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Battle Nations is an epic and addictive combat strategy game filled with exciting adventures and lovable characters. Train your troops, battle your friends, build your Outpost, and defeat powerful villains!
Release Date: Apr 18, 2014
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“Welcome to Z2’s first Early Access title on Steam! Battle Nations is an epic and addictive combat strategy game filled with exciting adventures and lovable characters. Train your troops, battle your friends, build your Outpost, and defeat powerful villains!

We’ve decided to launch in Beta in the Early Access program after much testing, to ensure that the build is as solid and stable as it can be before we launch into full production for Steam.

Battle Nations on Steam can be played with and against other players on all other platforms supported by Battle Nations. You can also switch and play your account between all platforms. You can help us prepare for final launch by playing on Steam, and letting us know if you have any issues via our forums.

As always, Battle Nations is free to play!”
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[PATCH NOTES] Battle Nations 4.0

June 25th, 2014

Citizens,

Battle Nations 4.0 is ready for action! This major update includes FIVE new levels and more than 80 new missions!

The story you know and love continues as well. Rebels are fractured with infighting, the Spiderwasp Queen emerges, Perkins finds out some disturbing news, and a Rebel General makes overtures of peace.

New Level Cap: And you know what that means… MORE LAND EXPANSIONS! Who will be the first to expand their Outpost and reach level 70?!

New Repeatable Bosses: Seek out the Spiderwasp Queen and Goliath Tank, which will regularly spawn and dare you to take the battlefield! Rare prizes will be awaiting only those strong enough to defeat these massive new threats.

New Locations:

Spiderwasp Nest: The Battle Nations world continues to grow with the all new Spiderwasp Nest! Do you dare to venture in? Be warned, low ceilings and hanging rocks in this mysterious and dark new land will change the way you do battle.

Rebel Bunker: This newly discovered Rebel hangout is where you’ll find their most disastrous weapon to-date, The Goliath Tank!

New Resource: Dr. Harris is a scientific genius, and has been researching and manufacturing an all-new resource that has great strategic implications for you! Complete missions to unlock your Plasma Refinery and behold all the glory that awaits!

New Units:

Electric Fence: This barrier is super-tough and sears three squares at a time with a stunning electric attack. Bring it with you to any battle!

Plasma Turret: An unmanned weapons system that fires a piercing plasma beam across an entire column of enemies.

Plasma Tank: Powerful plasma weapons plus hardened armor equals the best of both worlds — a powerful frontline unit.

Plasma Trooper: His X918 Plasma Rifle has two far-reaching attacks, and provides a plasma shield that reduces Piercing damage.

Plasma Artillery Cannon: This artillery is capable of raining down highly damaging plasma over a large swath of the battlefield.

Royal Spiderwasp Warrior: The Warrior's Mandibles can evade even the strongest frontline defenses, and its hardened shell is strong against Fire.

Spiderwasp Eggs: With the exception of their horrible smell and nearly-impenetrable candy-coated shell, little is known about these rare drops from the Spiderwasp Queen.

Phalanx Tank: If you’re lucky enough to earn one of these bad boys from a battle with the Goliath Tank, you’ll soon forget how miserable you were without one.

New Buildings:

Missile Defense System: Technically both a unit and a building but who’s counting? The latest in defense for your Outpost, this silo launches a nuclear missile that devastates the entire opposing army.

Recycling Plant: Recycling is good for the planet, and for you, providing you with a warm fuzzy feeling — not to mention XP and gold.

Research Lab: Indulge your inner mad scientist and run complex experiments for gold and XP.

Plasma Weapons Factory: Your one stop shop for all the plasma wielding troops and vehicles you could ask for.

Plasma Refinery: Feed your Chem and Oil into the Plasma Refinery, and it'll provide the Plasma you need to create the army of your dreams.

Adv. Plasma Refinery: Need more Plasma faster? The Advanced Plasma Refinery will churn out as much as you can handle.

Chemical Reservoir: Why have an open pool of toxic sludge in your Outpost? How about totally free Chem every day?

Decorations Unlocked:

8 of the Arbor Day trees have been unlocked and added to the Decoration menu.

Ramsey's Workout Emporium and Hall of Remembrance have been unlocked in the Shops menu.

Unit Changes:

Throw rocks up to the sky! You heard it first in the Dev Diary, Trebuchets got a little boost and can now hit air units. Just remember, what goes up must come down (hopefully not on Perkins).

Three units are moving OUT of the Prestigious Academy. You can now train the following in the Raider Training Camp: The Skirmisher, Champion, and Dustwalker!

HUD and Interface Updated: Talk about a fresh coat of paint! Our updates mean scrolling through your resources and managing your missions just got a lot easier.

Like we said before, this is a MASSIVE UPDATE! We hope you’re as stoked about it as we are. Keep an eye out, as we’ll let you know as soon as 4.0 is live!

