Rise of Nations sequel golden

Latest real-time strategy game from Microsoft Game Studios and Big Huge Games ready for retail; Rise of Legends set for May 9 release.

The sequel to GameSpot's Best PC Game of 2003 is almost here, as Microsoft Game Studios has announced that Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends has gone gold and should be available in stores on May 9.

Rise of Legends abandons its predecessor's historical setting in favor of a sci-fi/fantasy world where forces of technology and magic struggle for dominance. In the single-player campaign, gamers will have to manage turn-based and real-time strategy elements if they want to conquer the world. In multiplayer, competing civilizations scramble to build their forces and wipe each other off the map in battles designed for quicker play than those of the original Rise of Nations.

For more on Rise of Legends, check out GameSpot's previous coverage, or just download the single-player demo.

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22 comments
CapitalistLenin
CapitalistLenin

They had me at Rise of Nations, but then they added steampunk and aliens! It's as if they want it to be good...

jacash3492
jacash3492

Gibb is right that demo was pretty sweet and i cant wait fo rthis game to come out. Great graphics and in the demo it had great strategies and tactics and all the other important details. It better be better than the first one. That will be tough.

dbeddow
dbeddow

I thought the first demo was great! I didnt notice the bugs that you all are talking about. It ran great on my computer (9800pro). I didnt play the first game either -chrisdojo- but this game has revitalized my RTS roots and I will get this game when it comes out . The only other game I felt like this was with C&C Red Alert. Even my 5 yr old son loves to watch me play this game. I highly recommend at least the demo...

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

didn't play the first one....so probably won't play this one.

Rtisan
Rtisan

That's good news!..Can't wait.

gibb1
gibb1

can't wait for it, i loved the demo.

gibb1
gibb1

that's great...:D

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

It' ok, wytefang. We "console" gamers will live through it ..some..how..lol. Anyway I'm happy for you PC gamers getting another great title to enjoy.

luv_mist
luv_mist

Dang, didn't even see this one coming. I thought it would have been another summer and partial fall before it was ready to come out. Saving up for this joint. And the next demo is coming out? Didn't even know the first was out. A good reason to go back to my computer roots. Impressions from anyone on the first demo minus the bugs??

wytefang
wytefang

Superb news. Poor console gamers, you're missing out on gaming goodness here.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

thats glorius! man i need to get a better sound and video card though well i can run it but it wont look uber preettty

gameloverx
gameloverx

I loved Rise of Nations now it makes me happy that RON:Rise of Legends is coming out May 9. I can't wait

0neWingedAngel
0neWingedAngel

Awesome! But like "Raz3000" said, the first demo is really buggy...I wanna' see it without all the bugs and then i may buy...

DUMBHA
DUMBHA

Alright thats cool, Oh and I read that the second demo will come out this Friday to!

Raz3000
Raz3000

They promised a second, less buggy demo with some unique content. I won't buy the game until I can see evidence they've improved the playability (though content and gameplay-wise it's awesome)

THF2
THF2

cool, i hope they make the game run better than it did in the demo.

hcane
hcane

Great news!!!