Supreme Commander 2 is the latest Real Time Strategy (RTS) game to try and grab the attention of console gamers. A key feture of the original game was the large volume of vehicles and troops you could have at any one time. In fact your army could be so large that you sometimes had to zoom right out for a view that was like a satelite image just to control the battle.
Supreme Commander on the Xbox 360 was released a long time after the PC version and the game itself suffered as a result from being a ported version. This time around Supreme Commander 2 has been developed for both systems from the ground up, so it will be very interesting to see whether the PC version has been crippled due to control restraints of the Xbox 360, and also if we finally have an RTS on the Xbox 360 that comes close to the quality of the great RTS games on the PC. Hopefully the developers has avoided both of these pitfalls and have delivered on their promises.
Watch out for a review of the game in the next couple of week right here on Platformnation.com
Launch Into the Next Dimension of Real-Time Strategy Games
WHAT: Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that it has released a demo for SUPREME COMMANDER® 2. Consumers will get an early taste of the highly anticipated next instalment of the award-winning SUPREME COMMANDER franchise. The demo will be available via STEAM download for the PC version.
Developed by critically-acclaimed developer Gas Powered Games, SUPREME COMMANDER 2 delivers a new level of emotional connection and accessibility to the RTS genre. Set 25 years after SUPREME COMMANDER, this sequel features numerous game enhancements, an in-depth campaign mode, online multiplayer and a unique storyline.
MISSIONS: This riveting, first-look opportunity for consumers will contain two levels of the tutorial as well as two missions for the United Earth Federation (UEF), one of the three factions of the Colonial Defense Coalition.
Strike While Cold
The Cybran invasion force is on the run. Sensors have picked up a number of operational Cybran Mass Extractors off the coast of the Weddell Strait. Players will need to explore the islands in the strait and successfully destroy the extractors.
Features: Naval Battle, Kraken Experimental.
Titans of Industry
After refusing orders and refusing to surrender their Armored Command Unit, players are now public enemy #1 in the UEF. Colonel Rodgers has targeted New Cathedral, a colony where the players’ wife and child reside – they will need to take the most direct route to defend the colony. Unfortunately, that means travelling through the ruins of the Boolon Industrial Complex.
Features: Air and Land Battle, Fatboy 2 Experimental.
WHEN/WHERE: The PC demo is now available via STEAM at:
SUPREME COMMANDER 2 will be available on PC-DVD March 2, 2010 and on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on March 16, 2010.
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