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8-Bit Armies to Get Console Release

Petroglyph Games has teamed up with publishers SOEDESCO in order to secure 8-Bit Armies a console release. Both physical and digital versions of the real-time strategy game will be available to purchase sometime this summer, bundled with the ‘Guardians Campaign’ DLC.

Since its inception in 2003, Petroglyph has given us Star Wars: Empire at War, Grey Goo and Universe at War. The team is highly versed in AAA quality titles, boasting many veterans from Westwood Studios.

Their latest RTS is a nod to the early Command & Conquer games. Its accessible mechanics and fun graphics make it a great introduction into the genre for new players whilst being a satisfying return to form for RTS stalwarts. And friendly controller mapping means it has never been easier to build your bases and command your army.

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

We have to admit, there is something about nostalgic-style releases that makes them hard to ignore. And we’re always on the look out for something we can jump in and out of when the big budgets start to take their toll.

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