Rise of Nations
From Brian Reynolds, designer of “Civilization® II” and “Alpha Centauri™”*, comes “Rise of Nations,” combining the epic scope of “Civilization” with the fast-paced action of real-time strategy games. “Rise of Nations” allows players to create new cities, improve their city infrastructure and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers; corner the market on key commodities; and wheel and deal with a wide variety of civilizations. Unlike other historical real-time strategy games, “Rise of Nations” allows the gamer to quickly play from the Stone Age to the modern age.
Availability: Spring 2003
Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs
The original kings of the jungle are taking over the zoo in Microsoft’s newest addition to the “Zoo Tycoon” franchise. “Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs” is a fun and creative expansion pack that works with the existing “Zoo Tycoon” game, allowing players to uncage their imaginations and evolve their zoos with ferocious dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts. From the T - Rex to the Smilodon (saber-toothed cat), players can integrate more than 20 prehistoric beasts into their existing zoos in a quest to build the ultimate zoo. Players’ ability to manage these ferocious creatures while keeping their animals and guests happy will be the difference between their zoos going extinct or the players becoming a zoo tycoon! Dinosaur-themed buildings and attractions, new staff members, and prehistoric objects such as foliage and tar pits are new assets that enable players to create the ultimate zoo, while six new scenarios test zoo management skills. “Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs’” unique and imaginative game elements and the widespread appeal of dinosaurs make this an attractive game for the entire family and players of all ages and skill levels.
Availability: May 2002
Set in a fantastic 1930s world, "Impossible Creatures" is a 3-D, real-time strategy game that pits the player against an evil villain in a desperate campaign across a chain of remote and diverse islands. Using Earth's most formidable animals as building blocks, the player must create an army of genetically-altered mutant monsters in a titanic struggle to protect an unsuspecting world.
Availability: Summer 2002
Combat Flight Simulator 3
"Combat Flight Simulator 3" places players in the position of either a fighter, a ground attack or bomber pilot in the thick of World War II, from 1943 to the end of the war, allowing them to feel the heart-pounding rush of low-to-the-ground air combat over the European countryside. Players can enlist for the U.S. Army Air Force, Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) or the German Luftwaffe as they fly missions revolving around air superiority, close air support and low-altitude tactical bombing.
Availability: Scheduled for fall 2002
Asheron's Call 2
"Asheron's Call 2" is the next generation fantasy MMORPG in which the world dynamically evolves around you. Enter a land devastated by a magical disaster, where the players must rebuild the world. "Asheron's Call 2" features an all-new graphics engine, combat system and dynamic content system to deliver a rich, engaging fantasy world where world-shaking changes sweep you along an epic story-line.
Availability: Next Winter