Retro-Style RTS 8-Bit Armies Gets a Launch Trailer Focusing on Unit Classes

8-Bit Armies' launch trailer details some of the best reasons for deploying its classes and what they can bring to the game.

Just ahead of its launch on home consoles, the latest trailer for 8-Bit Armies takes an in-depth look at different character classes and the advantages that they’ll have on the battlefield.

When diving into a new RTS title, knowledge regarding the pros and cons for each unit can be absolutely essential. Luckily, publisher SOEDESCO has released a trailer that should take the burn out of 8-Bit Armies’ learning curve.

The trailer focuses on six different in-game units covering infantry, land and air vehicles, and even heavy artillery. Throughout the video we learn that a few choice pieces of trivia, including the fact that snipers bode well against incoming aircrafts, while those armed with rocket launchers  have an advantage over land-based vehicles. Heavy tanks come in handy for assaulting most other units, while long-ranged nuclear warheads are strong against anything unlucky enough to step within their blast radius.

Once the combat begins, the charming, chunky polygon art-style of 8-Bit Armies mixed with its bright array of colors makes for a beautiful display as swarms of helicopters take to the skies or waves of heavy tanks fill the roads. When engaging in a firefight, it becomes an eye-catching explosion of color.

8-Bit Armies will be launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, September 21; the title is available now on PC. There are also limited edition collector’s editions in the works.

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Eoghan Murphy

Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.

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