Star Wars: Empire at War expansion goes gold

Forces of Corruption set to take over retail October 24; Petroglyph-developed campaign lets players take on Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance as crime lord Tyber Zann.

Wherever there is war, there is someone looking to profit off it, even a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. That's the premise of the upcoming expansion to the Star Wars real-time strategy game Empire at War, which LucasArts today announced has gone gold.

The original Empire at War let players face off as either the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance in real-time strategy combat. For the Forces of Corruption expansion, developer Petroglyph added new units to both of the existing armies, but it also introduced a third playable faction in the form of a criminal fringe organization. Taking control of crime lord Tyber Zann, players can engage in all manner of unsavory dealings, including slavery, piracy, racketeering, kidnapping, and bribery.

Forces of Corruption will ship to North American stores October 24. For more on the game, check out the demo.

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34 comments
yoshiehsan
yoshiehsan

i didnt it took me a few hours to find a fast one searching from site to site

serder_gamerz
serder_gamerz

do a research on google with the name of the directX version you need (thats what i done) but before go in option and make a scan. For me it was the d3dx9 that wasn't installed. So i wrote this and i could play the game. There are a lot of free downloads so don't take the first one you see search for a free one if you dont want to pay for something you could get free if you took 5 more minutes.

yoshiehsan
yoshiehsan

somehow my demo downloaded in 1hour and 14min which was really fast

Mrglorp
Mrglorp

need newer verstion of Directx to play demo. I can't finde it on lucasarts.com but im ok w /this becose game comes out in 14 days. {dousent that suck}

ZnLRyDa
ZnLRyDa

looking forward to it...=)

_Sam_
_Sam_

it looks pretty good

Vroomfondel84
Vroomfondel84

My thoughts are mixed on this. On the one hand I'm glad there's an expansion for it, but I'm not sure that it will turn out well. Here's to hoping. -Vroom

popdude338
popdude338

it says that the game is completed and to expect it in stores soon

Grandhand
Grandhand

What is the point of this article, does it give any new information at all?

artika
artika

it means they are stamping the retail disc from the master and its going to be boxed and shipped.

g8summit
g8summit

what does "gone gold mean"

Mrglorp
Mrglorp

im getting the demo. I was wondering if a demo was coming out. eaw had a demo 1 month befor relese. But I care not.

jedikevin2
jedikevin2

um. considering that the mods are finally releasing for the first one. (which believe are way better then the expansion coming out) I really have my doubts. there was some considerable problems in the first one which have finally been worked out by people modding the game. i hope this one does not have such problems. I though will be dl mods for the first game instead of getting the expansion. Search Star wars; Imperial Assault 2 for one that i think will top the expansion.

guynamedbilly
guynamedbilly

Variety was the major negative aspect of the first one, I'm glad to see they're doing something about it.

ewjim
ewjim

This is interesting! I'm looking forward to it! :)

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

I haven't finished the first one yet. I like Star Wars and I can't wait for this one. Hope they have more space battles cause they're fun.

saris340
saris340

did anyone else find the first one insanely hard at some points ? like trying to hide the SLOW empire fleet in the meteor field ?

fartsack777
fartsack777

im gonna trade in my old enpire at war

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

This game still wont run on my PC. I have no idea why, but it tweaks out something awful at the Main menu.

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

I actually have to beat the original before I get this. Good to know there's a demo out already!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

im hoping its gonna be better than the first one cuz the first one didnt seem that great

DeuxHero
DeuxHero

So this is the expasion pack that gives furthur confmation that rebel assault 2 is cannon (thats the game were the tie phantoms were from) well hope it's good

dj_belay
dj_belay

nice can't wait for this one