Haarlem, The Netherlands– 21 February 2011– Videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive and development studio Ntronium are pleased to report that a Supernova (PC) will occur in the universe of Armada 2526 in April 2011, both enriching and expanding the turn-based space RTS game that was originally released by Iceberg Interactive for PC in June 2010.
Raymond Snippe, Senior Development Manager of Iceberg Interactive:“We are really excited to continue our cooperation with Ntronium on the Armada franchise. The new Supernova add-on, the extra races and overall improvements truly expand the existing Armada Universe beyond its known space. Supernova offers light-years of new gameplay to explore and we are sure that fans of the series will be truly delighted.”
Footage of the Supernova accompanies this press release and can be downloaded at www.iceberg-interactive.com.
“I'm really excited by the release of Supernova. It's a huge expansion with tons of new tech new things to explore, and lots of improvements suggested by fans over the past year. In particular I'm really pleased to have included multi-player support, as Armada 2526 is one of the few grand strategy games whose system is ideally suited for it”, said Bob Smith, Managing Director of Ntronium Games.
Supernova is the first expansion for Armada 2526 and gives you more to explore, more to exploit, two new races to exterminate, and lets you challenge your friends over a local area network, or by email. The exploration side of the game has been greatly enhanced with new types of stars and planets, and a wide variety of special characteristics that a system may possess. There?s a new trade system that lets you build up a trading network, a system for espionage and special operations, many new technologies to research, and lots of new units types.
Iceberg Interactive has set Armada 2526 Supernova to burst into retail stores across Europe in April 2011. Pre-orders are available with free shipping up until the release at the Iceberg Webshop ( http://www.iceberg-shop.com/armada-2526-supernova.html).
Armada 2526 Supernova features
- <*>Two new races to exterminate*> <*>Various new types of stars and planets*> <*>Wide selection of special characteristics that star systems may possess*> <*>New trade system that allows you to build up a trading network*> <*>New espionage and special operations systems*> <*>Many new technologies to research*> <*>Challenge your friends over LAN or by e-mail*>
About Armada 2526
Although the game is complex, and the possible strategies endless, powerful help and advisor features, help you get up to speed quickly. Unlike many games in this genre, Armada 2526 focuses on providing a game that can be finished in a reasonable time, and emphasizes battle and strategy over economic micro-management.
The game consists of two sections. The Star Map is where you run your empire: manage your colonies, deploy your fleets, do research, and conduct diplomacy. It uses a turn based system, so you can take as long as you wish to plan your actions. However, once battle is joined, you switch to the battle module and fight it out in a real-time 3D system that brings to life the beauty and visceral carnage of space combat.
About Shining Pixel Studios
The driving force behind the development, is R.T. Smith (aka Bob) who has been creating strategy and war games for more than 20 years. Most recently he was the project director and lead designer for Medieval 2 Total War, having previously served as designer and programmer on the previous Total War Games. Now owning and operating a development studio from Bangkok Thailand, the crew is focused on creating the„magnus opus? in space strategy: Armada 2526.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive ( http://www.iceberg-interactive.com) is an independent videogame publisher founded by an international group of games industry veterans, that recognises quality games and their audiences. With key offices in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, Iceberg has both a firm footing in, and a firm eye on, the vibrant European games market. We know where the market is headed and we adapt. We have partners everywhere. Hence why Iceberg is a great destination for PC game developers looking to bring their products to market, bricks and mortar or digital. Iceberg is currently among the market leaders for the following PC game genres: simulators, adventure, strategy and MMO/action games.
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