Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance Profile Preview - Cybran Nation

Catch up with the new-and-improved Cybran Nation in this upcoming expansion pack.

The epic real-time strategy game Supreme Commander was released earlier this year, and brought with it gigantic battlegrounds on land, sea, and air. These big battles are about to get bigger with the Forged Alliance expansion pack, which will add a brand-new playable faction and upgrades and updates for the game's existing three factions, and we've got the details on what's in store for the Cybran Nation here. The expansion is scheduled to ship later this year.

Cybran Land Units


Fire Beetle (mobile bomb)
This mobile bomb unit must be moved into position and manually detonated.

The Brick (armored assault bot)
This amphibious assault bot is capable of attacking land and naval units.

The Cybran Nation will have amphibious units.

Megalith (amphibious mega bot)
This massive experimental bot is equipped with dual proton cannons, antiair defenses, torpedo launchers, and antitorpedo flares. It drops "eggs" that can be transformed into a single unit.

Cybran Air Units


Jester (light gunship)
This light gunship's primary role is base defense, and it's effective against low-level ground units.

Wailer (heavy gunship)
This heavy gunship is armed with nanite missiles, disintegration pulse lasers, and a radar-jamming suite. It offers direct fire support.

Cybran Naval Units


Barracuda (sub killer)
This midlevel antinaval unit is equipped with mobile sonar stealth, and is effective against surface vessels and submerged units.

CI:18 Mermaid (counterintelligence boat)
This unarmed counterintelligence vessel is equipped with a stealth field that counters enemy sonar and radar.

The faction will also add powerful naval units to its armies.

Cybran Defensive Units


HARMS (torpedo ambushing system)
This submerged torpedo launcher is capable of destroying the largest of enemy vessels.

Cybran Construction Units


Hive (engineering station)
This unit automatically repairs, reclaims, assists, or captures any unit within its operational radius.

Cybran Intelligence Units


Soothsayer (perimeter-monitoring system)
This Cybran ally confers complete line-of-sight within its operational area.

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KRAZYKYLE837
KRAZYKYLE837

Yeeeeah! Cybran rules! I only have Supreme Commander but I know FA rocks. Go Cybran!

Putzwapputzen
Putzwapputzen

an awesome game, this puts RTS to a whole new level

stevecapon
stevecapon

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danielhumphries
danielhumphries

wargod53 where have you been all time under a rock i have all the games and supreme commander is way behind at everything and who says giving a game a new coat of paint is bad and true it does have massive scaling but thats the only thing

wargod53
wargod53

LOL @ sfps9 Catch up with C&C? AHAHAHAHA C&C is so dated in its gameplay it is laughable! C&C needs to join the modern world - merely releasing the same game with a shiny coat of paint from an OLD game engine wont cut it noadays. SC has actually done something NEW - with its massive scale and need for careful tactical planning of strikes and management of armed forces often at many points on a map - constantly needing to zoom out of a particular battle to direct your forces in another. What, may I ask, has C&C 3 done that is new? Age of Empires? LOL Come on that game died years ago. it was an utter classic, but it has had its day, let it rest

sfps9
sfps9

Supreme Commander needs to catch up with Command and Conquer. The gameplay is bad and the single player lacks much to be desired. Maybe the new faction will help a little, but it is still second, or third, or fourth behind C&C, Age of Empires, and some others that can also compete with Supreme Commander. The expantion pack is much needed.

quietguy
quietguy

@Richard Get your hippie crap out of here. Of course GPG is going to make money out of this. >.0 So is your internet service provider, with the exception that it sucks it from you. Anyways, tired of playing with modded units and community add-ons. Anyone up for a Megalith vs. FatBoy?

alcari
alcari

@Richard, you will also be getting a new faction, and new campaigns. I think this will be quite good, GPG seems to be listening to the community, which is always a Good Thing (tm). I can't wait to see what the UEF get, i hope it's more defensive units, as this expansion seems to focus on the strong points of each faction.

darren05r
darren05r

supcom does indeed kick ass, some of these new units sound awesome, cant wait for this. yeh we definitely need some space battles, richard, there is actually 100 more units, a new faction and a new campaign, but it is still a money making scheme. after all, isnt everything???

_NinjitsU_
_NinjitsU_

looks great and thank god the efects r betther now in this "expanssion"....

Omnis-Arcanum
Omnis-Arcanum

Looks like il be getting this but are any of these new units as cool as the Monkey Lord? i think not. ;)

ejerrell
ejerrell

Awesome!! The cliffhanger is finally revealed, if u beat the first game then you'll know what im talking about. It'd be cool if they added space battles too, but that would probably be for Supreme Commander 2 ^^

nytemarex
nytemarex

Amazing... I believe GPG are listening to gamers and adding unique unites to the battlefield. I notice that the graphics are better than the original SupCom. Wow! Hopefully they can take their time and perfect the gameplay. More importantly, the performance.

RichardW331
RichardW331

There are already so many units to the game... Is it worth buying the expansion JUST for a few more units ? To me, its a money making scheme. Thats my guess

it009x9281
it009x9281

Sounds Like it might be fun,the mobile bomb i remember those from TA

tieba
tieba

Wow, this expansion pack gonna be fire!

