Supreme Commander 2 to get Spring 2010 release

Square Enix Ltd have announced that “Supreme Commander 2”, created by Gas Powered Games, will be available on the Xbox 360 and on PCs in Spring 2010.

SUPREME COMMANDER 2 is the next installment in the award-winning SUPREME COMMANDER franchise, set 25 years further into the future. Featuring numerous game enhancements, an in-depth campaign mode, online multiplayer and a unique storyline, the game represents a new dimension in RTS gaming.

Boasting intense battles on a massive scale, players will wage war, creating enormous customizable armies and experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any given moment. Assume the role of one of the three enigmatic commanders, each representing a unique faction with a rich story that brings a new level of emotional connection to the RTS genre.

The first “Supreme Commander” was a beast of a game, and was one of few that have prompted me to upgrade hardware on my PC. As far as RTS games go, it promised – and arguably delivered – a scale unprecedented in the genre, and it was a lot of fun to play.

Unfortunately, though it gave a playing experience that you couldn’t – and can’t – get from anywhere else, allowing you to dive into the action, then zoom back out and take a more strategic view, it faltered in the areas that we’re already familiar with, with a limited camera, graphics that looked pretty in isolation but only average during play, and blocky physics that left the player feeling curiously divorced from the more intimate close-play RTSing. It also had frenetic arcade pacing, at odds with the epic battles I was hoping to stage, and a generic star-spanning war setting that meant all of the fighting was between robots rather than soldiers, which helped with that whole emotional distancing thing.

However, these are petty complaints when balanced against the things that the game tried, and got right, and hopefully the second game will refine some of the issues I’ve mentioned out of existence.

And besides, few RTS games allow for close-quarters nuclear weaponry as part of the arsenal!

GS Reporter: Nick!
Source: Official Website

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