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8-Bit Armies

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: SOEDESCO
Developer: Petroglyph
Release Date: Sept. 21, 2018

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'8-Bit Armies' (ALL) Limited Edition Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2019 @ 8:49 a.m. PST

8-Bit Armies is a fast-paced retro Real-Time Strategy game with a colorful, blocky voxel art style.

8-Bit Armies is a tribute to classic RTS games and is suitable for existing fans and new players of the genre seeking a friendly approach to strategy gaming. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, the game is accessible to anyone regardless of experience.

The game is further enhanced with an all-original soundtrack from Command & Conquer music composer Frank Klepacki, which is reminiscent of some of his greatest hits from previous Westwood Studios RTS games.

8-Bit Armies uses a unique and simplified control scheme allowing future generals to quickly control hundreds of units on the brightly colored battlefield. Players can easily collect resources, build up and defend their bases, amass armies of easy to command military units, research devastating superweapons and ultimately crush their opponents!

SOEDESCO announced that the ESRB version of the 8-Bit Armies: Limited Edition launches on February 15th this year, due to local production delays. The European versions of this second edition in SOEDESCO’s Limited Edition program are releasing on February 1st.

The 8-Bit Armies: Limited Edition contains the base game for either PS4, Xbox One or PC, together with a superb selection of collector’s items, in a premium 36,5 x 25,5cm box with gold embossing.

Only 6000 units per platform will be deployed worldwide.

Each box contains the following items:

  • Base game - The epic 8-Bit Armies base game, developed by Petroglyph 
  • Soundtrack Rocking tunes from legendary composer Frank Klepacki
  • Manual Everything you always wanted to know about 8-Bit Armies but were afraid to ask
  • Skull Bandana Exclusive headwear with a skull print, based on one of the 8-Bit units
  • Flag To play a real life round of capture the flag
  • 3 Precious Pins in 8-Bit style, showing three different units
  • Patch that can be applied to any outfit
  • 12 Postage Stamps featuring the iconic characters from the game
  • Papercraft Tank Brush up your DIY skills and create your own tank
  • Dogtag Premium metal tag to wear around your neck
This Limited Edition is the second one SOEDESCO has announced, following the Limited Edition of Owlboy. The Limited Edition program will not be limited to just these two editions though, more announcements will follow soon. All releases in the Limited Edition line have a similar splendid look and feel, yet the contents are always a surprise!

Key Features

  • Jump right in with easy to understand modern military units and structures
  • Play cooperatively or versus the AI choosing from multiple difficulty options
  • Use classic RTS Base-Building mechanics to construct the ultimate HQ from which to attack your foes
  • Explore a variety of locales, destroying everything that gets in your way with devastating superweapons
  • Two campaigns with a total of 40 single-player combat missions for many hours of gameplay
  • Join your friends to play 12 co-op missions against a variety of AI opponents
  • Gather up to 8 online players to team up in one of the dozen multiplayer/skirmish maps

8-Bit Armies is currently available as digital download on PS4, Xbox One and PC


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