Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RTS

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak story trailer released

Homeworld Deserts of Kharak (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new story trailer has gone live for Blackbird Interactive’s upcoming entry in the Homeworld series, Deserts of Kharak. The video reveals that a mysterious object has been found that is believed capable of saving the desert planet of Kharak, and that an expedition has been formed to find it. The party in search of the object is headed by chief science officer Rachel S’jet, who represents the Coalition of the Northern Kiithid.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada faction trailer highlights Imperial Navy

Battlefleet Gothic Armada (PC) Imperial Trailer - Screenshot 1

Focus Home has released a new faction trailer for Tindalos’ upcoming real-time strategy title Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The latest video covers one of the four navies that are battling for control of Gothic sector, the Imperial fleet. Despite not being the strongest or fastest, the battle-hardened ships have become adaptable to most situations, with their void shields, thick armor, torpedoes, and Nova cannon. Broadside Macro cannons and Lance batteries round out the arsenal, and if all else fails, the ships can use their hefty hulls to ram their enemies.

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Console version of Grand Ages: Medieval gets new features, units

Grand Ages Medieval (PC, PS4) Patch Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PlayStation 4 version of Grand Ages: Medieval received a free update today, Siege & Conquest. The update adds two types of city walls, the Trebuchet Master siege engine, colony ships, pirates, and battle options to have troops retreat or adopt a stance (offensive or defensive). A few of the gameplay changes include scouts receiving additional health points and captured trade routes being more efficient. The entire changelog can be found here, and a video walkthrough of the additions and tweaks can be found below.

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(PC Review) Act of Aggression

(PC Review) Act of Aggression

“… a solid by-the-numbers title that harkens back to the golden age of real-time strategy games.”

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Act of Aggression hitting Steam tomorrow, launch trailer released

Act of Aggression (PC) Launch Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eugen Systems has rolled out the launch trailer for Act of Aggression. Scheduled to launch tomorrow for PC, the real-time strategy game will feature three factions vying for global dominance. The US Army, Chimera, and Cartel will need to build bases, harvest resources, set up supply lines, and research new technologies in a callback to the real-time strategy titles of yesteryear. The campaign features two converging storylines, one for the Chimera and the other for the Cartel, while multiplayer supports skirmishes against the AI and up to eight players (four versus four online). The game is currently 15% off on Steam.

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gamescom – Microsoft: Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct S3, DVR, more

Xbox One (System) Killer Instinct Season 3 Gamescom- Screenshot 4

Microsoft made a number of announcements at this year’s gamescom. A few of which include the reveal of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10, currently in development at Creative Assembly, Killer Instinct Season 3, and the addition of Shadow Complex to the backwards compatibility preview program. Speaking of which, Microsoft plans to have up to 100 Xbox 360 titles supported by the November launch. Other announcements included console bundles for Fifa 16 and Halo 5: Guardians, DVR for Over-the Air TV functionality for Xbox One (a subscription-free service, allowing for streaming and transferring between devices), two Halo 5 wireless controllers ($69.99 each), and a chatpad ($34.99). Details, screens, and movies for the games on display can be found below.

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Act of Aggression’s super weapons revealed in new trailer

Act of Aggression (PC) Faction Trailer - Screenshot 4

Eugen Systems has released a new trailer for their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The video highlights the various super weapons used by two of the three factions. These are the top-tier weapons that are accessible during the end game, when it’s time to launch those final assaults, whether to wipe out the enemy’s remaining units or to devastate their teetering economy. The US Army has access to the Peacekeeper missile silo and its offense-oriented LGM-118 and the MIM-104 Patriot launcher for defense, while the Chimera has the Omega Blitzer for offense and the mobile Antey for defense. Specifics on the Cartel’s super weapons will have to wait until this year’s Gamescom.

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Grand Ages: Medieval announced for PS4, launching September 26

Grand Ages Medieval (PC, PS4) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PlayStation 4 is getting its first grand strategy title later this summer with the release of Grand Ages: Medieval. Set in 1050 A.D., during the High Middle Ages, players must lead their small settlement to domination by gathering resources, establishing trade routes, founding cities, researching technology, and negotiating with neighbors. Players will also have to train and equip an army to go to war to protect their holdings and expand their domain. A single-player campaign will span decades, while multiplayer will allow eight would-be rulers to square off and a free play mode will offer the chance to customize the rules. Kalypso has also released a nearly seven-minute-long how-to video, posted below, showing the game in action.

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Act of Aggression slated for Sept. release, new faction trailer out

Act of Aggression (PC) Faction Trailer - Screenshot 1

Eugen Systems has released a new faction trailer for their upcoming strategy title Act of Aggression. The Chimera is highlighted in the new video, a UNO-funded task force that is designed around being prepared for any situation by having multipurpose or specialized units who’ve been upgraded for specific roles. The US Army was featured in a previous trailer, while the final group, the Cartel, a stealth-focused private military company, is up soon. Eugen has also announced that the game will be available this September.

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Chaos Black Crusade appears in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada screens

Battlefleet Gothic Armada (PC) June Media 1 - Screenshot 1

Tindalos has released new screenshots from their upcoming digital adaptation of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The game takes place during the Gothic War, as the Imperium battles the traitor Abaddon the Despoiler after Chaos launches surprise attacks against the empire’s naval bases. The screenshots showcase the Chaos Black Crusade, which consists of everything from small raiders to Abbadon’s capital ship, The Planet Killer.

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