Supreme Commander 2 deploys in March

Square Enix and Gas Powered Games' massive-scale RTS arrives on PCs March 2, Xbox 360 version drops two weeks later.

Before Square Enix firmly stepped into Western markets with its acquisition of UK publisher Eidos in April, the publisher began dabbling in projects outside its tried-and-true role-playing game niche. One such project was Gas Powered Games' massive-scale real-time strategy game Supreme Commander 2, which Square Enix said it would be publishing last December.

SupCom 2 is going for the same sense of scale.

Today, Square Enix mapped out a firm release date for Supreme Commander 2, saying the game will arrive in North America for the PC on March 2. The Xbox 360 edition will follow two weeks later on March 16. Yesterday, the publisher announced a spring 2010 ship date for the game in Europe.

Supreme Commander 2 picks up 25 years after the events depicted in 2007's highly acclaimed PC original. (The 360 version, developed by Hellbent Games, received a lackluster reception upon its launch more than a year later.) Players can assume command of three separate factions, each with its own special and experimental war-waging units. The game's single-player campaign features more than 18 missions. Multiplayer will also feature prominently in Supreme Commander 2, as the PC edition accommodates play for up to eight and the Xbox 360 version handles up to four gamers.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Supreme Commander 2.

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blackleather223
blackleather223

I hope the the graphic are just as good as SC Aliance or if not better. That is what I like is the graphics and how detailed each unit is. Also I play solo so I pause the game and am able to zoom in and take a better look at them.

blackleather223
blackleather223

I just hope that the system specs this game will need wont be like SC 1 or SC aliance both of them crawl on mine and I have everything on low graphic then again it could be just mine but anyways you get the idea. So I'm hopping that this game will be able to play smooth on my pc even if it needs to be on low settings. I can barly get through like on mission as it is on SC aliance but non the less I enjoy seeing the experimental units in action and the carry alls. All of it just looks great to me.

gamescottsman
gamescottsman

Looking good, hope it's an improvment with the controls.

FrankTheFrank
FrankTheFrank

Definitely going to pick this up, even if the first wasn't as gooda s I was hoping, it sucked up hours of my life. I just hope this one runs on my ancient laptop now. :(

ymarkman
ymarkman

This game looks good, but I have yet to play the original SupCom. I tried getting into RTS's with WiC but failed to make good in that one. I'm hoping with SupCom I'll really get into it and learn how to play Strategy. I played Starcraft back several years ago, and that was fun, however what I'm interested in is the scale of this series. I'm interested to see how people end up liking SupCom 2.

BrandonC3000
BrandonC3000

As much as I love Supreme Commander, and I do intend on buying Supreme Commander 2, Darklight86 is completely correct. Forged Alliance was thrown out there and left the game to rot with even worse performance optimization. We complained, we made our issues known, and nothing was fixed.

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

Lets hope its well optimised this time. The first one could only be maxed out by a computer that was only affordable by the five Kings and Queens of Europe.

darklight86
darklight86

Won't be buying this. Maybe if they supported Forged Alliance and made it play smoothly I would be interested, (and no its not my computer, its crappy/lazy vision rings).

jedikevin2
jedikevin2

Problem I had with supreme commander was it always came down to who can upgrade faster. Hopefully the system gets upgraded since it really got boring to just sit back and upgrade and defend then launch the best units in game and win.

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

This is one of the reasons I'm upgrading my hardware :P

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

I think the biggest problem is if you played it on PC and then on 360, you realize how much the 360 version really does suck compared to the PC version. SupCom was great and Forge Alliance was amazing. Hope the story and gameplay continues to improve with SupCom 2

player_leo
player_leo

Yeah, I got SupCom on the 360 for $10 wen Best Buy had their $10 game sale and I have to admit this game is a gem. Even on the 360. ONce you download it to your harddrive it takes out all the problems people were complaining about. If you see me XBL i'm still playing this game.

