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October Strategy Preview

October 1st, 2007 by Troy Goodfellow · 6 Comments · Preview

The leaves are turning and the shelves are filling.

October 1Seven Kingdoms: Conquest (Enlight)

October 2Democracy (TriSynergy/Positech)

October 5Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare (Battlefront/Fury), Crusader Kings: Deus Vult (Paradox)

October 15History Channel: Great Battles of Rome (CDV/Slitherine), Left Behind: Eternal Forces Expansion Pack (Left Behind Games)

October 16Thrillville: Off the Rails (LucasArts/Frontier), Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East (Ubisoft/Nival)

October 22Escape from Paradise City (Take Two/Sirius)

October 23Zoo Vet 2: Endangered Animals (VU Games/Legacy), Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (Microsoft/Big Huge Games)

October 30Universe at War: Earth Assault (VU Games/Petroglyph)

A couple of titles here have slipped from earlier months. Seven Kingdoms has been missed lots of announced dates, which is never a good sign. Strategic Command 2 and Deus Vult have also missed published estimated targets.

Democracy is the US release of a Positech game that was released online and in the UK a couple of years ago. The developer is the guy behind Kudos and Rock Legend. So it’s not a new game so much as another change for it. I still think it’s worth putting on the list.

The two most anticipated games on this list are towards the end of the month. The Asian Dynasties expansion for Age of Empires III will be a lot of fun. It will have elephants, samurais and banner armies. What could be better? Universe at War is an odd little game that has been described to me as a sci-fi Rise of Legends – three very distinct alien races doing what RTS races do.


6 Comments so far ↓

  • Scott R. Krol

    Universe at War apparently has been moved to January 2008:

    Yay Weapons and Warfare! Hopefully they hit it this time, but since it’s only one guy doing it I can understand if its tardy once more.

  • Luke

    Scott, I’ve seen other blogs claiming that the Universe at War delay only affects Europe. Something related to Sega Europe’s lack of UaW marketing. It’s strange. Based on my time with the (NDA free) beta, the game could really use it. The online performance is terrible and the interface has been somewhat compromised for consoles. And you’re not going to like losing access to automatching and rankings unless you pay $50 a year for Windows Live! Gold.

    But I don’t care that much. I’m honestly more excited for the AoE 3 expansion than any other strategy game in October.

  • Bruce

    “The Asian Dynasties expansion for Age of Empires III will be a lot of fun.”

    You can predict the future?

  • Troy

    “You can predict the future?”

    Of course I can. Can’t you?

  • Krupo

    I’ve dived back into MTW2 with my new GF8800 … and have to finish Bioshock among many other titles. Not to mention replay CoH on the 8800… where will I find the time?