Source: SciFi Wire
Midway Games announced that it has secured the U.S. and Canadian publishing rights for Earth 2160, the highly anticipated sequel to the top-selling and critically acclaimed Earth series of real-time strategy titles. The game is scheduled to be published in the United States and Canada this November for the PC.
Developed by Reality Pump Studios, Earth 2160 sees conflict arise as the remnants of the Eurasian Dynasty, Lunar Corporation and United Civilized States terraform Mars following Earth’s destruction. As the civilizations independently rebuild, a group of imprisoned alien renegades is awakened from suspended animation. The groups must either battle it out or band together as they try to survive the new alien threat, the company said.
Earth 2160 will make use of the latest pixel and vertex shaders, giving the game a look and feel that is well ahead of other RTS titles running on more traditional graphics engines, the company said.
In addition to standard RTS features such as resource acquisition, base building and destruction of enemy bases, Earth 2160 also allows players to play adventure-style missions. Modular construction allows players to customize buildings and units, creating virtually limitless ways for players to wage war. Virtual agents are available to assist the player in specific tasks on the battlefield or to act as managers dealing with construction, resources or research, letting the player concentrate on other aspects of the game for an experience tailored to the individual gamer’s style.