SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced
their latest game, a purpose-built console RTS called Stormrise for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Stormrise offers fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience of the gamer. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point. Stormrise also allows units to be commanded in the air, across rooftops, on the earth’s surface and even underground, this unique idea of “verticality” introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage. The experience is heightened by a simple yet effective control system tailored specifically for consoles, which allows easy unit selection, rapid navigation and precise deployment.
Stormrise is in the works at Creative Assembly's Brisbane Australia studio and slated for a 2009 release. Check out the first trailer right here
We've heard the revolutionary console RTS control method spiel a few times before but it still hasn't come close to mouse and keyboard on PC. Will this be any different?