PhantomFury_
PhantomFury_

The game is like a monster who's hunger will never end. The more food you give it, the bigger it gets.. but it will never stop asking for more.

Termite551
Termite551

Can you imagine the possibilitys with the fire beetle? like make 50 fire beetles while turtling up, load up your transports and send em at the enemy, if its like the commander they will explode anyway when the transport crashes, total anihilation (Pun intended) on the enemys base!

XxSPAZxX
XxSPAZxX

this game is really amazing ....but i can't have any of those awesome 30 battleships firing at multiple ships while the 100 of airplanes above have a dog fights

cmhiggy
cmhiggy

alas my comp can only run it on low settings so i never bothered with it

OLADWI
OLADWI

VERY GOOD GAME IMPRESSIVE

Vasot
Vasot

I do not like Supreme Commander so much A.I was very bad and as a Single player experience was Awful Well i hope this Expansion is better from the Original

WinterEliite001
WinterEliite001

i dont have SC but im definetly gona buy this this year as im buying myself a new pc yes!

OmegaNemesis28
OmegaNemesis28

Awsome - I can't wait for this one. I still want to play the Supreme Commander online, as I've yet to do so.

A_Dying_Wren
A_Dying_Wren

the cybrans own and they still will if the omni is nerfed as i ought to be. At least nerf the radius of the omni if not the radar. the fire beetle will kick so much ass if its invisible and or radar shielded. the brick is incredibly ugly. the sheer unergonomicity of it... megalith sounds awfully similar to the fatboy but hopefully with half-decent anti-air (as compared to the fatboy's inability to kill anything stronger than a T1 bomber)

bendall01
bendall01

This game is awesome. I have a AMD 5200+ 64 x 2, 8800GTX 768, 2 gig of ram and I'm still getting slow down in big battles, what a monster of a game !

DuaneDog
DuaneDog

This is definitely an awesome thing. I really believe this company knows how to make the most huge RTS game out there. To be honest i can only play it so much or my head feels like it will explode. But when I want to control massive armies and play massive strategy game over more tactical RTS, Supreme Commander is one of the best. Another thing about these guys. No DVD protection so you don't have to shuffle the disc in. I really appreciate that as I have an XPS M1710 gaming laptop and don't like carting around gaming discs. Also, if you go to gas powered games and write in their forum, the developers are in their constantly answering questions. In the mods area where community modders try to craft better AI the developers will sometimes help with tons of code and assistance in helping everyone get their mods to work. I've been in gaming for a long time and I've never seen a group of developers reach out to the community like these guys.

samtheauburnfan
samtheauburnfan

All this new radar stuff In SC, it was all undone by the Omni Sensor.... which basically saw everything, wonder if they changed that

vkoltko
vkoltko

I'm not going to lie, I definitely thought that this game was the next Lego Star Wars RTS from the screenshots.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

it's a radar system that links your visible areas into a perimiter you can monitor, i think.

tnoamss
tnoamss

can anyone explain the soothsayer?!? becuz it must be my english or i'm just not getting it. what does it exactly do in an easy explanation besides the one said in the article. is it just some sort of scout like thing?! pls try to make it more clear to me. thnx

Maximiliator
Maximiliator

I'm still for the UEF, they just rule more... Just look at the units ! I hope there will be some "real" difference between the races now, with the addon. Cuz in the original they are more or less the same to play...

martin95
martin95

l loved the first one it had extremely good graphics the multiplayer on it was awsome l cannot wait for this one. SUPREME COMMANDER RULES! PS. the video rocked!

WarhammerIIC
WarhammerIIC

mmm, the upgrades fit in with the cybran's stealth approach though, but heavy gunships ftw

Caetrarii
Caetrarii

Yeah, I have to agree with ppau08223, I love the Cybran but their upgrades aren't as impressive as the UEF... I mean come on, how about some real naval vessels instead of a counter-intelligence boat and a sub killer. I bet I'm going to love the heavy gunship though.

ppau08223
ppau08223

woot cant wait for this game!!

thestrateger
thestrateger

i love this game XD , i realy must to get this expenation :P , and i realy love the cybran nation :P , good grapic, greeat units, awesome video(even it shot) XD :P :D :)

knut-am
knut-am

this look like a really though faction. nice :)

skrat_01
skrat_01

@ Cheekyass123 How the hell is the game not 'fun'? Considering its fantastic tactical depth its no wonder such a game has such a large fanbase, and how the T.A community thrived prior to its release.

HK-Ghost
HK-Ghost

Cheekyass123: That's your opinion, but there's a lot of people around that do like it. If you didnt like it, dont buy it. Sounds like a plan, doesnt it? -xGhost

Cheekyass123
Cheekyass123

This game suck i tell ya! It maybe has a massive scale map to battle on but it lacks game play. Its no fun. Most of the unit is all the same. Believe me ive played this game many times and it is repetitively disapointing.

blackleather223
blackleather223

Can"t wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!