Will we be able to get Heirtage of Kings in the US or should we order from the UK?
Only this week I searched on amazon.com and chipbits.com the only 2 online stores I know in the USA and neither had it available for pre-order.I can only suggest you search online stores,before you pay for shipping from the UK.
I looked through all the 'coming soon' games at ebgames.com and no mention of HOK.... It might be that the US release is staggered for some reason.
Same thing in sweden, its not even on the ubisoft sweden release list, i emailed them several times no awnser at all. But ubi soft in sweden have no service at all, i sent them around 20 mail about diffrent games, they awnsered 1 of them. And that reply was that it wasnt thier problem there wasnt any serials in the swedish version of Settlers 4.
I found this however in a game review
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Among a group of very experienced designers, Bruce Milligan contributed to the new Settlers. The American has worked with world-famous designers Sid Meier, Bruce Shelley, and Brian Reynolds and lent his creative style to successful strategy titles in the past.
"I have spent a lot of time working with the Settlers team on the creation and refinement of the overall game concept and the gameplay itself," said Bruce Milligan, who has lent his creative talents to titles including Civilizationâ®, Tropicoâ"ž¢: Paradise Island, and Rise lof Nationsâ"ž¢.
"I think the Settlers' development team has crafted a 3D real-time strategy game that will be of great appeal for U.S. RTS gamers. The final result will be phenomenally appealing."
If you go to the HOK home page and click on Developers Bios the team who made HOK is on there with snippets about their likes dislikes etc,the guy you mentioned list his favourite all time games as AOE and others in that series,I do wonder if thats why HOK looks so much like AOE
yes penny i read that too a while ago and same thought as you. Im not sure how i feel about the new things yet. As i understand many things has been changed to speed up the gameplay wich could be a good thing, but there seems to be alot of upgrades for buildings in the game and im afraid it might became like warcraft 3 where a game can be over in 5 min and you dont often get to build half of the upgrades.