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.