Grand Ages Medieval (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has added a new real-time strategy title to their line-up, Gaming Mind Studios’ Grand Ages: Medieval. The game’s official debut will be behind closed doors at this year’s gamescom, but Kalypso did reveal several details. Players will take on the role of a mayor governing a small European settlement in the year 1050. The village sits in a large world, around 30 million square kilometers, within which players can expand their realm and solidify their hold on power by conquering new territories, founding new cities, building trade networks, and researching new technology. Disasters, including fires, droughts, and plagues, will add an element of randomness to keep would-be kings on their toes. Multiplayer will also be supported for up to eight players.

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Company of Heroes 2 DLC and free maps released, original patched

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) CoH Patch and Southern Front DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Relic’s Turning Point campaign to provide additional content for Company of Heroes 2 continues today with the release of the Theater of War pack Southern Fronts as well as a general update. The patch includes bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, two free maps (Hill 331 and Don River), and the ability to upload user-created World Builder maps to Steam’s Workshop. The original Company of Heroes is also being updated with new Steam functionality, such as secure leaderboards and servers for battle and arbitration. More info on the premium drop is available below.

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Eugen pivots to Asia with new Wargame Red Dragon screens

Wargame Red Dragon (PC) November Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Eugen System has released a handful of new screenshots from the next entry in the Wargame series, Red Dragon. According to the release, the images reveal the models for the Z-9A helicopter as well as the HQ-7, Type-95, and Type-63 air-defense units. In addition to 450-plus new units, some of which being the series’ first naval and amphibian units, Red Dragon will also introduce five new nations, including China and North Korea .

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