In anticipation of the upcoming release, videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Ntronium Games today announce that the hugely absorbing and deep hybrid ‘4x’ space strategy game “Armada 2526” for PC has been shipped to UK retail. The boxed version of Armada 2526 will be available in UK retail by Friday June 25th 2010 and in other English speaking EU gaming territories next week. The localized versions for Germany and France will be released late August 2010.
Armada 2526 continues the great tradition of space opera games. You guide your race from its first interstellar journeys, until it becomes a mighty galactic empire. Along the way, you’ll explore the galaxy, conduct research, diplomacy and trade, find new colonies, maneuver mighty star fleets, and fight epic battles.
Leading up to the UK release, Iceberg Interactive is revealing interesting information, specifics, characteristics and weapons of each individual race on a daily basis. These useful tips and tricks can be found at the Iceberg website, along with cool competitions and prizes. So, get your degree in space diplomacy with Armada 2526!
To find out more about Armada 2526 and to keep up with the latest news on the game, visit http://www.iceberg-interactive.com.
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.