Over the past month, we've been examining the factions of Supreme Commander, the upcoming real-time strategy game from THQ and Gas Powered Games that was our Best Strategy Game of the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Supreme Commander wants to put the strategy back into real-time strategy by giving you the room to maneuver armies and navies like never before. To do so, it will feature battlefields that are hundreds of square kilometers in size. Due out in 2007, the game is set in the distant future, where three human factions war for galactic supremacy. One of these factions is the Cybran Nation, a society of cybernetically enhanced humans.
The Cybran Nation doesn't have the military might or the numbers of the United Earth Federation or the Aeon Illuminate. As a result, the Cybrans rely more on guile and stealth rather than firepower. Advanced technologies such as electromagnetic pulse devices (that knock out enemy electronics) and subatomic weapons also help level the playing field. Cybran war machines incorporate stealth and cloaking technology--as their sleek, black designs would indicate--making them perfect for conducting surprise attacks.
Cybran Nation Units and Structures
The strategic bomber can rapidly deliver firepower anywhere it's needed on the battlefield. It's almost twice as large as the UEF's attack bomber.
Naval Factory v1.5
When the Cybrans need ships built, they turn to their naval factories to churn them out. A naval factory is large enough to construct the mighty Cybran battleship.
Energy is one of the two key resources in Supreme Commander, and the power generator is how the Cybrans get it.
Air defense is important--hence the flak artillery gun, which can ruin an enemy pilot's day.
Light Artillery Cannon
Artillery can fire over long distances in Supreme Commander, which makes weapons such as the light artillery cannon very valuable.
Short Range Sonar Buoy
The short range sonar buoy is capable of detecting underwater threats, such as enemy submarines. These are useful to have, especially since the UEF has a potent, submersible aircraft carrier.
The four-wheeled engineer is a fast build unit on the battlefield.
Mobile Flak Artillery
Antiaircraft fire is useful only if it can protect important assets. The mobile flak artillery unit can extend the antiaircraft protection bubble to Cybran units in the field.
Siege Assault Bot
The siege assault bot is comparable to the UEF's siege assault bot. These giant war machines are designed to carve through enemy defenses.
Sleek and sinister, the Cybran battleship provides naval firepower in spades.