A new video and screenshots have been released for the upcoming game, Etherium, a futuristic real-time strategy published by Focus Home Interactive and developed for PC by Tindalos Interactive.
As shown in the video below, there will be 3 playable factions of the game – the Humans from the Consortium, the Vectides and the Intari – wage an all-out war for Etherium in the video composed of animatic and in-game sequences.
In Etherium, these three empires are locked in a ruthless struggle to control the Etherium, a mysterious and precious resource found only on a handful of planets. Players will take the lead of one of the three factions, each with its individual characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, technologies and special skills such as climate control, espionage and precognition.
The solo campaign in the game is non-linear: therefore players are free to decide how conquests progress as they manage their resources, expand their colonies and extend their control of the map to assemble an army capable of destroying opponents.
Battles will ensue between armies comprising numerous units: infantry, tanks, aircraft, and even gigantic colossi of war several dozens of feet high.
Players will also use scientific research to develop a tech tree enabling them to unlock new units and upgrades, access new structures to develop colony and to use new special skills.
The game will also feature a unique and dynamic weather system that has a direct impact on a player’s strategy. Use a sandstorm to approach the enemy base unseen, or mount a rearguard attack by crossing a freezing river. Each of the 7 planets has diverse environments, and varied terrain that will force players to adapt to an arid desert, icy worlds, island archipelagos and more.
Lastly, the game will also test strategic skills in online modes, where up to four players can compete simultaneously.
Etherium is developed exclusively for PC and will be available early beginning of next year.
Check out the trailer below and the gallery to see the latest screenshots.