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23 June 2017

Screenshots Feature: The Rise of the Legions

A new sci-fi tactical game is now ready for beta!

Published on 10 SEP 2014 8:38am by Nik Gaukroger
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Almost a year ago we carried an interview with Romain Soulie of Studio Nyx about their Kickstarter funded boardgame conversion of Legions of Steel – read it here. When they were unsuccessful in raising the funding for the game through Kickstarter, they teamed up with wargames publishers Slitherine in order to bring the game to market.

 

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Apart from a couple of videos about the early stages of development (see here) things have been pretty quiet on this project, however, it appears that the game is now ready for beta testing as can be seen from the Slitherine press release quoted below. A number of new screenshots from the game have also been released and these show that there has been a lot of progress made in this area at least, and to my eye the game looks a hell of a lot better. If you’re interested in the game now is a good time to jump onto the beta program.

 

 

We’ve been promised a review copy as soon as one is available, and we’ll see if we can do a preview feature as well to keep readers informed. However, until then we’ll just have to leave you with the screenshots and press blurb …

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Slitherine Press Release:

“Epsom, UK – September 10, 2014.

Far in the future, factions from the Milky Way are forming a military coalition. Their target: The Empire of the Machines, a fearsome robotic authority that endangers the whole galaxy. In Legions of Steel, players will control a squad of elite human troopers sent behind the enemy lines to eliminate the threat at the source. Alternatively, they will be able to lead the robots through the dark and cold corridors of the Machine’s undergrounds to repel the Human offensive.

Directly inspired from the board game of the same name, Legions of Steel is a fast-paced and thrilling tactical game in which every move can change the outcome of a battle. Analyzing the maps, planning orders wisely, selecting the right tactical options and reading the opponent’s mind will be necessary to not be outmaneuvered by the enemy. Both sides are equipped with ranged weapons, so only the players able to identify the best cover and the key lines of fire will have a chance to survive in this futuristic world.

Thanks to 2 single-player solo campaigns, hotseat and skirmish modes, various multiplayer scenarios and a gameplay that both captures the essence of the original board game and introduces new features to adapt the game to modern standards, Legions of Steel is the digital adaptation that the fans of tactical sci-fi games were waiting for!

This captivating multiplatform tactical game is now ready to enter the beta phase on PC, iPad and Android Tablets. And we invite players to help us test it! By signing up for the beta, players will have a chance to be selected to be one of the lucky few who will be able experience Legions of Steel before release and help us with the final touches, ensuring a smooth release later this year.

 

Players can sign up for the beta by clicking here.

Get more information on Legions of Steel from its official product page.

 

 

Slitherine is part of the Slitherine Group

About the Slitherine Group

The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry.

 

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Press Materials: All press materials are available from the Slitherine Group Press Media Area or by contacting press@matrixgames.com.”