great conflicts of the Star Wars universe come alive in the
epic real-time strategy game Star Wars Galactic
Battlegrounds. As vast as
the galaxy itself, Star Wars Galactic
Battlegrounds comprises six civilizations spanning the entire Star
Wars saga and features explosive campaigns covering land, sea and
Battlegrounds utilizes PC engine technology created by Ensemble
Studios and used in the popular Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
LucasArts is building upon Ensembles engine while adding
numerous enhancements to create engaging Star Wars combat
challenges. "Star Wars Galactic
Battlegrounds offers Star Wars fans and strategy gamers a
truly immersive and compelling real-time Star Wars
experience," says Joel Dreskin, marketing manager at LucasArts.
"From the selection of key conflicts throughout the Galactic
Civil War to the choice to play either side, strategy gamers and Star
Wars fans alike will appreciate the depth, scope and memorable
conflicts from the saga."
RTS involves six key civilizations: Galactic
Empire, Rebel Alliance, Wookiees, Gungans, Royal Naboo and Trade
Federation. Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
features numerous game play modes, including single player campaigns,
skirmishes, historical missions and multi-player battle arenas over
Internet and LAN.
Wars Galactic Battlegrounds offers players the
opportunity for immense, large-scale combat covering a wide-range of
environments. Campaign settings range from interstellar asteroids and
aerial encounters to submerged cities and epic ground battles, with
over 300 different units and structures. Players will be able to test
their tactical battle skills as they deploy up to 200 units per side including bounty hunters, Jedi Knights, stormtroopers,
X-wings, AT-ATs, snowspeeders, AT-STs, Wookiee Kas tanks and droids.
start with minimal resources and are challenged to develop strategies
to build and manage reserves. A balance between economic,
construction, troop management, technology, military and scientific
resources must be achieved in order to advance. For example, a player
can integrate upgradable technology such as Wookiee ingenuity,
advanced biotechnology and Jedi skills and reach new technology
levels, with new wonders and new forces.
Wars Galactic Battlegrounds also features a
scenario editor, which has never before been offered in a LucasArts Star
Wars game. The scenario editor will enable players to generate
and share their own custom single and multi-player missions. Players
can choose from virtually any Star Wars element,
including favorite vehicles, units, characters, locations and time
periods, to create new campaigns and a legacy
of their own that they can play online with friends
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds is
expected for release winter 2001 for Windows PC.