Empire Earth III conquers factories

Third installment in Mad Doc's far-reaching RTS has gone gold and will be available for PCs on November 6.

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Sierra Entertainment announced today that Empire Earth III has gone gold and will ship to retail for PCs on November 6. The publisher also noted that gamers who secure their copy of the civilization builder in advance will receive three special units available to preorderers only.

In an effort to improve user accessibility, Mad Doc is taking a significantly different approach with its latest epic-scale real-time strategy game. Whereas Empire Earth II provided RTS grognards with 15 different epochs and 14 different factions, Empire Earth simplifies the global-domination campaign to five historical periods and a trio of civilizations.

However, as Mad Doc creative director Jeff Brown notes in a recent interview with GameSpot, the developer doesn't plan on altering the scope or depth of the game. Each of the three factions--Western, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern--will be entirely unique from one another, with different units and play styles for fueling conquest.

Empire Earth III is rated T for Teen and will retail for $49.99.

Discussion

14 comments
whiteharrier
whiteharrier

I agree with kaziechameleon it looks a bit like EE2

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

i'd have to give a demo a run since this game looks to familiar.

Raptor_4000
Raptor_4000

i might just start playing EE again...

HuxleyHobbes
HuxleyHobbes

This was sooner than I was expecting. I shall have to see about getting this in a couple of weeks!

Sheiko
Sheiko

Lets hope the shorter revamped EE is still got it for long games.

PolishPunisher
PolishPunisher

The original Empire Earth was truly amazing, Empire Earth II was a real let down, let's hope III will go back to it's roots.

matt_dangelo
matt_dangelo

great...EE was a great series..i love and still someitmes play EE 2....this game looks good, i wonder what AOE 4 will be like?

barbierian205
barbierian205

good stuff! I still play the original EE online, and I hope the third one lives up to the high expectations.

djynen
djynen

The biggest danger with EE3 is that Mad Doc have "dumbed down" the game too much. Having only three factions and two resource types does seem to limit the playeability in skirmish mode. I think Age of Empires 3 has the balance of simplistic play about right. I think EE3 may have gone too far.

ajy2
ajy2

Looks good to me.

markevens
markevens

I'll pass on this. To complex of an RTS for me. :) That comming from someone who is waiting for Sins of a Solar Empire

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I've been gamespotting for a while now, but for the love of god, the puns are getting old. Do the editors really have that much time on their hands?

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

I wasn't a huge fan of the first one, so I don't think I will buy this one.