It’s currently sitting with an 80% approval rating on Metacritic and has picked up a whole host of ‘Very Positive’ user ratings over on Steam, but now it’s time for Fantasy General II: Invasion to come to Xbox One and PS4.
Pushed out to console thanks to the British publishing team at Slitherine – a team who focus entirely on strategy games – Fantasy General II on Xbox One and PS4 promises to deliver an experience that console gamers have been looking for.
For a £33.49 asking price, Fantasy General II: Invasion will give you the opportunity to take charge of the Clans of Barbarian, as you lead them into battle against the Undead Empire. Featuring a full single player campaign structure that is home to more than 30 tactical missions, it’ll be up to you to lead your heroes, train them up and level their skills, as you dictate the fate of the world; a world that is on the very brink of utter destruction.
If you’re a fan of the old school classic strategy affairs from decades gone by, then Fantasy General II should well cover the bases you are looking for.
- The battles – Battle after battle, you will need to make decisions and develop your army. The young clan members will need to be trained, and as they gain enough experience, even the greenest recruits can be turned into champions. But beware: costly victories can be worse than a defeat… when battle-hardened units perish, so does their progression and experience. Each unit comes with their specific abilities, arms and armour, and they can be equipped with magic artefacts you find during battle and upgraded with gold and resources that you need to plunder from your enemy.
- The clans – A confederation of autonomous hill-land tribes, who value their independence and will fight fiercely for it. Field axemen, berserkers, spearmaidens, trolls and shamans, summon ancestor spirits and mighty elementals or train nimble stag riders and deadly werebears or recruit mercenaries from longbowmen to centaurs.
- The Empire – The most powerful realm on the face of Aer. Face the mighty Legions of the Empire and their magical creations from dragon cannons to golems as well as the Undead hordes they bring to battle, or fight harpies, lizard people and great dragons on your way.
- The World – The world of Aer is filled with beauty and wonders. From the cold, magic-rich highlands of Fareach, home to the player’s Barbarian Clans, to the Borderlands with their fertile river valleys and deep woods where witches and monsters still roam free; from the Sunken Land, submerged through a great Cataclysm and filled with treacherous swamp and Lizardfolk, to the refined and temperate Empire to the South, home to wondrous cities and built upon undead labour. Your campaign will see you fight across very different battlefields, requiring variable tactics and army composition.
We should well have a full review of Fantasy General II: Invasion on Xbox One coming your way in the days ahead, but in the meantime the usual trip to a digital store will see you able to take home a copy of the game on either Xbox One or PS4. Our preference is that of the Xbox Store, but hey, we’re not going to think anything less of those who wish to visit the PlayStation Store. Or those who want to run the PC via Steam route for that matter. If you do pick up Fantasy General II, let us know what you think about it. The comments are below.
Fantasy General II: Invasion is the reimagination of the strategy game classic from the 90s! Armies once again draw battle-lines on the war-torn land of Keldonia, and a new generation of commanders will test their bravery and tactics against each other. Fantasy wargaming is back! True to the tradition of the original game, Fantasy General II is all about turn-based battles. Lead over 75 different unique unit types, including powerful heroes. Take into consideration terrain, weapons and armour, magical effects, morale, and the balance of forces, make a plan, execute it, and vanquish your enemy, forging your reputation as a savage war-leader.