Thursday, July 31, 2003

Slitherine Announces Spartan

Siege castles and assault them when they are weakened. Build city walls armed with catapults and hurl Greek fire onto your enemies, scorching the earth and killing anyone in their path. Huge battles allowing twice as many squads as before (up to 16 per side) on battlefields 4 times the size Enhanced diplomacy options, trade agreements, tributes, spying sabotage & more. Over 100 different nations on a huge campaign map that spans Greece and the ancient near east Loads of great new Greek & Persian units with hundreds of animations New resources, technologies, nations, leaders, units, structures, events, barbarians & more.

Can you unite Greece in time to defy the Great King and his mighty Persian Empire?

Monday, July 28, 2003

Dog Soldiers To Release Norse Raider figure in October 2003

"The success and wealth of this Norse hersir, or chieftain, is evident by his possession of an iron helmet, sword, chain mail shirt and embroidered tunic. An engraved 'Hammer of Thor' pendant marks his devotion to the pre-Christian Nordic gods. His cloak is clasped at the right shoulder with a 'thistle' brooch to keep his sword arm free. His wooden shield with iron boss is painted red and black, the colors of war and death."

Thursday, July 24, 2003

New Model of Roman Coliseum Available

J.S. Schreiber has announced their new catalogue offerings for 2003 and they include a 16" diameter paper model of the Roman Colosseum (they spell it "Coliseum"). The model is available through Paper Models International for only $19.95 plus shipping and handling. There is an order form to print out on their website as the newest catalogue additions have not yet been incorporated into the online ordering system.

Friday, July 18, 2003

Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance

Obviously styled after the Academy Award-winning Ridley Scott film Gladiator, gamers in "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance" play a wrongfully imprisoned warrior forced to become a gladiator and fight for his life again human foes as well as weird lizardmen and skeletons.

This new title from Acclaim Entertainment is scheduled for a September 2003 release.

Paradox Entertainment now shipping Valhalla Chronicles

"Valhalla Chronicles takes players into a mythological Viking world filled with battles and puts them face-to-face with Thor and Loki. Players have the choice of four characters: the fierce and powerful Grim, the catlike and quick-minded Tuva, the young and enthusiastic Hymer, or the burly weapon expert Thorgeir. " - Gamespot

CONAN comes to the PC, X-Box, PS-2, and Game Cube

"Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends." - TDK Mediactive

Paradox Entertainment, developer of Europa Universalis, snags the franchise to develop games based on the popular character, Conan, The Barbarian.

Celts join the Civilizations "AGAINST ROME"

"At the time of the migration of nations there was only one place in the whole of Europe where the Celts could live in freedom: the British Isles or rather those parts of the British Isles that weren't under the command of the Romans.
Celtic nations had already discovered and settled throughout the entire continent at a time when the Roman empire was still a faraway dream and the Teutonic tribes still froze in Scandinavia. They still however had to make way for the foreign powers which invaded their lands, sometimes as part of a plan and sometimes not. After the Romans had first conquered the Gallic and then the Spanish Celtic nations, the fate of the one-time rulers of Europe seemed to be finally sealed.
It was only on the British Isles that some free Celtic nations could stand up for themselves. Knowing that they would never regain their old power, they waited for an opportunity to drag the Roman empire that had dealt them the deadly blow, together down with them to their downfall."

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World

1,000 of the most significant years in history—Rule from 950 AD to 1950 AD, including the Middle Ages, the Gunpowder Age, the Imperial Age, World War I and World War II.
Battle on land, at sea and in air—Create authentic and varied strategies to dominate your opponents with land, sea and air units—from a cavalry charge to firing a broadside shot into an enemy’s sails or a surprise air strike. Cutting edge 3D graphics and the zooming camera give you a general’s view of battle in all its glorious detail, unlike any other RTS.

Available Fall 2003.