Stardock’s Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is the first standalone expansion to the 2008 space based RTS. Many (myself included) were a little dubious about the original’s approach to gameplay, with no campaign mode and a major focus on multiplayer. But do you know what, Sins of a Solar Empire provided a ridiculous amount of gameplay for your money. I had scenarios on the largest scale maps with the max number of AI players that lasted for weeks. It was like fighting a real war on a galactic scale.
The new game trailer promises an equally epic setting with advanced weaponry and shifting allegiances, but even without gameplay footage I can tell it’s going to be pretty.
Available for pre-order now, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is set for release in June 2012. If you enjoy RTS’ and fleet based combat this should definitely be on your radar.