[[The story]]In Dark Reign 2's apocalyptic future, an ecologically unstable Earth has fallen under the rule of a repressive world police force, the Jovian Detention Authority. Charged by Earth's elite with protecting their exclusive 'dome' cities, the JDA is locked in an ongoing battle to pacify the masses of urban 'Sprawlers' who dwell in the toxic, irradiated world outside. [images]It is not until the occurrence of a single, catastrophic event, however, that the Sprawlers unite their unconventional technologies and weaponry to engage the JDA in the violent drama of Earth's final chapter. The battle unfolds on land, sea and air, and gamers can take up the cause of either side, fighting through 20 challenging day and night missions. [[Technology]]Dark Reign II redefines the real-time strategy experience with innovative improvements, including real 3-D terrain, new strategic options, unprecedented battlefield control, squad-level RTS enhancements and superior multiplayer features. While other RTS competitors stay mired in 2-D, Dark Reign II brings the 3-D battlefield of the future to life.While competitive RTS games rely on 2-D voxels, sprites or bitmaps, Dark Reign II's full 3-D engine supports multiple levels of elevation, line-of-sight restrictions and spectacular graphic effects. It also utilizes Intel's MRM (multi-resolution mesh) technology, adjusting performance to make full use of your machine's processing power. The game's squad management interface includes special team groupings and team placement to allow unit control from anywhere on the map. [images]The building manager feature allows you to manage the status of your buildings from any location. Dark Reign II's 3-D battlefield delivers different strategic scenarios, including day and night missions, inner-city battles, extreme weather, and the ability to control vital chokepoints. Superior multiplayer features include robust Internet play, cooperative play, team play, alliances and a full 3-D map editor. Instant replay mode allows you to review past battles from any angle and even trade replays over the Internet.
June 3, 2000 - 9:00pm