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New Swords & Soldiers Faction: The Chinese Empire

Posted by Damien McFerran

The third army of Ronimo Games' upcoming WiiWare epic is revealed

Ronimo Games has announced details of the third faction in its highly promising WiiWare title Swords & Soldiers.

As you may already be aware, Swords & Soldiers is a 2D sidescrolling real-time strategy game. Ronimo has been slowly drip-feeding information about the title over the past few months and with the release only weeks away, this is surely the final piece of the puzzle.

Here's the press release:

Just a few weeks before release of the game, the third faction of Swords and Soldiers, the Chinese is finally revealed!

At long last the veil of secrecy is lifted! Emerging as the third contender for world domination is the CHINESE EMPIRE! Ruled by their child emperor, the Chinese care little for Viking barbecue feasts, or Aztec Vegetable growing contests. The Child Emperor tasks his subjects with gathering the the most exquisite toys from the corners of the world. Of course this will lead the Chinese empire onto a collision course with the other two factions.

To introduce the first Chinese unit: The Rocketeer
Strapping giant firework rockets to your back might not seem like a brilliant idea, but the Rocketeers will do anything to satisfy their emperor's appetite for new toys. Extremely volatile, the Rocketeers are always willing to deliver their beautifull but deadly payload to the opposition. As well as offering a ranged attack, Rocketeers deal damage with final breath, and always go out with a bang, giving the whole battlefield a festive glow!

To introduce the first Chinese spell: Arrow rain
The arrow is a very effective weapon in the Chinese arsenal. They are used to pick off single targets at a great distance. To confront the sturdy Vikings and the fast moving Aztecs, the Chinese have improved their arrows with some burning fire. So if you're fighting the Chinese faction, you'd better hope the heavens don't open. If they do, there's a good chance you're about to be showered with a barrage of flaming arrows.

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User Comments (15)



Objection said:

I look forward to this title. Its one of the few WW that I am! It seems packed full of RTS goodness.



Bahamut_ZERO said:

Oooooohhhhhh. Awesome, though I would have preferred Romans myself.

But still no news of a release date



Awesome5 said:

I checked out the site, and it looks awesome. I was expecting Japanese (ninja throwing stars), but this is pretty close.



Crazed said:

The sooner we get a release date, the better. However, this is still a great update, and I can't wait for the game to come out.



KDR_11k said:

Their arrows will be so numerous they will blot out the sun.
So much better, then we shall fight our battle in the shade.



Sean_Aaron said:

I cannot say I care for RTS games (turn-based for my aged mind/hands thanks), but this looks really nice and the 2D aspect should make it more accessible for RTS-challenged folk like me.



PKShadowGamer said:

@ Toddr CONGRATS! YOU GOT FIRST! Here's your trophy of being a complete douchebag

Thank GOD they didn't completely screw up and be racist. I'm so happy. Being Chinese I expected a slanted eyed yellow skinned character. Happy to see I was wrong.

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