I love a game title that doesn’t waste time beating around the bush, and that’s exactly what you get with Planetary Annihilation, the recently announced RTS from Nordic Games and Uber Entertainment. In other words, you’re going to be blowing a lot of stuff up. Period.
I always get a good chuckle out of games like Planetary Annihilation that sport poetic titles like Warriors Call or Jade Struggle (Fairly certain I made those up, so no getting angry if it sounds like I just ragged on your favorite game). It’s like, what can a player expect out of a game like that? Not the case when it comes to Planetary Annihilation. In Nordic and Uber’s latest outing, you’re going to be stomping all over the battlefield and tearing it to pieces with your running and rolling death machines, leaving a charred, smoking shell of a landscape in your wake. Not that sounds like a good time.
Nordic and Uber have partnered to craft a real-time strategy game that takes place on a global scale, allowing players to dominate and take control of entire solar systems, blow up planets that are standing in your way and battle other players in conflicts sporting literally thousands of units.
Nordic Games Managing Director Klemens Kreuzer seems to be especially excited about the partnership, saying that fans of RTS games can expect to enjoy their heaping helping of Planetary Annihilation in a variety of flavors.
“We’re bringing a legendary RTS franchise to players around the world with some very special retail SKUs for the hardcore fan,” he further explained.
Uber Entertianment CTO Jon Mavor agreed.
“Nordic Games is helping us deliver the next generation of real-time strategy gaming to our Kickstarter backers and global fan base,” he said. “We can’t wait to show the press and fans what we’ve put together, and it’s a very exciting time to be a part of Uber Entertainment.”
Following that successful Kickstarter campaign mentioned above, the development team has been hard at work crafting Planetary Annihilation into the experience they promised to deliver. The game will feature single player modes, as well as multiplayer modes for up to 40 players to jump in one.
“Players will be able to go head-to-head against each other and create massive free-for-all team-based wars that can be waged across the galaxy,” reads today’s announcement. And while there is no release date as of yet, Planetary Annihilation will be available at retail as well as via digital outlets once it’s finally ready for prime time. If you’re hungry for more news and updates, visit the game’s official website. If you’re willing to dive in a bit sooner, you can also play the game through Early Access on Steam.