MicroProse Announces Three Games

Undead publisher MicroProse announces three new games they will be launching through Steam. MicroProse closed down in 2003 and the company name was grabbed during the fire sales surrounding the 2007 closure of also-undead publisher Atari. The exact circumstances of the company's resurrection are not clear (heretofore to be known as a Palapatine), but they revealed themselves last year upon their revival of WarBirds. Word is: "Today, MicroProse is not only remaking select classics from its past but also paving the road to next-generation, state of the art games that will create the memories and experiences of the demanding new generations of gamers." They say other "ambitious plans" will follow. For now they announce three new titles, all with TBA release dates: Sea Power - Naval Combat in the Missile Age, Second Front, and Task Force Admiral. Here's a bit of the description from each game:
Brought to you by the lead designer of Cold Waters, Sea Power lets you control NATO and Warsaw Pact forces in a modern naval conflict. Whether it's gunning it out with Boghammars in a surface duel, fighting off aerial attackers armed with long-range missiles, or hunting for enemy submarines with aircraft and surface ships, advanced weaponry and sensors are at your disposal. Can you successfully hide your forces while detecting and tracking theirs? It is up to you to play an advanced game of cat and mouse on the high seas, to seize the initiative and attack with the advantage of surprise on your side. And at all times, you have to observe rules of engagement and take care not to cause an unnecessary incident that could lead to escalation. After all, you cannot really be sure just who that radar contact at 30.000 feet is, can you?

Second Front is the tactical WWII game that genre enthusiasts always wanted and never really got. Sporting a full-fledged 3D engine and an easy to use user interface, the game is easy to play but hard to master. Why is that? Because Second Front is a project born from the developers’ passion and experience with realistic and deep tabletop tactical board games. Playing a tactical game that is deeper than your average X-Com clone, with a competent AI and a powerful editor to create scenarios and campaigns has been the dream of tactical players for long.

Task Force admiral Vol.1: American Carrier Battles is a single-player experience centered on the command of an early Pacific War US Navy carrier task force. As the overall commander, you are in charge of seeking the destruction of the enemy naval forces and preventing your opponent, the Japanese Navy, from accomplishing its objectives. To achieve your aims, you have at your disposal the most fearsome sea projection weapon known to Man in 1942: your carrier air groups and the task forces that support them.
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Hereticos wrote on May 6, 2020, 08:10:
Have you tried Phoenix Point from the original creator of XCOM?

We had some discussions on it. I haven't played it, but the general consensus here is that it was rushed and not well-thought out. There were some people who enjoyed it though.
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Have you tried Phoenix Point from the original creator of XCOM?
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Also, Warbirds reviews are not good. Hope they do better in the future.
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Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Have you played the original lately?

Also, doesn't Xenonauts scratch that itch?

Edit: never mind, ninja'd by Beam.
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everyone wrote on May 5, 2020, 11:49:
Time for Geoff Crammond Grand Prix 5!

This ^^^^^^^
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maddog wrote on May 5, 2020, 14:17:
If I won the lottery I'd blow millions paying a team to update the graphics on F-117. No changes to gameplay...just graphics.

Maybe a little tweak to the gameplay?

I loved F-117 too - it was, in many ways, the first flight simulator I played seriously - but the physics of its flight engine was... imaginative to say the least. My favorite part was that you could invert your airplane, turn off the engines, and then glide hundreds of miles. Well, you'd have to dive every now and again to gain speed when you started to stall, but once you got things moving again, you could easily reach - or surpass - your original altitude. Something about being upside down really confused the game. It was a very useful trick when you were running low on fuel.

I still have F-117 installed on my PC, although these days I mostly just watch its awesomely low-key intro. Excellent game, despite its age.
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Bill Borre wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:24:
I don't suppose there's any chance of seeing Klingon Honor Guard but maybe Space 1889?

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Kristian Joensen wrote on May 5, 2020, 14:32:
Beamer wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:59:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Sid Meier owns both those IPs!

Try Xenonauts, which is a more faithful XCOM reproduction. For what it's worth, though, I think that XCOM/XCOM2 are infinitely better than any of the ones based more on the 1994 game.

Surely Take Two and not Sid Meier owns the XCOM IP?

Firaxis, but they're owned by Take Two, so yes, technically, but they're generally in Sids care
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Cool, so they're making Red Storm Rising crossed with Harpoon, a ground pounder game (maybe with some Kampfgruppe), and a Carrier Strike remake. I for one approve. :p

MicroProse was a big part of my computing youth, starting on the Atari 400 (yay Hellcat Ace!) then moving to PC (Gunship, Gunship 2000, F-19 Stealth Fighter, F-117 Stealth Fighter, etc).
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 5, 2020, 13:45:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 11:24:
Beamer wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:59:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Sid Meier owns both those IPs!

Try Xenonauts, which is a more faithful XCOM reproduction. For what it's worth, though, I think that XCOM/XCOM2 are infinitely better than any of the ones based more on the 1994 game.
Yep! That's what I play when I have (at least) a couple of hours of free gaming time. I could replay this game forever.


I've tried Xeno but I didn't feel the vibe.
Xenonaughts 2 is in development. I personally really like the game and the sequel looks better. You can also play open Xcom which has a plethora of improvements.
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Beamer wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:59:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Sid Meier owns both those IPs!

Try Xenonauts, which is a more faithful XCOM reproduction. For what it's worth, though, I think that XCOM/XCOM2 are infinitely better than any of the ones based more on the 1994 game.

Surely Take Two and not Sid Meier owns the XCOM IP?
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If I won the lottery I'd blow millions paying a team to update the graphics on F-117. No changes to gameplay...just graphics.
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Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 11:24:
Beamer wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:59:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Sid Meier owns both those IPs!

Try Xenonauts, which is a more faithful XCOM reproduction. For what it's worth, though, I think that XCOM/XCOM2 are infinitely better than any of the ones based more on the 1994 game.


I've tried Xeno but I didn't feel the vibe.
Xenonaughts 2 is in development. I personally really like the game and the sequel looks better. You can also play open Xcom which has a plethora of improvements.
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I want another Red Storm Rising, please. Remake or a sequel would be acceptable.
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I'll take Master of Magic and XCOM Terror from the Deep for 800 please, Alex.
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Bill Borre wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:24:
I don't suppose there's any chance of seeing Klingon Honor Guard but maybe Space 1889?

Birth of the Federation, that would be a great remake.
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Time for Geoff Crammond Grand Prix 5!
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Beamer wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:59:
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Sid Meier owns both those IPs!

Try Xenonauts, which is a more faithful XCOM reproduction. For what it's worth, though, I think that XCOM/XCOM2 are infinitely better than any of the ones based more on the 1994 game.
I've tried Xeno but I didn't feel the vibe.

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Pr()ZaC wrote on May 5, 2020, 10:30:
I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.

Sid Meier owns both those IPs!

Try Xenonauts, which is a more faithful XCOM reproduction. For what it's worth, though, I think that XCOM/XCOM2 are infinitely better than any of the ones based more on the 1994 game.
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I'd so like an X-COM remake based on the original. So much (more) freedom in the first one.
Also, Sid Meier's Pirates!.
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