Slitherine announces two for PCs

Pair of strategy games from Legion creator in development--fantasy-based Arena: Warriors and WWII-set Commander - Europe at War.

Strategy specialist Slitherine Software is at it again. The UK-based company today revealed information on two new games in development at its headquarters in Surrey, England. Both will be available for the PC, but no release dates have yet been announced.

Arena: Warriors is a hybrid of the real-time strategy and role-playing genres, and it takes place in a "traditional fantasy" setting. Not much of the plot was revealed, except that players will take command of an army tasked with stopping an evil that is threatening the world. Armies' training, equipment, and appearances can be customized by the player, and both sides of the battle between good and evil are playable.

The second title is Commander - Europe at War, a World War II turn-based strategy game. The game is being codeveloped by Firepower Entertainment, and like in Arena: Warriors, gamers can play both sides of the war. Commander features six scenarios, 50 inventions from five technology branches, and 12 different unit classes.

Slitherine promises more information on both games soon, as well as an update on other projects.

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20 comments
atlascott
atlascott

Arcane Legions def looks interesting. With Warhammer: MoC coming out soon, it will be interesting to see how this smaller developer adjusts/reacts. I have wondered, for a long, long time, why The Creative Assembly was not tapped to license their engine for the Lord of the Rings Game (rather than the unit and troop-limited C&C: Generals Engine-meh). Or, why no one has ever licensed it to make a sweeping Helm's Deep battle type fantasy game. MoC and this look to fill that gap. Looks like they are both pretty worthy, but since I support small studio work, I will probably buy this whether it is great or not. Sometimes, a small studio can blow you away, and a big studio can waste time, money, and talent and chrun out a pile of garbage. (For Exhibit A, I refer you to Stardock's EXCELLENT Galactic Civilizations 2 (small shop), versus the utter drek Master of Orion 3 (huge dev time, huge busget, huge staff, complete embarassment)

Strike_Zer0
Strike_Zer0

Sounds interesting, could end up being pretty cool.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

how bout some gameplay movies? :)

final33
final33

cann't wait it come out

stziggy
stziggy

Another WWII game.....I know I'm overwhelmed with enthusiasm.

redwinder
redwinder

everyone know that slitherine people are evil...and therefore make evil games...

Manatassi
Manatassi

hmm more strategy games. as long as theyre good. but theres some pretty good stuff out there right now

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Thats cool wish they could be on the PS3 too but PC will have to do.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Slitherine? Are they Harry Potter games?

Bannik1
Bannik1

interesting. (first)