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'Dominions III' Announced

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2004 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT

Hardcore strategy gamers around the world should begin to stock up on massive amounts of caffeine and sugar laden food and beverages, for 2005 looks to be the Year of Insomnia. It is with great pleasure that upon this day Shrapnel Games and Illwinter Game Design would like to announce that work has begun on Dominions III, the direct sequel to the multi-award winning Dominions II: The Ascension Wars.

Dominions III will build on the foundation of greatness laid out in Dominions II, taking an already proven formula of addictive strategic gameplay and enhancing it in many ways. Some of these changes come directly from the input of the wonderful worldwide Dominions community, while others spring straight from the gaming genius minds of Illwinter.

Here is but a taste of what to expect from Dominions III:

  • Several new nations, which in turn will increase the number of possible players to create some truly epic wars of ascension.
  • A brand new interface making it even easier to simply jump in and play.
  • A random map generator for endless game possibilities.
  • New battlefield backgrounds.
  • Many more exciting features!

Come now, you didn't really expect us to detail everything? Anticipation is a fantastic feeling, yes? As work progresses on Dominions III and the feature list becomes more solidified expect to see more features revealed, many of which will bring great joy to Dominions II players.

"Dominions III will be an excellent fusion of proven ideas and awesome new features, many taken directly from gamers whose passion for Dominions II is amazing," Tim Brooks, President and Founder of Shrapnel Games, commented. "This will be an evolutionary title that will give the faithful thousands upon thousands more hours of the unparalleled intense fantasy gaming they've come to enjoy with Dominions II."

While the current release date is "when it's done", gamers should expect to see Dominions III ascend in late 2005 if all goes well. Like Dominions II: The Ascension Wars, Dominions III will be available on a wide range of popular operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Solaris will no longer be supported.

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