Posts Tagged ‘Rebellion’

Battlezone 98 Redux Brings Back FPS-RTS Fun

Battlezone 98 Redux [official site], a revamp of the splendid sci-fi FPS-RTS from 1998, is out… oh! Today! Now! It’s out now! Publishers Rebellion today jumped out a box yelling “Boo!” and flinging it onto Steam. They say they have more revamps coming too.

Battlezone’s your usual ’90s arcade-y RTS – the space race was a cover for an interplanetary hot war between the USA and USSR, where they collected resources to build tanks and blow up each other’s bases – only with the delightful addition of the ability to scamper around the battlefield yourself, taking control of vehicles to lead the fight. I remember it fondly.

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Sniper Elite 4 Announced, Going To Italy

Rebellion are returning to World War 2 for more sneaky sniping action later this year, having today announced Sniper Elite 4. This time, Ian Elite is headed to Italy to fight with the resistance against the forces of fascism. While we see Nazis in movies and video games all the time, Mussolini and friends are less common. Is the most known pop culture image of them perhaps from Allo Allo? Bit less sunny in reality, that lot. Anyway, yes, Sniper Elite 4 is announced and coming this year. Observe, a trailer:

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Battlezone 98 Redux Blasting Off This Spring

When Sniper Elite devs Rebellion announced last year that they were bringing back Battlezone, everyone responded “Oh. But not the good Battlezone?” (by which I mean I said that, but I’m using my authority to make you complicit, sucker). Luckily, Rebellion soon added that as well as making a game based on Atari’s 1980 arcade shooter, they were revamping The Good Battlezone, the FPS/RTS Activision released in 1998.

Now we know that Battlezone 98 Redux [official site], as they’re calling it, will arrive in spring with Steam Workshop support for mods and other new bits.

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Have You Played… Evil Genius?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

It’s a little baffling that nobody’s tried to make Evil Genius [official site] again. A transparent derivative of Dungeon Keeper, it did more than enough to distinguish itself from that noble luminary of base building and evil overlording.

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Happily Ever After: Rebellion Buy Woolfe

Whoo yeah, October 22nd! This means… Wombat Day? Yeah, it’s Wombat Day! And, you, ah, you know what’s like a wombat? It’s a wolf. Right? Kinda. I mean. They’re both mammals. Greyish. Got legs. Basically the same. This works. Happy Wombat Day!

Sniper Elite developers Rebellion have made a furry friend of their own, announcing that they’ve bought up Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries [official site]. Its developers Grin (different to the Bionic Commando Grin) folded in August after the genericly ‘twisted’ platformer reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood sold poorly, but apparently Rebellion see something in it. They’ll fulfil overdue Kickstarter rewards too.

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Have You Played… Rogue Trooper?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Alec recently revisted Rogue Trooper to take pretty screenshots of Rebellion’s cover shooter, so I’ll try not to tread similiar ground. It’s a third-person shooter based on a 2000 AD recurring story about a genetically-engineered blue supersoldier fighting with the help of his dead pals’ personalities living in his helmet, rifle, and rucksack. It’s pretty fun! What I’ll instead focus on is how I like it makes me create my own ammo, giving me freedom to use the weapons I want.

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