Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RTS

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

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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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Dungeons 2 launches for Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC

Dungeons 2 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dungeon Lord is getting ready to rip apart a new batch of heroes with the release of Dungeons 2. As with its predecessor, the game combines elements of a dungeon sim and a real-time strategy title, allowing players to build and administer their base while gathering resources in order to build their forces. As the demonic lord, players get to create an army of Orcs with gold gathered by Snots in order to conquer The Overworld by defeating the humans on the surface. There are two factions who have access to 26 different characters, and up to four players get to compete with one another in four different modes.

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US Army showcased in new trailer for Act of Aggression

Eugen has released the first of three faction trailers for Act of Aggression. The debut trailer covers the US Army, a heavy specialized veteran force that isn’t as versatile as the other forces, restricted as they are to current tech, but they have the ability to level up their units. At nearly three minutes, the trailer runs through the pros and cons of choosing the US Army, including their defense’s dependence on constant energy and an armed Humvee that can quickly track down the procedurally generated resources and engage infantry. Next up is the UNO-funded Chimera, followed afterward by the stealthy Cartel.

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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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