Get Your Civil War On With Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Get Your Civil War On With Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

The latest expansion to the award-winning RTS offers a host of new ships and features.

Real-time strategy fans looking for a new game to hone their empire-building skills should take note. Ironclad Games is bringing a brand new expansion to its award-winning sci-fi epic Sins of a Solar Empire later this year. Titled Rebellion, the new stand-alone expansion will be available through Steam, and introduces "rebel" and "loyalist" factions among the game's three races.

Also included in the expansion is a complete graphical overhaul and a host of new ships, most notably the colossal Titan-class starships, which you can check out in the screenshots below. They're so impressive they put the Super Star Destroyer from Star Wars to shame.

Currently, interested parties who pre-order Rebellion can jump into the public beta and start battling for galactic supremecy with the new ships available for the military-industrial TEC faction. More information can be found at the game's website here.

Originally released in 2008, Sins of a Solar Empire received high praise for its epic space battles, low-hardware requirements and the unique blend of the real-time-strategy and 4X gameplay (which, speaking from personal experience, is incredibly addictive). Ironclad has since released two expansions for the game, Entrenchment and Diplomacy, which introduced more game features like starbases and diplomatic victory conditions for the star-faring pacifists among us.

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Sorry, as excited as I am for this (especially with a Steam release, woohoo!), nothing will ever be cooler than the Super Star Destroyer.

O my, how sexy,

Now, if only, they'd do some kind of console port.
:3

Oh god so much want. I put hours upon hours into the original game. Then I got mods and did it again, now this...

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I have yet to try this game, is it like Sword of the Stars? Been meaning to try that too.

How is this news just now? Hasn't this been in the works for months now?

The only thing I don't like about Sins is the lack of a story mode, other then that it's a pretty awesome game.

Scrumpmonkey:
How is this news just now? Hasn't this been in the works for months now?

This is not out yet, the mico-expacs Diplomacy and Entrenchment were out for months, maybe that's what you're thinking of?

Waaghpowa:
I have yet to try this game, is it like Sword of the Stars? Been meaning to try that too.

Running off my limited base of knowledge on Sword of the Stars I can say kind of.

There isn't ship customization, the whole game is real time, and combat is pretty decisive.

Saviordd1:

Waaghpowa:
I have yet to try this game, is it like Sword of the Stars? Been meaning to try that too.

Running off my limited base of knowledge on Sword of the Stars I can say kind of.

There isn't ship customization, the whole game is real time, and combat is pretty decisive.

The only reason I ask is because I never got into the 4X games way back, but they wildly intrigue me. I did buy Sword of the Stars 2 on Steam sale, but it's overwhelmingly complex with no tutorial so I haven't done too much in it.

One of these day's they'll toss in something really out there: a story campaign...

That Titan Class ship is even bigger than a star base! The thought of two Titans battling it out with support ships and capital ships in a last stand vs final push would be pure joy.

I could never get into Sins, I tried and really wanted to like it but just couldnt ever get invested in it.

I could see the appeal but I prefered the structure of Homeworld and the like I suppose

Waaghpowa:

Saviordd1:

Waaghpowa:
I have yet to try this game, is it like Sword of the Stars? Been meaning to try that too.

Running off my limited base of knowledge on Sword of the Stars I can say kind of.

There isn't ship customization, the whole game is real time, and combat is pretty decisive.

The only reason I ask is because I never got into the 4X games way back, but they wildly intrigue me. I did buy Sword of the Stars 2 on Steam sale, but it's overwhelmingly complex with no tutorial so I haven't done too much in it.

Eh Sins is pretty simple honestly, you can at least stumble through an easy game. Admittedly anything after that requires knowledge of the game but it really isn't complex, only the economy is.

 

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