PC PREVIEW: RISE AND FALL: CIVILIZATIONS AT WAR

Midway Games Inc., a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced an exclusive publishing agreement with Stainless Steel Studios based in Cambridge, Massachusetts for Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War, a new historical, real-time strategy game that is scheduled to ship in winter 2005. The agreement furthers Midway's entrance into the premium PC games market and underscores the company's commitment to partner with the industry's top development talent.

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is the latest creation from award-winning developer Stainless Steel Studios and renowned game designer Rick Goodman. Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. Rise & Fall allows players to fight alongside their troops as one of history's eight greatest heroes, and bring victory to their nation on the battlefield.

"Stainless Steel Studios is known for creating revolutionary, real-time strategy games that appeal to a worldwide audience," said David F. Zucker, president and chief executive officer of Midway. "This relationship and the upcoming launch of Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War will further establish Midway in the premium PC market."

"We are very excited to be working with Midway, a publisher who is truly committed to creating the highest quality games in the industry," said Rick Goodman, president of Stainless Steel Studios. "With its unprecedented gameplay, historical accuracy and unique elements, Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War will be one of the most ambitious RTS games to date."

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System: PC
Dev: Stainless Steel
Pub: Midway
Release: Winter 2005
Players: 1 - ?
Preview by Vaughn
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