If you're not up for watching the huge Russia/Canada Olympic hockey match tonight you might want to spend some quality time with the demo of Supreme Commander 2
which is now available
on Steam. The 1.6 GB demo contains two tutorial levels as well as two missions from the final game.
I'm kind of stocked about the game (if you're wondering why check out the interview
I did last month) and the demo is already downloading to my PC as a write this. I will hopefully have some impressions up tomorrow.
FIRST-LOOK DEMO OF SUPREME COMMANDER 2 NOW AVAILABLE
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 installment 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 traveling 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: http://store.steampowered.com/app/40140/.
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.
About SUPREME COMMANDER 2:
Set 25 years after the end of the Infinite War, SUPREME COMMANDER 2 starts with the galaxy reeling from the recent assassination of the newly elected president of the fragile Colonial Defense Coalition. The members of the Coalition – the United Earth Federation, The Illuminate and the Cybran Nation –blame each other, and the early rumbles of war can be heard throughout the galaxy.
* Take on the role of three enigmatic commanders; former friends from each of the unique factions -- The United Earth Federation (UEF), The Illuminate and the Cybran Nation -- who get dragged into a conflict of galactic consequences
* Explore a rich, character-driven single-player game which spans over 18 missions and delivers a new level of emotional connection to the RTS genre, or take the battle online for an exhilarating multi-player experience
* Fight action-packed battles on a massive scale, waging war with enormous land, air and naval units in visually spectacular environments, brought to life by all-new rendering technology and a true evolution of RTS controls on both platforms
* Upgrade and customize armies with new weapons and technology and deploy them instantly on the battlefield, turning a base-level tank into a high-powered, multi-barreled, anti-aircraft-sporting multipurpose battle unit
* Deploy wild experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any given moment. Experience a streamlined economy and redesigned UI that put the focus squarely on combat, battlefield tactics and high-level strategic decision making, and give improved player feedback in Strategic Zoom view