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Armada 2526: Supernova

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Developer: Ntronium Games
Release Date: April 15, 2011

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'Armada 2526: Supernova' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2011 @ 2:44 p.m. PST

Supernova is the first expansion for Armada 2526 and gives you more to explore, more to exploit, two new races to exterminate, and lets you challenge your friends over a local area network, or by email.

The exploration side of the game has been greatly enhanced with new  types of stars and planets, and a wide variety of special characteristics that a system may possess. There’s a new trade system that lets you build up a trading network, a system for espionage and special operations, many new technologies to research, and lots of new units types.

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.

Raymond Snippe, Senior Development Manager of Iceberg Interactive: “We are really excited to continue our cooperation with Ntronium on the Armada franchise. The new Supernova add-on, the extra races and overall improvements truly expand the existing Armada Universe beyond its known space. Supernova offers light-years of new gameplay to explore and we are sure that fans of the series will be truly delighted.”

“I'm really excited by the release of Supernova. It's a huge expansion with tons of new tech new things to explore, and lots of improvements suggested by fans over the past year. In particular I'm really pleased to have included multi-player support, as Armada 2526 is one of the few grand strategy games whose system is ideally suited for it”, said Bob Smith, Managing Director of Ntronium Games.

Pre-orders are available with free shipping up until the release at the Iceberg Webshop.

Key features

  • Two new races to exterminate
  • Various new types of stars and planets
  • Wide selection of special characteristics that star systems may possess
  • New trade system that allows you to build up a trading network
  • New espionage and special operations systems
  • Many new technologies to research
  • Challenge your friends over LAN or by e-mail

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