Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Black Hole Entertainment
Ship Date: Fall 2004
Category: Real Time Strategy
Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, a fantasy RTS where
the boundaries of the battlefield are broken and war is waged both
above and below the ground. This game takes strategy to new depths
as elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness are locked
in an epic battle for survival.
In the world of Exigo, where peace and prosperity have
reigned for years, the empires of man and beast faces their greatest
threat yet. A sinister force known as The Fallen has awaken to strike
where the inhabitants of this world least expect - from underground.
Users will take control of massive armies, wage wars
in the forests and river valleys of the surface, then descend into
the caverns and catacombs of the underworld to face off against the
Armies on all sides will have the ability to delve deep
underground to travel unseen by foes or borrow up to the surface to
unleash powerful attacks on unsuspecting enemies. The gamer must devise
never before deployed strategies for combat and defense as attacks
can come from all directions.
Conquer as the heavily fortified Empire and control an
army of knights, dwarves, elves and gnomes. Ravage the plains with
the nomadic Beasts, leading tribes of ogres, trolls and other fantastic
creatures. Emerge from deep to consume the world of light with The
Fallen â€“ a powerful force of dark elves, fallen warriors, swarming
insects and other horrific creatures of the dark.
Engage in an epic three-part single player campaign and save the world
of Exigo from the evil that threatens to plunge the world into darkness.
Or go online for massive multiplayer skirmishes with up to eight players
striving to conquer the surface and underworld. Success can only be
achieved through a balance of military might and strategic alliances.
Control any of three different armies: The
Empire (knights, wizards, elves), The Beast (ogres, trolls, lizardmen),
and The Fallen ( dark elves, fallen knights and creatures of the deep).
Wage war on two fronts simultaneously â€“ above
and below the surface â€“ with a unique dual layered map system.
Stunning 3D visuals bring the characters
and environments to life.
Immerse yourself in a fully interactive
world: Blow up bridges, destroy damns to flood the underworld, create
avalanches to take out your enemies, cause subterranean lava flows
to erupt aboveground, and dig tunnels from the surface into the caverns
Engage the enemy with an army of up to 200
units for massive real time battles.
Change the landscape of both the surface
and underground by deploying units, such as Miners, and casting spells,
such as Earthquake and Volcano.
Single-player includes a three part campaign
and skirmish mode to battle computer-controlled players.
Go online and play in one of four multiplayer
modes: Melee, Arena, Mission , and Free-for-all.