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More ancient battle goodness

February 12th, 2005 by Troy Goodfellow · No Comments · RTS, Stainless Steel

And so it continues. Stainless Steel Studios, the developer behind Empire Earth and Empires: Dawn of the Modern World have announced Rise and Fall of Civilizations at War.

The ancients gaming trend seems to be continuing strong in spite of the disastrous public reception of Oliver Stone’s Alexander biopic and the dominating presence of Rome: Total War on the gaming landscape.

Judging by the trailer on IGN, it looks a lot like Rome, complete with armored elephants tossing soldiers around like ragdolls. (Question: Why do these games insist on making these historically impractical weapons of war the sword and sandal equivalent of Panzer divisions?). The inclusion of naval combat looks promising, and there is supposed to be a hero based combat system. It will be ahistorical, so look for Alexander and Caesar to go toe to toe in the sands of time.

No release date yet. And they have to finish Empire Earth 2.


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