BaLLz_ON_FiRE
BaLLz_ON_FiRE

Hate on xbox cause it's not on Ps3 :lol: It's only understandable.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Please please please don't do what EA has done to CnC and dumb it down for consoles!!! I need my huge armys and huge bases!! I think it's time to treat myself to a new rig just in time for march :)

airsoftmanic
airsoftmanic

this is pre-alpha? for a game thats unfinished to the point of not having proper graphical models for units they're doing pretty good. and i have no problems with my PC :) looks like ill be pre-ordering soon.

thestrateger
thestrateger

woohoo! I can't wait to the game release! I want to buy!

athenian29
athenian29

@Caml10 Gas Powered Games jumps around a lot. SupCom 1 was THQ, then they did Demigod with Stardock, and Space Siege with Sega. They aren't owned by or tied to any one publisher, so they get deals on a per-game basis.

darthvader1993
darthvader1993

My computer barely handles Unreal tournament 2004. Looks like I'll have to get it for the 360. Which is fine with me, I find all the console hate pretty funny. Everyone claims it was horrible, but it only SOLD horrible because so many swat it down. In reality it looked fine, played surprisingly good. I love it when people try to say it had terrible controls. The only people who had a hard time controlling it were two-year olds with downs. Seriously, I had the controls down in about 5 min.

Caml10
Caml10

Wait, wasn't the first one THQ? Where did Eidos come into this?

dkpunk
dkpunk

Picking up the 360 version... Just XBL for me.

TacticalElefant
TacticalElefant

If they are making a 360 version, I can almost guarantee the PC version will suffer from it's shortcomings since the 360 will actually be target development specs I'm sure. The original was made purely for the PC, so RAM size limitations which could effect PC performance (but could be fixed with a RAM upgrade) were quite prevelant in the 360 version. Ulgh, I still hope the PC version was the lead build though.

Arctic_Grillz
Arctic_Grillz

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mpeg3s
mpeg3s

As you all can see Consoles can't handle what a PC can.

Fool_Master
Fool_Master

CANNOT WAIT!!!! #1 on my pre-order list

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

This brings me to tears, the only rts that truly utilize multiple armies and had to micro manage a base that was awesome. I was so ecstatic about the first one that I bought a second monitor just so that I can do the dual screen mode. Nothing quite as execrating as creating a 150 manned army.

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

Supreme COmmander one is amazing! I love it. With Enix behind this one, I can only imagine this one being better. Even still, don't buy it for the 360. RTS are just not meant for a console.

b_ux
b_ux

Is it going to be a primary game made for PC, or yet again the PC version is going to be another version of disappointing form of console ports?

halojp23
halojp23

think i should get the xbox360 version

itsTolkien_time
itsTolkien_time

I might pick this one up, I'm really interested in it. For PC, of course. Okay, I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait till release. I will have to see how others receive it first, though.

jorgepimp321
jorgepimp321

that research table looks an awful lot like Sins of a solar empire

tony2077ca
tony2077ca

cool i like both game companies but how much say does square enix have

Gloryfinder
Gloryfinder

The game looks great, I'm looking forward to its release. Lots of units + lots of experimental units = epic battles.

aceoaces
aceoaces

"More than 18 missions"? What does THAT mean? The skirmish was always the only real part of the game worth playing, but I'm still curious why they can't throw down with a real number.

endocrine
endocrine

Hopefully the AI will recieve a major overhaul and that the 360 version wont be so bugged out that it bricks the 360.

DarkLord
DarkLord

March! Sweet! Sucks that XBox 360 only goes up to 4 on multiplayer tho. Thankfully I don't have that problem since i'm on a PC!

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

i made dooty in my pants. time for some experimental action.

alexkn64
alexkn64

Why did Sqeenix have to buy Gas Powered Games? This means I'll technically be owning a Squeenix game. *shudder*

NightmareCV
NightmareCV

Definitely going to keep me occupied until SC2, but even then Supreme Commander 2 should be a game I come back to.