MacSoft Ships Rise of Nations
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MacSoft today announced that Rise of Nations: Gold Edition has reached golden master and will beging shipping to retailers from the company's warehouse today. Rise of Nations: Gold Edition, which includes the Thrones and Patriots expansion pack, should be available in most retail and online stores in North America early next week.
Here's more from the press release:
Rise of Nations is an historical real-time strategy (RTS) game which combines the epic scope of traditional turn-based strategy (TBS) games with the fast-paced action of RTS games. The game allows players to create new cities, improve their city infrastructure and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from slingshots to cannons to stealth bombers, or they can corner the market on key commodities as they wheel and deal with a wide variety of nations. The Macintosh version of Rise of Nations: Gold Edition was developed by Westlake Interactive. The game has an MSRP of $49.99. and will require any Macintosh with 600 MHz or faster processor running Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher, 256 MB RAM (512 recommended for online play), 32 MB video card, monitor with support for 1024X768 or higher resolution, CD-ROM drive, and 1GB free hard drive space. 56k modem or broadband connection required for online play.
The Thrones and Patriots expansion adds a barrage of new features to the original game. Thrones and Patriots introduces six new nations, four unique single-player campaigns, more than 20 original units, new wonders and new government types. Unlike other historical RTS games, the Rise of Nations franchise allows gamers to quickly play through eight historical periods of time from the Ancient Age to the Information Age.
Originally developed for the Windows platform by Brian Reynolds and Big Huge Games, the best-selling Rise of Nations franchise has garnered more than 30 awards including Game of the Year (GameSpot) and Strategy Game of the Year (GameSpy).
The IMG Store is currently taking pre-orders for the game. It is available for $48.95.
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