8-Bit RTS Sequel, 8-Bit Hordes, Launches on Consoles Next Year

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Soedesco’s RTS franchise continues coming to the consoles (well PS4 and Xbox at least), and this RTS fan couldn’t be happier. The 8-Bit series is a fun take on the genre, taking it back to basics. The first game, which launched last month on consoles, is a take on modern war RTS games, while the sequels, Hordes and Invaders, offer fantasty and science fiction takes on the genre respectively. 

They announced a couple months ago the full RTS series was coming to consoles (and you can read more about each of them here), today brings an official release date for 8-Bit Hordes, as well as a swanky new trailer. The fantasy RTS will launch on February 1, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox. 

8-Bit Hordes’ predecessor in the 8-Bit RTS Series, the modern warfare RTS 8-Bit Armies, was released for console on the 21st of September this year. A Limited Edition of 8-Bit Armies with loads of fun collector’s items is also on the way and will arrive on the 14th of December 2018.

Forceful factions

In 8-Bit Hordes, players command enormous armies of mythical medieval creatures from one of two factions: the Deathsworn or the Lightbringers. The Deathsworn is a dark lot, with fiery Dragons, terrifying Cyclops and evil Wraiths; whereas the Lightbringers fight with brave sorceresses, sturdy Treants and fierce Phoenixes.

Mass destruction

Each game in the 8-Bit RTS Series is a full standalone game with unique content. What all three games have in common is their colorful blocky voxel style, and the fact that they can be mixed together in unique online cross-title multiplayer versus and co-op. Players that own 8-Bit Hordes for example can cross swords with the floating brains of 8-Bit Invaders or the relentless snipers and nukes of 8-Bit Armies. The series’ uncomplicated console controls make it easy for players of all levels to build massive bases, summon and command colossal armies, and leave the enemy’s realm in pieces.

Will you be picking this up next year? 

-Jordan