European Xbox 360 version to have new units, maps and MP modes505 Games is working on the Xbox 360 version of Supreme Commander the massive PC hit strategy game and it’ll be landing on European shores later this year… but don’t think this is just a port from the PC because there’s plenty of new stuff for the console player to get into.
The Xbox 360 edition will feature exclusive new units, updated maps and two new multiplayer modes. Players will be able to take the fight online against up to three other players from around the world via Xbox LIVE and a revised, console-specific control interface and HUD will give gamers even more control over their armies.
As with the original, players will control of one of three factions; the Cybran Nation, Aeon Illuminate or United Earth Federation and will lead their chosen faction to victory in the Infinite War. You control each faction’s Armoured Command Unit, a giant mech that excels in construction and combat but whose protection is mission-critical.
Each faction has its own goals, experimental units and back-story as battles rage over land, sea and air, and the command and control system puts the gamer in charge of every aspect of the fight, engaging in titanic land, air and naval battles.
The Strategic Zoom gives the player the flexibility to control the entire theatre of war from an overhead map view and also enables them to zoom right down to ground level, where they can issue orders to single units. 505 Games say the engine can handle a vast number of units on screen and players will need every single one to take down enormous experimental units that can change the tide of battle. The same units, ranging from miniscule to mammoth, will be available in the ranked multiplayer battles.
The Xbox 360 edition will have full support for HD and surround sound later this year.
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