Have you guys seen this one?
XIII Century: Death or Glory, a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy game play with real-time tactical action (thanks: The Patches Scrolls). Developed by Unicorn Games Studio, the game immerses players in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights and ruthless nomads, a world of courageous deeds and internal wars. As a leader of one of the European nations in the XIII Century, gamers are tasked to test their steel against the neighboring nations and carve their names into history. Among the playable factions are the French, the English, the Germans, the Russians, the Spaniards and others. Gamers have to defend the crown against such nations as the Mongols, the Prussians, the Scotch
Sounds a bit like MTW 1 to me. But looks about as good as MTW2. Sounds like a potential winner :).
More pics here. Looks pretty f.ing awesome to me :).
More goodies here. Sounds better and better.
# Over 30 battles in 5 campaigns. Famous battles that changed the face of medieval Europe: the battle of Bouvines (July 27, 1214), the battle of Falkirk (July 22, 1298), the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (July 16 1212), the battle on the Lake Peipus (April 5, 1242) and many others
# Additionally the game includes several battles, which have never been featured in PC games before, such as the battle of Gelheim (July 2, 1298), battle of Taillebourg (July 22, 1242), etc
# Historical reconstruction. Real conditions of renowned battles such as landscape, time of day and weather conditions are taken into account
# Authentic heraldry of European aristocracy. Over 60 famous historic personalities in the game, including Philip II Augustus, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Edward I, Alexander Nevsky, Daniil Galitsky, Simon de Montfort, William Marshal and many others
# Dozens of unit types: heavy knights, cavalry and foot soldiers, archers, arbalesters, lance knights, darters, axe warriors as well as many others
# National specialty of troops: French knights are unequalled in mounted battles, Welsh archers are experts in forest fighting, Mongolian cavalry is lightning-fast and maneuverable, Italian arbalesters are the best shooters in Europe
# Weapons, arms and equipment of knights are made using historical documents and specifications
# Unique battle system taking into account 80 parameters and characteristics, which allow complete authenticity of medieval battle on the unit level
# State-of-the-art shader graphics with astonishing level of refinement and veracity
If it has strategic multiplayer then I am in heaven. Please let it be true.
< Message edited by marcusm -- 2/10/2008 11:47:35 PM >