of the Ground Control series will be pleased to learn that
a multiplayer demo is available and to further spice things
up a multiplayer demo tournament will also be held on June
12th. Below you'll find the official press release.
introduction to the full experience Ground Control®
II is now here, with the arrival of the Multi-player demo.
This demo features two tutorial missions, three online multiplayer
maps and one single player map from the previously released
single player demo. Both factions, the NSA (Northern Star
Alliance) and the Viron Nomads are fully playable allowing
gamers to experience the variety of tactics employed by
each of the races. The demo also provides an introduction
to Massgate™, Massive Entertainments proprietary gaming
lobby, where gamers can host games, join on current games
and chat with other Ground Control® II gamers from across
June 12th a Multiplayer Demo Tournament will launch, with
valuable prizes for the winners. More information on the
upcoming tournament will be found at www.groundcontrol2.com.
Control® II: Operation Exodus is the next installment
in the Ground Control® franchise. In a departure from
traditional RTS games, Ground Control® II: Operation
Exodus focuses on tactical combat with minimal time spent
on resource management. Instead of harvesting resources
and building bases, the game keeps the action hot and heavy
by immediately rewarding players for accomplishing objectives.
Additionally, the unique multiplayer drop-in mode allows
players to instantly join an ongoing game at any time, for
any length of time.
Control® II: Operation Exodus chronicles the ongoing
conflict between the Northern Star Alliance and the Terran
Empire. Having lost the war in space, the NSA retreats to
their home world and forces the Terran Empire to engage
in a savage war of attrition on the ground. As a Captain
in the field, players can command a task force consisting
of infantry, tanks, artillery and aircraft alone in the
single player campaign or with other players via LAN or
by Massive Entertainment, Ground Control II: Operation Exodus
features one of the most compelling 3D graphics engines
in the RTS genre allowing for outstanding graphics with
incredible levels of detail. Ground Control II: Operation
Exodus will be available in June 2004 for the PC. More information
can be found at http://www.groundcontrol2.com.
Control II: Operation Exodus for the PC has been rated “12+”
and carries a suggested retail price of £34.99.