January 27, 2010
Sword of the Stars II Announced
At the Paradox Interactive
Convention last week, Kerberos revealed that their next project is the much
awaited sequel to the critically hailed Sword of the Stars 4X franchise. Today,
Paradox Interactive summarizes some of the details revealed.
In Sword of the Stars 2, gamers will
be reacquainted with the original six races from Swords of the Stars I and its
expansions as well as reveal the dark secret of the original series, the Suul’ka
– an ancient race that is responsible for tampering with the Liir, Zuul, and
other races in the SotS universe!
Not limited to another entire new
race and their unique drive technology, SotS2 will be a major step forward in
the SotS approach to 4X gameplay, taking the easy-to-learn-hard-to-master
philosophy set out in SotS1 and following that path to a new standard in space
”We’ve always felt there are many
parallels between Paradox Interactive and Kerberos. We share a passion for game
development, a dedication to a strong community and have earned a great deal of
reorganization and creditability in the strategy gaming community for our work.
Sword of the Stars 2 is in its early conception but is already showing potential
of becoming Kerberos great masterpiece and we are very excited to play a part in
bringing it to gamers worldwide, said Fredrik Wester, CEO Paradox Interactive.
“Sword of the Stars 2 represents not
only an evolution of the SotS gameplay and story, but also a union between a
developer and a publisher who understand gameplay and strategy above all else.
To us, Paradox is more than just another publisher, they are fellow gamers who
love strategy and action as much as we do. When it comes to the game itself,
Sword of the Stars 2 will be far more than just a sequel where the graphics have
been tuned up and a new unit or two thrown in. Instead players can look forward
to a whole new game that is based on the central SotS experience, but willing
and able to grow beyond it to offer even more in terms of strategy, tactics and
gameplay.” Martin Cirulis, CEO Kerberos Productions.
Sword of the Stars 2 is in early
production and is scheduled for release in 2011.
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