Posted on June 12, 2012 AT 06:20pm
Rebellion has come to the stars. Stardock Entertainment announced the release of the most significant expansion to Ironclad Games’ hit real-time strategy game to date. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is a stand-alone expansion that extends the ground-breaking gameplay that made it one of the most popular PC strategy games of all time.
Sins of a Solar Empire combines the best elements of real-time strategy with the depth normally reserved for 4X games. In it, players will take command of one of the many space-faring civilizations that are fighting for their very existence in a vast interstellar war. This conflict will see players colonize planets, battle pirates, research new technologies, conduct trade, use diplomacy and engage in epic battles with massive fleets.
In Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, years of unending conflict have resulted in internal strife within the three warring races – the Trader Emergency Coalition, the Vasari Empire and the Advent Unity. As a result, players can choose to play as a loyalist or rebel faction of the three races, each with their own differing tech trees and ships.
A Sins expansion just wouldn’t be the same without some added firepower at your command and the new Titan class warships definitely fill that need. These massive vessels are entire fleets unto themselves and can unleash destruction across an entire star system with ease. When matched with the additional new corvettes and capital ships, they create a variety of interesting tactical options for players to utilize in their quest for survival and domination.
“Each faction gets their own Titan,” said Wardell. “Seeing one of these behemoths enter a system can be pretty awe-inspiring. It’s a real game changer in the middle of a big multiplayer battle when someone manages to get their Titan into the fray.”
The underlying game engine has also been overhauled to deliver state of the art graphics resulting in breathtaking visuals.
“The combination of being a space-based game with massive scale and the new graphics engine really helps bring home just how epic these battles can be,” said Wardell. “When you see the already massive Kol battleship being overshadowed, literally, by a Titan, it conveys a level of scale that you just can’t get in a non-space game.”
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion can be purchased directly from its home page (www.sinsofasolarempire.com) or via digital distributors including Steam, GameStop PC Downloads, GameFly and others.
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