Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RTS

Company of Heroes 2 getting map editor, maps, more next week

Sega will be releasing a free update for Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 next week. The studio announced that the pack, Turning Point, will go live on November 12 and include the World Builder multiplayer map editor, two new multiplayer maps (Rails and Metal, Lazur Factory), public chat lobbies, and two new multiplayer commanders for each faction. Relic will be demoing the new maps on their Twitch TV channel tomorrow, and the World Builder on the following day.

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Eugen reveals Wargame Red Dragon with new screens, details

Wargame Red Dragon (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eugen Systems is taking their Wargame series into Asia with their next release, Red Dragon. The upcoming real-time strategy title will be set between 1975 and 1991 and feature five new nations, including China and North Korea, as well as an increased emphasis on naval and amphibious units. Over 450 new units are planned, along with a new single-player campaign and multiplayer battles with support for up to 20 players. Three new screens were released to give a glimpse at what virtual generals can look forward to.

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Case Blue DLC now available for Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) Case Blue DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Company of Heroes 2 received its first Theater of War single-player and co-op content update, Case Blue. Available today on Steam, the mini-pack features a campaign based on a real German operation undertaken on the Eastern Front in 1942 that includes two new solo challenges, two new AI battles, and a new co-op scenario. Two free maps are also being released in a new patch to support the release of Case Blue: Rostov, a large-scale map for up to six players, and Kharkov, a smaller map with a focus on close-quarters fighting.

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(PC Review) Divinity: Dragon Commander

(PC Review) Divinity: Dragon Commander

“… many wonderful ideas that are too frequently unevenly executed.”

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Ready the troops, Wargame: AirLand Battle launches online

Eugen Systems will not be happy until the world burns. After escalating the Cold War to the brink of World War III, they are at it again with the release of Wargame AirLand Battle. The follow-up to European Escalation sports more than 800 units, support for up to 20 players in multiplayer, and a new dynamic campaign.

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Nordic Games acquires Darksiders, Red Faction, Titan Quest, more

Darksiders II (360, PC, PS3) Summer Promo Announcement - Screenshot 2

Nordic Games snatched up some properties from the recent THQ auction. The Painkiller HD publisher acquired 150-plus SKUs for 4.9 million across all major consoles and PC. Darksiders, Frontlines, Full Spectrum Warrior, Juiced, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Stuntman, Supreme Commander, and Titan Quest are slated to join the JoWood and Dreamcatcher IPs already in Nordic’s stable. Don’t expect any major moves just yet, as Lars Wingefors, owner and CEO of Nordic Games, stated that they will not “dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles” in regards to how to approach new installments from the acquired IPs.

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(PC Review) Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

(PC Review) Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

“… a great game.”

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 2.0.4 now online

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC) SCW NA Finals Sale Announcement - Screenshot 3

Blizzard is gearing up for the impending release of Heart of the Swarm, the first expansion for StarCraft II, with a new update for Wings of Liberty. The studio has released three videos detailing what’s been changed and added, as well as summaries, included below. Some highlights include new streamlined menu screens, increased privacy options to hide build order and match history, an increase in player party size to 16, and Unranked Play for matchmaking.

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Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection in stores, online

As Command & Conquer turns 17—has it been that long already? I remember PC Gamer teasing a review of the original—EA is celebrating with the release of a new collection compilation, The Ultimate Collection. The $49.99 17-game set includes the base games, sequels, and expansions for the original Command & Conquer line, Red Alert, Renegade, and Generals. All titles have been updated for Windows 7 and Vista.

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Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection announced for PC

Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection (PC) Announcement - Header

Command & Conquer turns 17 this year, and to celebrate, EA has announced a new compilation: The Ultimate Collection. The $49.99 17-game set includes the base games and all expansions and sequels for the original Command & Conquer line, Red Alert, Renegade, and Generals. All titles will be updated for Windows 7 and Vista.

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