Today, publisher SOEDESCO and developer Petroglyph Games announced that real-time strategy game 8 Bit Armies is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, both digitally and at retail sometime this summer. Additionally, the game is also getting a retail PC release — after releasing on PC digitally back on April 22nd of last year — this summer as well.
For those that don’t know, Petroglyph Games is comprised of veteran team members and executive staff from Westwood Studios, the creators of Command & Conquer. It is also the developer of games such as Grey Goo, Universe at War, and Star Wars: Empire at War.
Here’s an overview of 8 Bit Armies, courtesy of the developer itself:
8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph’s most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Armies features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers.
- Jump right in with easy to understand modern military units and structures
- Play cooperatively or versus the AI choosing from multiple difficulty options
- Use classic RTS Base-Building mechanics to construct the ultimate HQ from which to attack your foes
- Explore a variety of locales, destroying everything that gets in your way with devastating superweapons
- Two campaigns with a total of 40 single-player combat missions for many hours of gameplay
- Join your friends to play 12 co-op missions against a variety of AI opponents
- Gather up to 8 online players to team up in one of the dozen multiplayer/skirmish maps
According to SOEDESCO, the boxed and online console version of 8-Bit Armies will include the game and the Guardians Campaign DLC. What is exactly meant by “online” is unclear, but if I had to guess it is simply referring to the digital version of the game.
A price point was not revealed, but the game costs $14.99 USD on Steam, so expect a price point that’s either this or in the ballpark. Below, you can check out the new trailer: