Dominions 5 [Official Site], the latest iteration of the popular fantasy strategy game has been announced, it will have Linux support as usual.
One of the biggest changes is perhaps the combat system. All units now perform their actions simultaneously in real time, resulting in battles that are faster and who reaches who first isn't so important. Units will reach eachother at the same time, with it being random on who gets to attack first. The battles are still fully automatic, so you can still kick back and watch the madness unfold.
It will be interesting to see how people feel about such a big difference in the combat system.
There's various new mechanics for units too, like shields that can be damaged and broken. This makes you army setup more important than ever, since using shields to counter large axes might not be the best idea.
The developers say it's close to being finished and it will be released simultaneously on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. They are planning for a November Steam release.
New feature highlight:
- New movement system
- Real time combat
- Per unit combat logs
- Updated user interface with information more clearly presented than before
- New 3d-engine with better looking terrain, huge performance increase for good graphics cards
- New random maps with bridges and better looking terrains
- + more!
They say there's plenty to show off since Dominions 4 that they haven't mentioned yet, so it's worth checking their new page for it.
Thanks for the tip ysblokje!