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Supreme Ruler: Cold War announced

Supreme Ruler: Cold War announced

Paradox Interactive has announced a new Supreme Ruler, game, Supreme Rule 2020: Cold War

GamesCom 2010: Paradox Interactive has announced a new title in the Supreme Ruler series at GamesCom today, Supreme Ruler: Cold War.

Interestingly, Paradox says that, although the game will be based in 2020, recent real-world events will be an integral part of the story.

Gameplay will be about what you'd expect; grand-strategy, unstable governments, economic instability and lots of military action.

Players will be able to take the role of either the United States or the Soviet Union in the core campaign, while a sandbox mode opens the field to all nationalities in a post-World War II setting.

A multiplayer mode has been announced too, letting up to 16 players go head to head with either diplomatic or military actions. There's also a new and enhanced 3D graphics to help keep things look pretty, if that matters to you.

We'll be catching up with Paradox at the show tomorrow and will bring you any new details we can. Until then, let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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sotu1 19th August 2010, 23:49 Quote
Isn't the whole US vs Soviet Union just a tad dated? I mean the Soviet Union doesn't even exist today let alone in 10 years time....
Xir 20th August 2010, 08:13 Quote
Naaah...
They're just lulling us into security, to BAM let down the Facade and...strike back. :D

(Wait a second, I didn't make that up...I saw that somewhere...errrr getting old)
Plugs 20th August 2010, 10:44 Quote
because the previous games' full scale global war just wasnt exciting enough?
pimlicosound 20th August 2010, 10:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
Isn't the whole US vs Soviet Union just a tad dated? I mean the Soviet Union doesn't even exist today let alone in 10 years time....

If Hollywood or video games have taught us anything lately, it's that the real threat is never from Islamic terrorists and rogue states: it's always from a Russian ultra-nationalist or a neo-Nazi plotting behind the scenes.
earlydoors 20th August 2010, 11:36 Quote
Never heard of this franchise - is this an RTS?
DarkFear 20th August 2010, 12:00 Quote
Quote:
Naaah...
They're just lulling us into security, to BAM let down the Facade and...strike back. :D

Aren't you thinking about The Empire maybe? :P

16 player maps sounds like fun though...
SaNdCrAwLeR 20th August 2010, 12:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by earlydoors
Never heard of this franchise - is this an RTS?

no, it's a Grand Strategy Title, like most games published (and developed) by Paradox Interactive.
BRAWL 20th August 2010, 13:23 Quote
Seems fairly cool, even if THE GAME has a storyline that's fairly generic these days :(
Hakuren 20th August 2010, 14:31 Quote
It is not outdated. Simply by the fact how much stuff from that period is still classified. And because SR family is a unique set of games. It is great fun, but you need to be patient, in particular if you never played SR. No other game coming even close to SR 2010 or 2020 in terms of complexity. Biggest problem with SR2020 is CPU power. It is Very heavy CPU dependent game. In particular with last Update 7 when AI became much more active. i7 recommended.

Yes it is GST type of game (with tad of RTS), but it is far from Global Total Warfare. Of course you can do that, but there is much more than permanent carnage. Played many games where I did not fired a single shot. It was equally fun as shelling everything around [Chinese 400mm MLRS FTW!]. :)

Anyway, looking forward to new expansion. Game needs it, just like it need even more complexity. Bring it on. Har, Har, Har. :D
VipersGratitude 20th August 2010, 16:17 Quote
Well bugger...based on the title I was hoping for a Diana Ross simulator
Furymouse 20th August 2010, 17:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xir
Naaah...
They're just lulling us into security, to BAM let down the Facade and...strike back. :D

(Wait a second, I didn't make that up...I saw that somewhere...errrr getting old)

That would be from The Simpsons episode " Simpson Tide "
wiki entry( imdb's blocked at work )


And I see nothing wrong with having it soviets vs. america again. I'm still playing RA2 after all ;)
BattleGoat 20th August 2010, 19:24 Quote
The game is actually Supreme Ruler Cold War set in the 1950s. Paradox have corrected their press release;

http://www.paradoxplaza.com/press/2010/8/paradox-announces-supreme-ruler-cold-war-at-gamescom

Our intention is to allow the player to play though the historical cold war, not a future fictional conflict. How historically accurate it will be is not been finalized yet.
CowBlazed 21st August 2010, 00:27 Quote
2020 or 1950, seems like an easy mistake to make right??

Personally I liked the fictional future conflict idea better, woe is me.
Plugs 23rd August 2010, 14:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by CowBlazed
Personally I liked the fictional future conflict idea better, woe is me.

Nothing to stop you picking up a copy of SR2020 to do this now
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