Sunday, 23 May 2010
Sword of the Stars 2
The first game has become something of an obsession between my friends and I. In fact this started much earlier with games like Master Of Orion and it's excellent sequel as well as games like Homeworld and it's even better add-on Cataclysm. In fact Kerberos is made up of ex-employees of Barking Dog Studios who made Cataclysm so it's no surprise that they went on to create their own 4x strategy series.
Sword of the Stars has been a bit of a hit, though possibly not reaching headlines like big FPS games it has an amazing following mainly because Kerberos show a lot of support having supplied many an update as well as 4 expansions.
So when I first explained to my group of 4x playing friends that it was coming out in only a few months (up to a year) they started asking me all kinds of specific questions which, being a games reviewer I should really have known the answer to! So here is what I know so far:
The sequels full name is: Sword of the Stars 2 - The Lords of Winter. It's going to feature all 6 races from the first game and will add a new race called the Suul'Ka who are a mystical race and have, in the past, tampered with the Liir, Zuul and other races. The game will reveal a dark secret that ran through the previous game...ominous!
So there we go, I hope I'm allowed to post the concept art that I have done but I'm sure I'll be told off in good time if not!
If you're a fan of any space strategy games and you've not already played sword of the stars, the complete collection will be out any time soon on GamersGate so look out for it!