Rise of Legends demo now available

PC sampling of Big Huge games' RTS premieres on GameSpot; single-player demo features campaign, skirmish modes.

Rise of Nations, released in 2003, allowed gamers to build a civilization based on real history, it was a critical success, and it won GameSpot's best PC game that year. So what does lead designer Brian Reynolds do with the sequel? He takes it to a whole new world, literally.

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends abandons its predecessor's history book content in favor of a fantasy world. Instead of Shermans and jeeps, players will duke it out with dragons and genies, among others. The game also incorporates many sci-fi elements, including so-called "steampunk" technology.

The real-time strategy game may not be in stores until May 9, but GameSpot readers can now see how the new fantasy-laden Rise of Nations sequel fares. The game's single-player demo is now available for download from GameSpot.

The demo features campaign and skirmish modes, and hovwers around 600MB in size. For more information, check out the official promotional page or peruse GameSpot's previous coverage.

Rise of Nations is rated T for Teen and will retail for $49.99.

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14 comments
Halo2_fan391
Halo2_fan391

this game sounds sweet but i dunno what its about

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

I've been hanging for this for a long time. Can't wait for the demo.

mr_montoya85
mr_montoya85

HURRY UP GAMESPOT AND GIVE US THAT DEMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NightRain
NightRain

HOLY CRAP! I can't wait to try it!!! MUST. TRY. THIS. GAME. NOW!

fore_runner
fore_runner

My brother should have fun playing this....the last RTS I had a lot of fun playing was Red Alert (lol), I did play a little Generals though.

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

Sweet, if they do as well as they did with Rise of Nations, this is going to be a hell of a game. TYPO ALERT! Rise of Nations is rated T for Teen and will retail for $49.99.

thefjk
thefjk

Hurraaaaaaay! I think!

The_Shrouded
The_Shrouded

Totally can't wait for this, fingers crossed that it turns out as good as it looks :D

Sturm08
Sturm08

This is the best news I've heard in a long time.

monkeysaresilly
monkeysaresilly

what the hell does "steampunk" even mean? did james watt even have a mohawk?