Empire at War demo blasting onto GameSpot

Anticipated <i>Star Wars</i>-themed PC RTS wages war next week; single-player sampling features five tutorials, one galactic conquest.

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In space, no one can hear you scream--but that won't stop Star Wars fans from whooping and hollering next week. On Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m. PST, GameSpot will premiere the single-player demo of Star Wars: Empire at War for the PC. The full version will hit retail stores on February 16.

The demo will feature five tutorials that lay down the game mechanics for Empire at War, as well as one galactic conquest mode map to put what gamers have learned to test. A sample of recognizable units will be included in the demo, with the full roster being available next month in the retail version.

In the full version, gamers will be able to play on the side of the Rebellion or Empire, commanding troops in order to topple Darth Vader's evil regime or rule the universe with an iron fist. In addition to stormtroopers, Star Destroyers, and X-Wings, players will deploy some of the films' popular heroes and villains, such as Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo.

Star Wars: Empire at War is being developed by Petroglyph and will be published by LucasArts. More information on the demo is available on GameSpot's Empire at War demo page. For more details on the full game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

54 comments
Cz-100
Cz-100

I'd just like to say that Battlefront sucks. This game looks like it will be pretty sweet. I wonder if it will sell well given the fact that the majority of gamers have their heads stuck up their a**es, How much longer are these people going to be raving on about Battlefront and Halo, seriously?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

looks like a good game, if you like star wars

badbadmirt
badbadmirt

Finally!I hope it will be as good as they say(or even better)!I can't wait to buy one and conquer the galaxy with Vader!:)

drakron
drakron

Why? Because C&C games were THE ones that defined RTS, they predated StarCraft and WarCraft. Not everyone is on a psuedo-RTS like Battlefront II and graphics means NOTHING if gameplay its not to par.

The_Freeman
The_Freeman

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nsmasta
nsmasta

now that's great news! feeeeeeeeeeel the power of the dark... heu.... dark what? i forgot ^_^

s0l0123
s0l0123

The Force is strong with this one.

Igiss
Igiss

Haven't played RTS games for so long time now, but maybe that one will distract me from roleplaying for a while. Let's wait the reviews.

GyRo567
GyRo567

LucasArts' current leaderships SUCKS but maybe this game got lucky and they didn't rush it out the window in a crap stage. They already rushed and ruined the Jedi Knight and Knights of the Old Republic series into their death.

Omega-Protoman
Omega-Protoman

Looks great, although I bet it won't work on my computer. I should really consider upgrading sooner or later...

Van_Cleef
Van_Cleef

I hope it's good. Considering it's from former Command & Conquer members hopefully it's good. However, given the fact that it's a licensed game, Lucasarts probably limited the amount of humor in the unit sound clips considerably. Personally, I still think of Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge as the pinnacle of the genre. Too bad they don't run on XP.

Vornagar
Vornagar

Looking forward to dling the demo.

snyper16
snyper16

Just get Battlefront or or the sequel, it's probably way cooler.

MiKaNoH
MiKaNoH

i cant wait to get the demo...

NiCK-LeSS
NiCK-LeSS

the screenshots and trailers were awesome, i hope the demo wont be too short.

K0PaSk4
K0PaSk4

Awesome!!! cant wait!

ewjim
ewjim

It must be HIT! I'm waiting for it!

carabetta
carabetta

Beatiful, just beatiful what life can bring to your PC, i loved SW:Battlegrounds and i will love Empire at war.

DrakeWindwalker
DrakeWindwalker

Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m This will give me something to do while i wait for the full game to come out :)

cyprus646
cyprus646

Man i wish my computer was powerful tohandle the POWER of this asome game : (

velozitty1
velozitty1

i cant stand those dam star wars gamez they str8 suk!!

old_speccer
old_speccer

In space nobody can hear you scream, except they could hear me because I had a mic on inside my helmet, so they were like "Yo, why you screaming?" and I was like "Dunno, lol". Weird.

robert992002
robert992002

It's made by Petroglyph, that means it will be ownage!

hittin
hittin

Cool, i might get the demo.

Atarii
Atarii

I love Star Wars. I love RTS games. I love Star Wars RTS games. Here's to hoping this game is good! *crosses fingers*

mikekare79
mikekare79

Should be Good, but with Ghost Recon coming out for the 360 and Splinter Cell, may have to put this one on the back burner until I have time to play it

XerxesKronian
XerxesKronian

FINALLY! can't wait.. it's still 5 days away =(

nathan83_xp
nathan83_xp

One tiny insignificant detail to ask, what is the minimum specs required?? Do I need to cut down on my employees medical insurance or salaries or something to upgrade my pc to play this game??

s0l0123
s0l0123

Great! it's going to be awesome.

Dreyson
Dreyson

Awesome! Can't wait!

snipergimp
snipergimp

Lets see what Petroglyph can do =) I've been waiting for this day to come.

SSBMFighter
SSBMFighter

the game looks cool and can't wait for it to come out.

fizzlefist
fizzlefist

i miss my old dosktop REALLY bad now...

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Excellent now I can witness the destructive power of this fully armed and operational battle station!

777rak
777rak

I will be buying the game, just not getting the demo, becasue I want have more fun playing the game, without partal help from the demo.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Sweet!! Can't wait for next week!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I would love if it would go to 360 or PS3 that way I hhave one more game I would want to buy.