SEGA Announce Stormrise
Written Thursday, July 10, 2008 By Dan WebbView author's profile
SEGA today announced that they will team up with the Australian branch of The Creative Assembly to bring you Stormrise.
Stormrise, a real time strategy, hopes to redefine the genre by taking the RTS to a new level. You can now "experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point. Stormrise also allows units to be commanded in the air, across rooftops, on the earth’s surface and even underground, this unique idea of “verticality” introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage."
“The Creative Assembly have proven their general leadership in developing RTS games through the award winning ‘Total War’ series on PC”, commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe. “However, Stormrise has been built from the ground up specifically for high def consoles to provide a more intense, frenetic style of game that, coupled with the all new control mechanic, will revolutionise the way RTS games are played.”
The story line as per the press release is as follows:
"Set on a bleak and barren earth, devastated by a catastrophic event centuries ago, Stormrise sees the Echelon and the Sai battling to survive in a hostile and uninhabitable wasteland. Remnants of a superior technological people the Echelon survived the event through self-educed hibernation, whilst the Sai, a more tribal faction, still exist having learnt to adapt to their surroundings and the new environment. Having evolved in vastly different ways, the differences between the two factions have spurred much animosity and hatred between the two races, and the future of the planet is now hanging by a thread…"
It all sounds very innovative and has an experienced team behind it which is all we can ask for at this stage. Stormrise is said to boast a simplistic control system and is slated for a 2009 release. We'll leave you with a few teaser screens.