Warrior Kings Battles site

Empire Interactive has launched the official Warrior Kings Battles website, showcasing this RTS in the works at Black Cactus. The site offers details about the story, features, new screenshots, movies, music, wallpapers, and more. Warrior Kings Battles is scheduled for February 2003.
Story: Many years have passed since Artos brought unity and peace to the lands of Orbis, as told in the events of Warrior Kings. He founded a dynasty that lasted 100 years, but the last Artosian ruler was assassinated by a fanatical zealot, bringing to an end years of stability. The ensuing struggle for power destroyed the fabric of the Empire, and it has collapsed in on itself, wracked by civil war, famine and disease. The Empire'' s death throes sent shockwaves of instability across the world, sucking down neighbouring nations into a terrible whirlpool of cataclysmic ruin. Orbis has been plunged into chaos, and war has raged across the land like the fires of hell. This anarchy has even spread like a plague across the seas to the Empires of the South and East. Everywhere, the Empires, Nations, Kaliphates and Kingdoms of Orbis have collapsed in on themselves, breaking down into Baronies, Provinces and City States, where each man''s hand is set against his brothers in a terrible, bloody battle for survival and supremacy You are the ruler of a small province, the last remnant of a once mighty nation. To survive, you will have to "Conquer or Die!" Description: WARRIOR KINGS: BATTLES maintains the excitement that made Warrior Kings a leading RTS. It is a stand-alone title that adds a new strategic and tactical dimension to the series. WARRIOR KINGS: BATTLES comes complete with a full skirmish mode, boasting a proficiency of computer AI not yet seen in an RTS product. AI Generals build a functioning economy, offensive/defensive armies, correctly control formations, and intelligently probe your defenses, looking for your weak points. AI Diplomacy, a major new feature, makes you think you are playing a human opponent(s), giving a new depth to single and multiplayer internet gaming. For those who like an epic RTS, WARRIOR KINGS: BATTLES has a large strategic Campaign that allows the player to battle through the land of Orbis choosing their own path and defeating a variety of AI generals along the way. Players have to conquer new territories, increase the size of their armies, and gain new technologies before finally capturing the fortress-like city of Telemagna. In addition a new multiplayer battle mode allows players to choose their own armies, and fight them against any combination of human or AI opponents. Unit limits and time limits can be set to give the player full control over the length of game played, as well as Capture the Flag and other fast pace action modes. USPs WARRIOR KINGS: BATTLES™ is the one strategy game to rule them all. An amazing and seemingly-living medieval fantasy world awaits... and to conquer it will take all the cunning, resourcefulness and tactics you can muster. Can YOU craft war and tower above the competition like WARRIOR KINGS: BATTLES™ does? * Unparalleled real-time strategy gaming. Radical 3D technology brings terrain, provinces and cultures alive like no other RTS! * Go your own way: choose the paths of the Imperial church, the Pagan gods or that of Renaissance technology - develop different civilizations, units & abilities. * Use real military tactics with a supreme range of combat tools - select from cavalry, rocket launchers, catapults, spies, war elephants, arch druids, elementals, golems, summoned beings and many more! Strategically use terrain, arms and formations to beat all others * Advanced A.I. opponents probe your defences for weaknesses and seek alliances just like human players – unlike any other strategy game! Play a mix of human opponents and AI Generals, each with their own strategies and personalities * Join fast-paced Valhalla Battles games. Choose your ideal army with re-spawning units, and join in AI or Online battles without needing to build resources * 22 mission campaign game offering over 40 hours of single player gaming * Peerless and comprehensive ways to play includes Skirmish, Internet, Capture The Flag, Siege, Protect Your King and many others...