Share your feedback on our official 4.0 DISCUSSION THREAD!

See you all on the battlefield,
IKKI

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Reviews

“This game has a great look to it...and its roster of characters are well-written and even sometimes genuinely funny.”
Kotaku

“Battle Nations is freemium done well, offering more entertainment for your download than most of its competition.”
4/5 – TouchArcade

About the Game

Battle Nations is an epic and addictive combat strategy game filled with exciting adventures and lovable characters. Train your troops, battle your friends, build your Outpost, and defeat powerful villains!

You're in command of the Imperial Army and must complete missions across the great Frontier. Assemble an army of lethal troops and vehicles, as you gather precious resources to build a resourceful and efficient Outpost. With the help of Sgt. Ramsey, Lt. Morgan, Floyd, Zoey, Perkins, and more, you'll keep the Empire safe from treachery.

Game Features


• Over 500 missions, with more on the way!
• Over 100 unique troops and vehicles with distinct skills, abilities, and attacks!
• Construct, customize, and fortify your Outpost with a variety of buildings: Military Installations, Shops, Resources, Housing, Decor, and more!
• Engage in strategic turn-based combat in variety of locations across the Battle Nations world!
• Battle your friends and others players around the world in Friend vs. Friend and Random PvP Matches!
• Enjoy incredibly detailed graphics and animations!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900 (Integrated Video Cards not recommended)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
250 of 379 people (66%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
3 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I don't understand why there are so many negative comments to the game. I've been playing Battle Nations on the IOS for nearly 2 years now and the game is still great! Sure, at times the game may feel like it's Pay To Win, but the game is still playable without Nanopods. Playing without Nanopods just adds to the difficulty, which in turn adds to the fun. The game is really fun in my opinion and I'm so happy to see the game finally in Steam!

The only complaint I have so far with the Steam version is that windowed mode isn't an option. Hopefully in the future there will be a patch to do that. Other than that though, the game is exactly like the IOS version, and is definitely a game you should get.

Edit: So it seems you can make it windowed by pressing the escape key and clicking on the button "Full Screen on Startup" Figured I'd add that as I've seen a lot of people wondering how to get it to full screen.

Edit 2: So many people have been saying that this game is so much like a Facebook game so why should it be on Steam. What exactly is so wrong with a "Facebook Game" being on Steam anyway? I admit, you're not gonna sit down for 6 hours at a time and play Battle Nations, but the game is actually fun. These people with not even an hour on the game and haven't played it on the IOS or any other device at all haven't really expirenced what Battle Nations really is. The game is slow until approx. level 20, where the battles get interesting and the selection of your units make a huge difference in a fight. With that, I again hope that everyone reading this will give Battle Nations a shot, even with all the harsh criticism coming from the opposition.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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61 of 92 people (66%) found this review helpful
778 products in account
386 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Battle Nations smartly combines two different genres focusing, on the one hand, on the immediacy of casual games; and, on the other hand, on the challenge and the thickness of the turn-based strategy games.Battle Nations features an intense audio soundtrack, but it's nothing special. The graphics aren't amazing, but they're unique and give Battle Nations its own style.It doesn't have the deepest city building mechanic, and the simplified combat leaves something to be desired, but when put together the two halves make for a largely enjoyable experience.Z2 has done a good job with their first title which provides more entertainment than other games of this sort.
Posted: April 25th, 2014
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110 of 180 people (61%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
3 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Im not sure why people dislike it so much, im really glad this came to pc, and it isnt really much of a pay 2 win game since i never payed for "nanopods" myself, but since this is a free game, and takes as much space as a flash game to load, you should try this out for a good old 10 minutes.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
4 reviews
12.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
this game was one of the best games iv ever played, i first started it on the ipad, now my comp, the game has many different types of units, buildings, enemys and comedy. its graphics are astounding and it really works hard on what it has to offer, you simply can turn this game down, the many units that can be used are awsome and hillarous, one of them is a fluffly little cat, owned by the heavy brute with the mini gun, he loves his cat, it does take a while to build or train units but i dont get bothered by that at all. the game has plenty to offer and is outstanding,i reccomend that you play this game right now, just go and get it! this is one of the best games i have ever played!
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
1 review
48.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
So far I realy like this game. Many people say its a Pay to Win, but im quite far in the game and I have not payed ONCE. Yes the game almost forces you to with the long time for something to be built and ect, but honestly it just gives me time to plan and have a brake once an while, Like they say 'Rome was not built in a day'. But i can see some of the bad press becuase of this mechanic. But once you get over that its a nice game pluss the fact its free you would expect the developers to get some way to earn money and we should respect that. Overall if you have good paitence and taste for Dev or tycoon or even stragey games this game is for you.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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